Services for Marilyn Kaye Pope, will be 10 AM, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, in the Chapel of East Texas Funeral Home of Longview. The family will receive friends and family before and after the services at the funeral home on Wednesday. Marilyn went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2022 from her home in The Woodlands, Texas.
Marilyn was welcomed to this world to parents Richard B. Pope and Gladys Y. Bunt on Monday, September 30, 1957 in Longview, Texas. She grew up in the Longview area and her love of art and her family would be her life's passion. Marilyn worked with oils and watercolors and her subjects were often still-life’s and her children and grandchildren. A few examples of her art in the community included a painted saw blade at a local BBQ joint and a portrait of a beloved educator proudly displayed at Carthage High School. Her daughters admired how Marilyn could see the beauty in everyday objects and how she loved to work with her hands. Marilyn proudly attended auto body school in the mid 90’s and was able to restore her own ’67 Mustang. She could often be found refinishing furniture in her spare time. Marilyn had gumption and was not afraid of new adventures, even moving for a time to Las Vegas, Nevada for work. She was a hard working single parent in order to provide for her four girls. Marilyn enjoyed “antiquing” and owned a small antique shop, Panola West Galleries, in her home in Carthage during the early 2000’s. Even in her declining health, Marilyn was creative; she filled her time painting, writing stories, songs and making homemade greeting cards. The time spent with grandchildren was a joy and treasure to her. Throughout her life, Marilyn was known for her kindness and had a smile for everyone. Marilyn's legacy will live on in the beautiful families of her daughters:
Robin J. Berry and fiancé Zachary Walker of Houston, Jennifer L. Gossett and husband Bobby of San Antonio, Christy L. Hardy and husband Jack of North Richland Hills, Amber G. Garcia and husband Zachary of Fort Worth, as well as her ten grandchildren, Katelynn Berry, McKayla Gossett, Kimber Gossett, Kylea Gossett, Jack Hardy, Cole Liedtke, Kasi McBride, Kinzlea Latham, Zahra Garcia and Alexandria Garcia, and great grandson Jasper Gomez. She is also survived by her loving mother Gladys Y. Bunt of Carthage, sister Cynthia A. Broderick and husband Charles of Salt Lake City, sister Sally Pope Goode and husband Brett of White Oak and nephews and nieces, David “Bubba” Pope Jr., Carl, Tamara, Shawn, Cade, Angela, Collin and Mackenzie. Marilyn was preceded in death by both her loving father Richard B. Pope and her older brother David R. Pope.
“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..”