October 21, 1928 - August 11, 2018
Funeral services for Marianne Paula Felker, age 89, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada. Burial will follow in the Duck Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Marianne died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.
She was born on October 21, 1928 in Karlstad, Sudenland, Germany and was the daughter of the late Johann Knoblich and Hermine Blaschke Knoblich. She married Paul Guy Felker, Sr. in 1969 and moved to Duck Hill, Mississippi. Marianne was a naturalized citizen since May 1, 1981 and a devout Christian. She lived in Duck Hill until 1992 when she moved to Grenada where she lived until her health began to decline in 2018.
Marianne was employed by R & S Cleaners as a check-in clerk for many years. She was a member Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada. Marianne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her church and her family. She loved to crochet and knit afghans and baby blankets. She enjoyed traveling to Germany, Florida and Colorado to visit her family. To her children and grandchildren, she was famous for her potato salad and German cookies.
Marianne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Guy Felker; two sisters, Frieda Schebeska and Hermi Amling; one son, Ginutis Zurauskas; and two grandchildren, Mica Danielle Mitchell and Richard Ingram Felker.
She is survived by four daughters, Birute James of Denver, Colorado, Verute Peterson of Tupelo, Sharon Jackson of Duck Hill and Denise Ramos of San Antonio, Texas; three sons, John Felker of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Mike Felker of Duck Hill and Paul Guy Felker, Jr. of Lake Charles, Louisiana; one sister, Lisi Baumeister of Gunzburg, Germany; sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit or to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Senior Ministries.
Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.