Mary Lea Marshall
September 8, 1931 – February 17, 2021
Early morning on Ash Wednesday, February 17th, Rev. Lea Marshall, Countryside Community Church’s former associate pastor, passed away while receiving hospice care at Brookestone Village. The staff awakened Lea’s dear friend, Janelle Nash, so she could say goodbye. Lea was preceded in passing by her beloved husband, John. She is survived by three children: Scot (Marie), Laurie Sample, and Todd (Carolyn); eight grandchildren: Adam, Carlea, Graham, Lindsay, Madison, Maxwell, Miles, and Stephanie; two great grandchildren, Camden and Naomi; as well as by many friends.
Lea was a celebrated visual artist, an accomplished musician, and a world traveler. She and her husband, John, were passionate supporters of the arts and education.
In the words of each of her grandchildren, Lea was unconditionally loving and creative; fearless and thoughtful; genuine and artistic; wise and honoring of growth; resolute and open-minded; compassionate and unique. The Marshall and Nash families have lost a singularly strong and amazing woman.
The family will celebrate the joy that was Lea’s life with a service this summer at Countryside Community Church.