TUPELO – Marilyn Conoway Agnew died on July 10, 2014, at North Missississippi Hospice. Marilyn Theresa Conoway was born on September 2,1957, in Ackerman to the late Merlin Dean and Mary Frances Conoway. Marilyn attended elementary school in Holly Springs and Amory, middle and high school in Amory. She graduated from Grenada High School in 1975, She attended Rust College in Holly Springs for two years, then transferred to the University of Mississippi, where she received a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1979. Marilyn began her 34-year career at the Bank of Miss/BancorpSouth in 1980 in the word processing department. At the time of her death, she was the Vice President/Employment Coordinator of Human Resources.
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In December 1990, she was united in matrimony to James Ellis Agnew. In November 1999 they were blessed with a son. James Conoway ""Connor"" Agnew was added to this union. Marilyn accepted Christ at a early age and worked diligently for many years as a Sunday School teacher, choir member usher, communication secretary, member and secretary of the United Methodist Women and chair of the Council on Ministries at her local church, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tupelo. At the conference level of the church, she was a member of the Commission on Religion and Race and the Board of Methodist Senior Services.
In 1983, Marilyn became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc., Nu Sigma Omega Chapter. She was a life member and a Silver Star recipient and served as a treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Tupelo Ladies Civitan Club where she held several positions.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gloria McKinney, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband of 23 ind a half years, Mr. James Agnew; one son, James ""Connor"" Agnew; her mother, Mary Conoway; a sister, Priscilla (Darrell) Thompson, Upper Marlboro, Md.; three brothers, Merlin Conoway Jr. of Tupelo, Anthony (Barbara) Conoway, Laurel, Md., and Stephen Conoway, Clinton, N.C. She also leaves four nieces, Daphne Thompson and Rihanna Sanchez, Essex, Md., Ashley Conoway, Birmingham, Ala., and Savannah Conoway, Clinton, N.C.; four nephews, Randle, Austin and Isaiah Thompson, Upper Marlboro, Md., and Ricardo Sanchez, Essex, Md., three sisters-in-law, Tommie Pinkins and Pearlena Vaughn,Tupelo, and Lena Berry, Winona; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Agnew, Tupelo. and Bennie (Shelia) Agnew, East Hazelcrest, Ill., as well a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 502 N. Spring St., Tupelo. Viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Senior Services, 190 S. Broadway St.,Tupelo MS, (662) 844-8977; or to St. Paul United Methodist Church Anniversary fund, 502 N. Spring St.,Tupelo, MS.
N L Jones & Son Funeral Directors
2510 S Gloster St Tupelo, MS 38801
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on July 15, 2014