Elizabeth Meeker Marshall

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Elizabeth Meeker Marshall

Memorial services for Elizabeth Meeker Marshall will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014 in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral with Father Jim Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Rapides Cemetery, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

The family requests that visitation be observed Saturday at the Church from12:30 p.m. until time of service.

Ms. Marshall, 77, of Alexandria passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at Naomi Heights Nursing Home, Alexandria.

Elizabeth was born on October 8, 1936 in Alexandria, Louisiana, and was the daughter of Louise Pierson Marshall and Lemuel Pierce Marshall. She was descended from an old and distinguished Louisiana family. Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Dr. Clarence Pierson, superintendent of Central Louisiana and South Eastern Louisiana State Mental Hospitals and his wife, Martha Louise (Pattie) Hunter; and on her father's side, Lemuel Pierson Marshall, Sr. and Elizabeth Compton Meeker.

Elizabeth graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University, Phi Beta Kappa and received a Woodrow Wilson fellowship to study graduate level psychology at Columbia University in New York City. She later studied graduate level psychology at Tulane University. She was later employed at Oschner Foudation Clinic. A serious illness interfered with Miss Marshall's fulfillment of her potential. She was a devoted and steadfast caretaker of her mother.

She is survived by her sister, Dr. Martha Louise Marshall Foster of Lexington, Kentucky, her brother, Clarence Pierson Marshall of New Orleans, three nephews, two nieces, and numerous cousins.

To extend online condolences to the Marshall family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

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Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 15, 2014
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