Marilyn Louise Lackey, 85, died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born August 1, 1935 in Welch, WV, daughter of the late Earle & Helen Louise (Roberts) Wood.
Marilyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Concord College in Athens, WV, followed by her Master’s Degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She taught public school, but the majority of her career was at Concord College as a professor and finished as an administrator in the education department. After retiring, Marilyn moved to Myrtle Beach where she lived for more than 30 years. Marilyn loved her family, cooking, and hosting gatherings for loved ones and spending her summers traveling with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, William L. Lackey of Charleston, WV; daughter in law, Sheryn K. Lackey of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandson, Rob Austin of Fort Smith, AR; granddaughter, Nicole (Zach) Dowling of Timnath, CO; grandson, William (Ashton) Lackey of Myrtle Beach, SC; & great grandchildren, Sage Austin, Kate, Alston, & Jameson Dowling & Lawton & Oaklyn Lackey. Marilyn was preceded in death by her son, Michael.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 29, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, with burial to follow in Withers Memorial Cemetery.
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