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Marilyn Joyce Prescott

Marilyn Joyce Prescott died peacefully at her nursing home on July 4, 2020 in Orlando, FL at the age of 89.

Marilyn is survived by her brother Leo A. Brown and his wife Nancy L. Brown of Winthrop Harbor, IL, brother Larry L. Brown and his wife Phyllis J. Brown (Jean) of Kansas City, MO, son Brian K. Schroeder of Lake Villa, IL, daughter Pamela J. Burnett of Pleasant Prairie, WI, son Russell D. Prescott (Dean) and his wife Jennifer J. Klees-Prescott of Winter Springs, FL, and several grandchildren and one great grandchild.  She is preceded in death by her Mother Mattie P. Brown and Father Leo L. Brown of Zion, IL, her husband Russell G. Prescott of Lake Mary, FL, son Donald L. Schroeder of Kenosha, WI, and grandson Christopher L. Schroeder of Kenosha, WI.

Marilyn was born on June 20, 1931 in Waukegan, IL to Mattie and Leo Brown. She graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 1949.  Marilyn played trumpet in the Zion Junior Band and enjoyed girl scouts and playing softball while growing up.  She married Don L. Schroeder in 1952 and bore three beautiful children.  Marilyn transitioned to a new life in 1969 when she married Russell Prescott and bore another wonderful baby boy.  After moving to Aiken, SC, Marilyn began working for Aiken Elementary which fulfilled her passion for working with children. She was the mother of four and made homes in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.  She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran church in Lake Mary, FL and former member of St. James Lutheran church in Graniteville, SC for over 20 years.  Marilyn was also a member of the VFW post 10601 with Russell while in Aiken, SC and the Red Hat Club in Lake Mary, FL.  She extends her gratitude to the Tremont in Oviedo, FL and Life Care Center of Orlando for providing her with a home and comfort in her last years.

There will be a visitation on Friday evening July 10, 2020 from 6 to 8PM at Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville, SC.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 10AM on July 11, 2020 at Aiken Memorial Gardens with Pastor Linda Anderson officiating the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marilyn’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Napier Funeral Home at 315 Main Street, Graniteville, SC 29829.

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I remember Aunt Marilyn all my life. There was never a time she wasnt a good friend and sister in-law to my mom and a wonderful aunt to me. We shares special memories from Washington DC to Kenosha. I love you and will never forget you and your unconditional love.
Patty McManus (Schroeder)

Patty McManus Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM

Patty McManus Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM

I have great memories of Marilyn from when I was a little girl. She came to our old farm house to visit and I would brush her hair and she would say it was the best hair brushing she ever had. One Easter she took my sister Diane & I to Sears in Waukegan to buy us Easter Dresses and she let us both pick out the dresses we wanted. I was so proud of my flowered dress with a full skirt. When Donny Roy was born, I was old enough to baby sit him while they went out on saturday evening. Of course, all I really had to do was play with him and put him in bed on time. She was a friend in my teenage years and when I got married I asked her if Pam could be my flower girl. She bought Pam the perfect dress & hat. Marilyn was alway fun to be with. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Marilyn. God Loves You & and so do we.

Jan Lacas Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember spending time with Marilyn on the driveway of Dean and Joannes house. We would sit there and share a lot of our memories from when we were younger. We had some real laughs. Rest In Peace Marilyn. You are with your heavenly family now.

Jean Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM