We celebrate Dollie Mae Boggs Marshall and a life well lived. With deep gratitude we praise God for a soul that has touched and blessed us all. Her strong will and determination remind us to stand for what is good and right, to enjoy all that is beautiful and to remember that life is a true gift worth living each moment.
Dollie Marshall, the former Dollie Boggs, was born in Daisy, Ga. on August 30, 1926. Dollie was the fifth of six children of the late Joseph Boggs and Eugenia West Boggs. Dollie was preceded in death by five brothers; Grady Boggs, Woodrow Boggs, Marvin Boggs, Beacher Boggs, Sr., Leander Boggs, and one sister; Leandra Boogs. Active and outgoing as a young child, Dollie was a natural leader. She always knew that she wanted to be a strong independent woman. Dollie attended grade school in Appling county and high school Wayne county. Dollie graduated from Albany State College and Gupton Jones school of mortuary science. In 1956, she met and married the love of her life Mr. Leo A. Marshall, Jr. and they were married for 49 glorious years. After more than 27 years, Dollie retired as an educator, but continued to be co-owner of Marshall Funeral Home, and owner of C. M. Brown Funeral Home. Dollie was a lifelong member of Scott’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Dollie was affiliated with the Pierce County Board of Education, Bacon County Board of Education, American Cancer Society, NAACP, United Way, Appling County Class Reunion Committee, Rachel Baptist Church Cemetery Committee. Dollie also served as a member of the Eastern Stars, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Some awards received over the years include; American Cancer Society award, Appling County School Reunion Recognition, Mortician of the Year, Who’s Who Among Citizens. She was a member of the following organizations; Georgia Funeral Service Directors and Morticians Association, First District Funerals Directors Association, Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and many other service awards. Dollie instilled Christian values in her daughter, which she leaves to cherish her memory Dr. Paula Lockhart (Vincent), Columbus, Ga; she also leaves to cherish her life and legacy her two grandchildren, Vickea L. Moore (Darren), and Vincent Lockhart, Jr., Columbus, Ga.; Two sister in laws, Amy McNeal (Grady), Goodlettsville, Tn.; Carol Grier-Boggs, Jacksonville, Fl.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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