Marilyn Lucille Stacy
May 12, 1946 – March 16, 2018
STACY, MARILYN LUCILLE age 71, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Midland Medical Center. Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 2111 Flushing Rd., Flint, Michigan. Rev Jim Tuttle and Rev. Timothy McKenzie officiating. Family will receive visitors from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Marilyn was born May 12, 1946 in Delhi, Louisiana to parents Charles and Marion (LeRoy) Couch. She worked for 35 years as a teacher for the Genesee Schools. After retirement, taught several years as a sub for Westwood Heights McMonagle Elementary School. She loved teaching and just being an encouragement to those in need. Surviving are her husband Gary; children: Stephanie Ashley ( husband, Gary ) , Ryan Stacy, Gina Fuller (David), Timothy Stacy(Becky), Thomas Stacy ; grandchildren: London, Brooklyn, Morgan, Max, Sobrena, Lauren, Kaitlin and Brooke; brothers and sisters: Sister Charlene Moersch (Tom) and Robert Couch (Katherine); several nieces and nephews: Chris, Stacy, Corrie, Samantha, Jordan, , Dakota, Melanie, and Robby. Preceded in death by her parents.
Contributions may be made to Young Life of Genesee Co.
Condolences may be left On-Line at reiglefuneralhome.com
- Young Life of Genesee County
- Memorial Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Marilyn Lucille Stacy
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April 10, 2018
We met as neighbors in Genesee Village apts. God knew I would need your love, wisdom and joy in my life many times over the years. Yours and Gary’s prayers have held Bruce and I in front of God when we needed Him most. I knew I could always count on you when I needed help. You also brought humor and fun to any occasion. We loved running into you at restaurants, and having you up at the cabin. You are missed! But picturing you with our Lord makes it a little bit easier to accept. God will be keeping watch over your beloved family. We will see you again!
April 10, 2018
Gary & beloveds,
Perhaps what I loved most about Marilyn was how she smiled with her eyes and with her heart. She wrapped everyone in her love and compassion and we were simply never the same. Marilyn's gentleness created the very Presence of our Lord, and when she said, "I'm going to pray," you knew that her words would be filled with tenderness, grace, and mercy. Sweet, dear Marilyn, an incredible, caring, woman of God who had the heart of a servant, who loved her children and Gary devotedly, who impacted the lives and futures of the children she taught, and who was a beloved friend to every person she met - a woman who lived Christ.
With love and my sympathy to each of you,
April 8, 2018
Gary and Family,
Keith and I are so sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was such a wonderful friend and neighbor to my Dad and Mom (James & Rosemary Messler) as were you Gary. She was never short on smiles, humor and love for all of us that were blessed knowing her. May God bring all of you comfort during these difficult times. Love, Keith & Suzanne Lanctot
April 6, 2018
🌷So sorry to hear of Marilyn passing. She was a very sweet, nice lady. Always a pleasure to run into. May God Bless and fill your hurting hearts with the love of her memory.
April 5, 2018
Our prayers and support are with you Gary and family. May God's peace be with you throughout the coming days and months. Ed & Marlene Weston
Marcy & Bob Greenhoe
April 4, 2018
Marilyn we all had a lot of special memories with young Life which you were so good with the kids. You had a special way with them. Times we spend together at different times at Landon House. Then we were were all part of Calvary church family.
Gary and family you have been in our prayers when we heard Marilyn was called home to receive her ANGEL Wings!! We rejoice for her. But I know she leaves a big whole in your life and heart. May you feel God closer to you in this difficult time. It still just seems hard to believe she is gone home so soon!!! She touch so many lives and Blessed so many.
Ken and Beth Foyder
April 4, 2018
Marilyn and I broke in as teachers in Genesee in 1970. We loved teaching and shared some special memories that year. It was a year of the giant snow storm and Mr. Haas who hired us was forced to close school. We called him Mr. Scrooge. Then there was the time that Eric Putnam and I kidnapped her on Friday and took her up north. We had a wonderful time in Traverse City. She took the whole trip as a real trooper. Marilyn had a way of laughing and making the best of life . Her smile and laugh we're contagious . She will be missed. Marilyn touched the lives of so many children both in school and life. Beth and I will miss her. Our condolences to her family.
April 4, 2018
Dear Gary and Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of beautiful Marilyn. I remember her spunky, gregarious, kind, caring, and inclusive personality--an earthly angel of Our Lord. She made everyone feel welcome! It is apparent that her faith was very strong; she lived her convictions daily. Marilyn has earned, as they say, her "ANGEL" wings.
Praying that God will give you and your family strength during this difficult and painful chapter of your lives and peace in the ensuing days/months/years, knowing that she is, indeed, at home and at peace in Heaven, reunited with her deceased relatives and friends, waiting for you!
May Marilyn's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace~
You are all in my daily prayers~
Fitness Center Friend
Melanie and Michelle Joslin
April 2, 2018
Gary and family we are so sorry for your loss. Marilyn was very special to us. She always called us double trouble twins. We loved her gentle spirit. We will see her at home with Jesus, wish we could be there at calvary to see you guys, youll always be in our thoughts and prayer. Love the twins. Melanie and Michelle Joslin
April 1, 2018
So sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. I met her while working at Frazier Vision, she was always ready with a hug and a joke for me. She and Gary were regular visitors. I will miss this wonderful lady!
March 29, 2018
The first time I met you was at the "Landon" house, I think. You were asking me if your brother Bob would like a Larry Norman album you had just bought him and since Larry had very long hair (as I once did) I thought he would. Over many years you always made me laugh. Yours is an infectious exuberance. Yours is a servant's heart. You will still shine in my world as a loving "star" of a human being. Maybe that is why I started referring to you as Kate Capshaw. I think you liked that a little and I was all too happy to repay in a tiny way some of the joy you flooded our lives with. I can scarcely think of you being gone and I grieve for Gary, Ryan, Stephanie and the rest of your loving family who have all lost someone truly irreplaceable in their lives. You leave a great legacy in many, many hearts. Memory (and love) eternal, Mrs. Capshaw.
March 26, 2018
I was heartbroken to hear of Marilyn's passing.
When I think of Marilyn, the three words that come to mind are "family," "fun," and "music."
The Stacy's lived in the house behind ours in Mott Park, and I'm sure I was over there a lot more than I was at home. Marilyn treated me like one of her own... she made me my favorite meals (buttered noodles with LOTS of Parmesan cheese,) helped me with homework, took me to summer camp and vacation bible school, invited me to family get-togethers and parties, and even took me on a life-changing "family" vacation out west for 3 weeks. I never felt like I was the friend tagging along. I always felt like I was one of the Stacy's because of the love Marilyn and Gary showed me.
Many people have mentioned Marilyn's laugh. Marilyn was so fun and funny. Teenagers can be hard to deal with, but no matter how much Stephanie and I made fun of Marilyn singing and bopping along to oldies in the car or saying something silly, she would laugh it off. Marilyn was here to have fun, and nobody was going to ruin it for her. We all felt lucky to be able to share the fun with her.
And music. The car, the house, church, camping or wherever we were together, she filled it with music. Marilyn loved to sing and dance. I have these fantastic photos of Marilyn at my wedding shower, doing some version of the "robot" while all of us cheered her on and marveled at where she gets her energy.
The day after Marilyn passed, I was listening to Foo Fighters "Walk" at the gym, and I felt her there with me. One of the lyrics of the song is "I'll never say goodbye," and I don't think she had to. Looking back, Marilyn had a significant impact on the person I am today. When I welcome a family to our neighborhood or help my kids learn something new, or offer to help a fellow mom with their kids, I know Marilyn is there with me. Her spirit will live on in all of us.
March 26, 2018
When I started at Genesee, Marilyn, Connie Chaprnka, and I were the second grade teachers. They were so good to me and helped me out so much even though they thought I was crazy. I loved to make Marilyn laugh. She had a tinkle in her laugh that made me feel special. Like it was just for me. She had a way of making each student feel special too. That’s what made her such a good teacher,friend and mom/wife. Even though I haven’t seen Marilyn in a few years the memories I have keep her alive in my heart. Marilyn was a good friend and always will be. Love you.
March 24, 2018
I am so sad to learn of Marilyn's passing. She was a lovely Christian. I was teaching in the high school at Genesee during part of the time that Marilyn was teaching in the elementary. For numerous years at Christmas, Marilyn's class would write letters to Santa. Marilyn would secretly get their letters to me, & I would have one of my Honors English classes answer them. Then, she would pretend the answers had arrived in the mail, & much to her students' delight, she would distribute the letters to them. I enjoyed this joyous Christmas tradition along with the students.
March 21, 2018
Our hearts are broken hearing of Marilyn passing. She was an amazing person and such a great friend. Our family has been forever blessed for having her and your family in our lives Gary. Thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you through this difficult time.
Craig, Kris, Brittan, Andrew, Alex, Julia, and Nathan Sepanak
March 21, 2018
Our family loved Marilyn very much. She was an incredible educator, awesome person and a blessing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 20, 2018
Gary and family,
I was saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I will always remember her with joy.
March 19, 2018
Words cannot express how our hearts ache for the loss of Marilyn. You have been in our hearts for many years & our marriage would not have been complete without you both. You share a special place in our hearts & we hope to see your lovely wife & mother again in heaven.
With sincere sympathy,
Ken & Stephanie LaBelle