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Jacksonville Daily Progress
Marilyn Garrard Hooker
A celebration of the life of Marilyn Hooker, age 66, of Jacksonville, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Mon., Oct. 15, at Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville with Dr. Darin Wood officiating, under the direction of Autry Funeral Home.
She will be laid to rest at Still Waters Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville.
Mrs. Hooker went to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2012, in Tyler.
She was born on Oct. 15, 1945, in Tyler.
Mrs. Hooker completed her undergraduate at U T, Austin, and her masters at Sul Ross State University. She taught thousands of students in Sunday School, John Tyler High, A & M Consolidated in College Station, Cy-Fair High, Heizer Jr. High in Hobbs, NM, San Jacinto Jr. High in Midland, and Jacksonville High. Marilyn was a teacher for 43 years and cared for her students throughout their lives.
Marilyn loved Jesus. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville, the church orchestra, and Senior Choir. She was president of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Marilyn loved her family and life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who devoted her life to them. She was a proud scout leader, loved cooking, and enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Eben & Hedwig Garrard.
Survivors include her husband, Darvin Hooker of Jacksonville; sons, Kelley of Jacksonville, John of Houma, LA, Samuel of Jacksonville; daughters, Karen Trolinder of Lindale, Kristi Summerlin of Devine, Helene Cortinas of Jacksonville; sisters, Martha Norman of Ironton, MO, Hedwig Hardie of Knippa, Renata Garrard of Mixon; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer Redding, Drew McAlexander, Lacey and Matthew Standley; Tres, Sadie, and Lexie Summerlin; Brennen and Zander Cortinas; Kayla, Carson, and Anneliese Hooker; Samuel, Bethanie, and Jordan Hooker; two great grandsons, Jackson and Kingston Redding; several nieces and nephews; and foreign exchange student, Hanny Lorenz of Hamburg, Germany.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Central Baptist Church Orchestra.
Visitation with the family will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.