Emeline Marsh (Emily), 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2020 in Ocala, FL.
Emily was born in St. Mary, Jamaica on February 24, 1944 to Daisy Lawrence Marsh and Melvin Marsh. In the late 1980s, she migrated to the United States with the dream of a new life and opportunities for her and her children. She worked as a home health aide for many years providing quality care to the elderly and disabled while living in Mount Vernon, NY. In 2002, she moved to Ocala, FL where she continued to serve her community through her church and local agencies, always with a radiant smile.
Emily was a member of the Marion Oaks Assembly of God Church where she had many friends. She was strong, proud, and instilled qualities for life in her children. She never gave up, never gave in, and fought for what was right. She was loved and respected by everyone who met her and left a lasting impression of devotion, love, care, and real interest in others. While she was admired for her great qualities, she was also loved for her commitment to anything she attempted, friendship, and great personality. She had the most awesome ability to make you feel special and your voice heard. She was not just a wonderful mom and the best grandma, but also an awesome friend. Though we are relieved that she is at peace and singing with the angels, she will be deeply missed.
Emily is survived by her five children Paulette of Ocala, Lovenda of Mount Vernon, Devon, Ian, and Sophia of Ocala. Sisters Joyce and Eugenie (Jen) of St. Mary, and brothers Eric of Birmingham, Everett of Jamaica, and Elisha of Jamaica. Grandchildren Kerianne, Chantal, Aletha, Sasha, Andre, Jared, and Aiden. Great grandchildren Kaydence and Cole and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives across the United States and Jamaica West Indies.
Emily lived a life of service and most recently volunteered for organizations that gave back to her community. Please consider a memorial donation to Interfaith Emergency Services in memory of Emeline Marsh to P.O. Box 992 Ocala, FL 34478. Flowers may be sent to 4249 SW 162nd Place, Ocala, FL 34473.
Our family wishes to extend their gratitude to Interfaith Emergency Services and Meals on Wheels for giving Emily the chance to continue to do what she loved.