Marilyn Wilder Nash, 85, joined our Savior on Sunday, Oct. 31, from her home in Jacksonville, AR.
Born Marilyn Lynelle Wilder in Graysonia, AR, she was a graduate of Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, AR. She married fellow student Tom P. Nash Jr. in 1956, and the two lived in California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Germany during his service with the US Army, before settling in Jacksonville. Marilyn and Tom were members of the Christian Church of Jacksonville, where Marilyn served as treasurer for many years.
While raising her four sons, Marilyn also worked at McKimmey Associates, Realtors. Her family and friends held dear her warmth and wisdom, her devotion to those in need, her beautiful quilts, and her soft chuckle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Hampton and Laura Cornelia Wilder; two brothers and two sisters; her husband of 55 years, Tom P. Nash Jr.; and son Brian Thomas Nash.
Cherishing her memory are sons Keith Nash (Mary) of North Little Rock, David H. Nash (Deborah) of Decatur, GA, and Randy Nash (Lisa) of Vilonia; grandchildren Aron Thomas of North Little Rock, Lauren Nash Hendrix of Little Rock, Rachel Nash Pesnell (Garett) of McKinney, TX, Cody Nash (Allison) of Pottsville, Donny Nash of Conway, and Wilder Nash of Decatur, GA; great-grandchildren Campbell Hendrix, Andrew Hendrix, Kenna Nash, Beau Nash, Noble Nash, and Ivy Nash; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday November 8th, 6-8 pm at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd., North Little Rock, where funeral services will be Tuesday 11 am. Burial will follow in Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be sent to the Christian charity of your choice.