June 12, 1927 – June 25, 2018
Marilyn J. Soper (nee Jones) of Whiting, formerly of Willingboro, NJ (June 12, 1927 to June 25, 2018). Born June 12, 1927 in Louisville, KY to Walter R. Jones and Katherine Jones (nee Lewis). Marilyn graduated from High School in Louisville, KY in 1945 and finishing school shortly thereafter. She married Henry J. Montesi in April 1958 and resided in Atlanta, GA, Louisville, KY and Jackson, MS before moving to New Jersey in 1962, residing the final 23 years in Whiting.
Marilyn worked for Continental Resources of Moorestown, NJ where she worked her way up to Executive Assistant retiring in 1992. She was an avid reader, swimmer, ballroom dancer and enthusiastic cook for her family and friends. She was also a Daughter of the American Revolution. Marilyn loved animals, owning numerous pets throughout her life including her beloved ferret, Samantha and cat, Pepper.
Marilyn is predeceased by her parents, Walter & Katherine Jones; her brother, Walter R. Jones, Jr. and her first husband, Henry J. Montesi. She is survived by three children; a daughter, Kitty Lathrop & Eric; two sons, Jeffrey Montesi & Jill and Walter Montesi.
A memorial gathering is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11am – 12pm with a Service to begin at 12pm at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ 08759. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made in Marilyn’s name to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) www.humansociety.org. To add an on-line condolence please visit www.andersoncampbellwhiting.com.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, July 4, 2018
- Memorial Gathering Saturday, July 7, 2018
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July 1, 2018
Dear Kitty, Jeff and Walter and families,
We are so saddened by the news of your Mom’s passing. She was such a dear and special lady. Aunt Marilyn always made us feel loved every time we saw her. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, dear cousins.
Nancy and Joe Belardo
Carol Montesi (Dennison)
July 1, 2018
To my Dearest siblings, Kitty, Jeff and Walter,
I am so very sorry for your loss of your magnificent mother. She was my step-mother and the greatest step-mom anyone could ever ask for. She loved her children more than anything in the world and never treated us step children any different. Her kindness, humor, loving nature and classiness will be remembered by me always. I had hoped to be able to see her again, but she will never leave my heart. Everyone in this family adored her. I am happy she is in a better place. God was always in her mind and heart and I imagine Him wrapping His arms around her to welcome her back home. Be blessed, as I am, in your memories of her. She is safe now. I hope to be able to see all of you again before I die. I love you all so much. Thank you so much for posting all these fabulous pictures. I have downloaded them to my computer and saved them to a USB drive and will cherish them forever. She would have been so pleased......they show who she was. One fabulous lady.
Your loving sister, Carol Ann
June 30, 2018
I will always remember Aunt Marilyn’s southern style and caring personality. My sincere condolences to Kitty, Jeff and Walter.
June 30, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Marilyn's passing. Although I've lost touch with her and my cousins Kitty, Jeff and Walter, I look back in fond memories of our times together. Marilyn had her quirks, but together with a heart of gold, we all loved her for it.
May you rest in God's arms, and please say hello to Uncle Henry for me.
Love always. Your nephew Tom Hayes
Roni Montesi -Meyer
June 30, 2018
Walt, Jeff, Kitty~
Sending my deepest sympathy for your loss. Your Mom was the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful Southern Lady anyone could know. To add to that she possessed beauty, grace, and charm. You must have been so proud to call her mom. A part of her will ever be with you!
Praying for comfort.
Love to each of you ~
Roni Montesi Meyer
June 29, 2018
Kitty, Jeff, and Walter, My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of your Mother your Sister Jo