Lettie Mae Marshall, 89, transitioned peacefully in the arms of her Savior the morning of October 4, 2022. Lettie was born to Walter and Fayrena Robinson on September 15, 1933 in Morrilton, Arkansas. Lettie was named after her aunt, O’Lettie; she was the 3rd oldest of four daughters. Lettie was preceded in death by both parents, her three sisters, Helen Turner, Sylestine Barlow and Augustine Thomas-Jackson and two sons, Ronnell Marshall and Kenneth Marshall.
Lettie Mae, as she was affably called, was a devoted mother and family member. Lettie’s whole life was centered-around her children and her family. She worked tirelessly, checking on the well-being of others. She derived joy and pleasure in preparing food for the sake of bringing others together whether it be Sunday dinners, holidays or special occasions. Lettie Mae was arguably the best cook in the family. Lettie loved life and she loved people; she was uplifted when her children and grandchildren came to visit. You would never find Lettie “at odds” with anyone or disputing differences. Lettie Mae was a woman of peace with a benevolent spirit and a kind heart.
Sister Lettie Marshall was a devout Christian. She was a faithful member of Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church for many years. At Zion Grove, she served in the Ester Missionary Circle and she sang in Choir #2. She was very competitive in fund-raising events conducted by the Missionary department. She thoroughly enjoyed serving in the church kitchen, preparing and delivering dinners to meet church monetary goals. During later years, Lettie grew fond of listening to religious broadcasts of all denominations on the radio and television. Lettie never wavered in her religious beliefs, maintaining faith in God while trusting and believing in His holy word.
Lettie Mae was educated in the public school systems in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. She was employed as a matron for Teacher’s Credit Union a number of years before retiring early due to health concerns. Lettie loved road trips – she thoroughly enjoyed traveling back to her home state to visit relatives and friends. With time on her hands due to early retirement, Lettie often played Bingo and she became a sports fan. She loved watching the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Win or lose, Lettie found entertainment thru watching her team compete daily.
Lettie Mae will be dearly missed by all who loved and cared for her. She leaves to cherish her everlasting memories, two sons, James K. Williams, Raytown, Missouri and Lonnell Marshall, Kansas City, Missouri, one daughter, Janice Norwood, Aubrey, Texas, four granddaughters, Kimberly Jones, Independence, Missouri, Ashley Clifton (Aaron), Prosper, Texas, Tennille Starr (Gary) and Tiffany Marshall, both of Kansas City, Missouri, six great-grandchildren, Mariah Blackburn, Aiden Clifton, Brehanna Jenkins, D’Anthony Jones, Mya Jones and Marje’ Starr, a nephew, Ricky Turner, and a host of descendants of the Martin and McNeely families.
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 10AM, Saturday, October 15 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 10AM, Saturday, October 15 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.