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Marcia Lou grew up in Barry where she also attended school until she transferred to Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. Following high school she attended and graduated from Navarro College. She then attended North Texas State University where she obtained a degree in Library Science. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Nana, Aunt Lou Lou and caregiver to her parents. She loved completely and unconditionally. Marcia Lou loved the Lord and was a member of Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana. She loved her family, being outside, and talking. Marcia Lou enjoyed the beach, traveling, classical piano music, and rabbits. She looked forward to Thanksgiving, working crossword puzzles and new books. She loved to read and loved for others to read.
Throughout her library career she worked at Kerens High School, Frost High School, Jackson High School, Corsicana High School, Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Waco, and the Corsicana Public Library.
She married John Wade Braly Sr. on March 18, 1955 and they had two children, Glyn and Wade, whom she loved beyond measure. As the years quickly moved along, she gained two more children, Steve and Kristi. Her life revolved around her family and she was totally devoted to her granddaughters and great granddaughters.
Marcia Lou lived a full life of 85 years with endless laughter, love, friends, and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Una Bell, aunts and uncles, and several first cousins with whom she was very close with and loved dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John Braly, her children and their spouses Wade and Kristi Braly and Steve and Glyn Phillips; granddaughters Katy McConal and husband Sean, Kaylee Nicholson and friend Jordan Cain, great granddaughters Tatum and Teagan McConal, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with her special friends, "The Bridesmaids."
The family would like to thank the Twilight Home and New Century Hospice caregivers and staff for their compassion and excellent care.
Visitation will be held from 4 yo 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with Anthony Warnes officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Arnold, Tom Arnold, Tim Conger, Jack McMath, Bankston McMath, Wade Green, Tyler Green, John William Arnold, Jeff Mize, and Justin Hooper.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Corsicana Public Library, Navarro County Retired Teachers book fund, or a charity of your choice.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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