OBITUARY

Marcelline Saffran Poole

October 16, 1932February 2, 2019
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Marcelline Charlotte Saffran Poole, 86, of Helena, Alabama, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019.

“Marcie” was born on October 16, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland to Andrew and Catherine Saffran. She married James Clifford Poole Jr., her husband of 62 years, and they moved to Alabama and had five children, 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, with two more due this year.

Marcie loved spending time with her family and pulling for the Auburn Tigers. Her love knew no bounds. She will be remembered by us as the Matriarch of “our crazy family.”

Marcie was predeceased by her parents; one daughter, Sarah Catherine P. Swimelar (Jim); one sister, Joan Kirstukas (Kris); and one brother, Andrew Saffran (Patricia).

Survivors include Marcie’s husband, Jim Poole; one daughter, Deborah P. McCorkle; three sons, James Clifford Poole III (Cheri), Michael Andrew Poole (Vanessa), and Joseph Patrick Poole (Amanda); grandchildren, Melissa Whitfield (Andrew), Ashleigh Endicott (Jeff), James Poole, Kevin Swimelar (Brittany), Matthew Palmier (Cynthia), Daniel McCorkle, Jessica Fitzgerald (Ben), Brian Swimelar, Katie Swimelar, Sara Poole, Max Poole, Alex Poole, and Joseph Poole; great-grandchildren, Caleb Whitfield, Eli Whitfield, Zachary Whitfield, Annabelle Endicott, and Adleigh Endicott; and three sisters, Phyllis Mrozinski (Robert), Patricia Quigley (Neal), and Mary Bogott (Jon).

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church located at 4600 Preserve Parkway in Hoover, Alabama. Burial will be at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, Alabama. Father John Fallon will officiate.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Endicott
  • Ben Fitzgerald
  • Daniel McCorkle
  • Matthew Palmier
  • Alex Poole
  • James Poole
  • Joseph Poole
  • Max Poole
  • Brian Swimelar
  • Kevin Swimelar
  • Andrew Whitfield

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Marcelline Saffran Poole

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L. Brent Jordan

February 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Poole. She guided such a great family. I remember her fondly. She was so nice to me in Forestdale. She is waiting with Cathy. God Bless this Family!

Cheri Poole

February 6, 2019

Mom, your love for this family has blessed us greatly. We will forever have you in our hearts. Thank you for showing us true faith, unconditional love, strength, and passion . Life goes by so quickly - we treasure the memories you leave us with. While you continue your ministry of mothering from heaven, we pray we will honor you well with keeping this family close! You are our angel and we are so thankful for you.
“ in the morning when I rise, In the morning when I rise, In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus” you can have all this world,, just Give me Jesus! (Jeremy Camp)...

Chris Storch

February 6, 2019

To all the families and friends I pray for peace and strength during these difficult days, my deepest sympathy.

Aaron Corbin

February 5, 2019

Loved talking to you and our visits
On the way to or from the auburn games with mike and my experience with you and mike and dad when we watched all the hummingbirds in the back yard where we counted 10 @ one time.alot of birds

Danny Maddox

February 5, 2019

My Dear Friend,
The memories of my childhood will always be shared with you and your wonderful family.
Those were the best times of my life. What a great time to be part of a super group of people.
My Mom and the rest of my Family thought the world of you and yours .
God bless you, Marcie and Jim

Jim Poole III

February 5, 2019

Jim Polle III

February 5, 2019

Freda Carmichael

February 4, 2019

Such a wonderful person you were. You will be missed. Until we meet again...GodSpeed.

Freda Carmichael

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Biography

Marcelline Charlotte Saffran Poole, 86, of Helena, Alabama, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019.

“Marcie” was born on October 16, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland to Andrew and Catherine Saffran. She married James Clifford Poole Jr., her husband of 62 years, and they moved to Alabama and had five children, 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, with two more due this year.

Marcie loved spending time with her family and pulling for the Auburn Tigers. Her love knew no bounds. She will be remembered by us as the Matriarch of “our crazy family.”

Marcie was predeceased by her parents; one daughter, Sarah Catherine P. Swimelar (Jim); one sister, Joan Kirstukas (Kris); and one brother, Andrew Saffran (Patricia).

Survivors include Marcie’s husband, Jim Poole; one daughter, Deborah P. McCorkle; three sons, James Clifford Poole III (Cheri), Michael Andrew Poole (Vanessa), and Joseph Patrick Poole (Amanda); grandchildren, Melissa Whitfield (Andrew), Ashleigh Endicott (Jeff), James Poole, Kevin Swimelar (Brittany), Matthew Palmier (Cynthia), Daniel McCorkle, Jessica Fitzgerald (Ben), Brian Swimelar, Katie Swimelar, Sara Poole, Max Poole, Alex Poole, and Joseph Poole; great-grandchildren, Caleb Whitfield, Eli Whitfield, Zachary Whitfield, Annabelle Endicott, and Adleigh Endicott; and three sisters, Phyllis Mrozinski (Robert), Patricia Quigley (Neal), and Mary Bogott (Jon).