Marilyn Beth Slaughter, age 69 of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Born in White Plains, NY, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Rose Leake. She moved to Maryville to take car of her elderly parents. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Alcoa and was passionate about the teachings of her Catholic faith. Marilyn embraced a career in management with Verizon for over 25 years. She as an enthusiastic collector of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and memorabilia- often meeting people throughout the country who shared her interest. She loved all holidays and turned her decorations into great displays for her friends to enjoy. She will be remembered for her generosity, sense of humor, love of animals, and her ease of making friends all along the way. Marilyn is survived by her sister, Carolyn Burke of Bel Air MD; 2 brothers, Henry Leake (Betty) of New York, Gary Leake (Kathy) of Georgia; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM for Graveside Service and Interment on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Grandview Cemetery with Father Adam Royal officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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