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Celebrating the life of
Shirley Jones Marks
Passed away on February 14, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Monday, February 19, 2018
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension
  • 120 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-232-4151

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Carol, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. All of my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, now and in the coming days weeks ahead. She sounded like such an amazing woman! I know that her legacy lives on in her children, grandchildren and great grands! May God bless you and may you find peace in knowing that she is now whole again and with her loved ones in Heaven.

Julie Lane, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My condolences to your family and please know your loss is shared by many including Jehovah God who had promised at Revelation 21:3,4 to wipe out pain sickness sorrow and death forever. Please visit www.jw.org for many more promises.

Henry, , GA

My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Marks. The Bible talks about death being gone forever, we all are looking forward to that. Matter of fact at 1 Corinthians 15:26 the Bible says that death will be brought to nothing. We all look forward to that in the near future.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

May God who comforts us in All our trials be with the Jones Marks Family during this time of sorrow, and remembered God”s promise that, “The hour is coming in which those in the memorial tombs will hear HIS voice and come out (2 Corn1:3) (John 5:28,29)

Brenda, Stone Mountain , Ga

Shirley Jones Marks, 88, died peacefully in her sleep on February 14, 2018 at Spanish Oaks Retreat and Hospice. She was born in Savannah, GA on September 13, 1929 to the late Norma Kline Jones and Earl P. Jones. She was a loving and devoted daughter and wife, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend.

Shirley attended Savannah Public Schools and graduated from Savannah High School in 1947. She graduated from Armstrong Junior College in 1949 with an Associates in Arts Degree-Liberal Arts and was on the Permanent Deans List. She was a member of Alpha Tau Beta sorority.

Shirley began her career with Johnson, Lane, Space, Smith & Co. and was the executive secretary to Mr. David T. Johnson. This position fueled her lifelong passion for investments and the stock market. She was also executive secretary to Mr. Sam G. Adler of The Adler Corporation, Mr. Mills B. Lane, Jr., retired President and COB of C & S Bank. She was the Campaign Coordinator for Coxe and Associates (Fundraising Consultants) for the Endowment Campaign for The Savannah Symphony. The last five years of her career were spent as secretary to Mr. Hugh Tracy and Mr. Wayne Murphy, McDonalds Franchise. She retired in 1994 to care for her husband, Lyman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Shirley was a lifelong member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. She served on the Church Council, Public Relations Committee, Finance Committee, and was the Congregational Secretary for many years. She was an active member into her eighties, until her illness prevented her from attending.

Shirley had special childhood memories of summers at Tybee, and then later in life, summers at her beloved Bluffton, SC cottage on the May River. She enjoyed boating, crabbing, and then eating those crabs! She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and completing the Savannah Morning News daily crossword puzzle. She was a stickler for grammar, and edited many of her children's and grandchildren's high school/college papers and resume's.

Shirley was also very active in her Savannah community by serving on numerous boards in various capacities. Some of her favorite organizations that she served were: Professional Secretaries International, Armstrong Atlantic State University Alumni Board, Keep Savannah Beautiful, Ships of the Sea Museum Board, and Savannah Parkinson's Support Group.

Preceded in death by her husband, Lyman W. Marks, son, Sam F. Hudson, grandson, John J. Fogarty IV (infant), and brother, E. Pen Jones. She is survived by sons, Jack H. Hudson (Ginger) of Jacksonville, FL; L. Wendell Marks (Tenna) of Liberty, SC; and her daughter, Carol H. Fogarty (John) of Savannah, GA. "Momsie" dearly loved all of her eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Nancy J. Jones of Decatur AL; sisters-in-law, Drusilla P. Jones of Baltimore, MD; Dixie M. Dickey of Savannah, GA; brother-in-law, Alan Marks and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Service will be at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street at Wright Square, on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Pepper officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date.

The family requests any remembrances be made in her memory to The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Spanish Oaks Retreat and Hospice, 8510 Whitefield Ave. Savannah, GA 31406, or The Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center (Parkinson's/Movement Disorders Division) 7232 Varnedoe Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

The family would also like to thank the entire staff of Spanish Oaks Retreat and Hospice, but especially Shirley's caregivers, for the wonderful care and love that they showed her.

 

 

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I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Carol, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. All of my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, now and in the coming days weeks ahead. She sounded like such an amazing woman! I know that her legacy lives on in her children, grandchildren and great grands! May God bless you and may you find peace in knowing that she is now whole again and with her loved ones in Heaven.

Julie Lane, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My condolences to your family and please know your loss is shared by many including Jehovah God who had promised at Revelation 21:3,4 to wipe out pain sickness sorrow and death forever. Please visit www.jw.org for many more promises.

Henry, , GA

My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Marks. The Bible talks about death being gone forever, we all are looking forward to that. Matter of fact at 1 Corinthians 15:26 the Bible says that death will be brought to nothing. We all look forward to that in the near future.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

May God who comforts us in All our trials be with the Jones Marks Family during this time of sorrow, and remembered God”s promise that, “The hour is coming in which those in the memorial tombs will hear HIS voice and come out (2 Corn1:3) (John 5:28,29)

Brenda, Stone Mountain , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Tenna and Wendell Marks — South Carolina


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