J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home

811 Finley Dr, Albion, MI


Marie Palmer

April 19, 1940May 9, 2020

Marie “Delmarie” Palmer, age 80 of Albion, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in her home under the loving care of her family. She was born April 19, 1940 in Greenville, Butler County, Alabama the daughter of the late J.D. and Etta J. (Gulley) Peagler.

She graduated from Greenville Training School in 1958. She married Earnest C. Palmer in 1966 and they had five children. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, J.D. Peagler Jr. in 1968, husband Earnest C. Palmer in 2004, son Earnest Palmer Jr. in 2008, and a grandson Abe Wiggins in 2004. Marie spent most of her life as a homemaker but held jobs in laundry services, was a playground supervisor at Harrington Elementary School, worked at Lear Corporation in Marshall, and Allied Chucker Engineering Co., in Jackson Michigan. She was creative and talented and loved to draw, especially with people as the subject matter. Marie was also a skilled seamstress who enjoyed making clothing and completing alterations. One of her favorite past times was putting together puzzles. She accepted God at an early age and was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Albion where she was a choir member.

She is survived by her four children John (Demetries) Palmer of Jackson, Michigan, Denise (Burt) Wallen of Jackson, Michigan, Cynthia Palmer of Detroit, Michigan, and Elizabeth (Norman) Rudolph of Albion, her three siblings, Sister Palace McConnell, Brother’s Ed Lee Peagler and Leroy Peagler all of Albion, Michigan, grandchildren Maianar, Mahalia, Brittany, Brea, Ti’Liyah, Brenden, Maurice, Jaron, Whittini, Jaylyn, Tyrese, Aaron and a host of nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thank-you to Senior Care Partners of Battle Creek (formerly CentraCare) for walking beside us during our mother’s journey. The great care and support they provided and the care they helped the family to provide was outstanding.

Funeral Service will be Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:00PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224 with Family Hour starting at 11:00AM prior to the service with Derek Jones officiating.


  • Family Hour

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020


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