Transitioned peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband John Douglas, Sr., and sister, Gwendolyn "Bunny" Malloy. Marilyn is survived by her devoted daughters, Lisa Douglas-Knight (Joseph) and Julie Douglas-Wilkins (David); son, John Douglas, Jr. (Pam); grandchildren, John Douglas III (Asha), Asha Douglas, Storm Douglas, and Lake Wilkins; great-grandson, Luke Douglas; sisters, Thelma Byrd and Inga Russell; and brother, Tony Russell (Claudia). Marilyn is affectionately known as "Grandma" and "Mother Douglas". She will be deeply missed by a host of loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends where her legacy of love and devotion will live on. The viewing will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, with a celebration of life beginning at 2:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Ministry Center), 3600 Brightseat Road, Glenarden, MD 20706. Repass immediately following Benediction.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 5, 2018