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Mrs. Marilyn Ann Shewbert, age 82, formerly of Watkinsville and recently of Norcross, GA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 30, 2018. Mrs. Shewbert was born on September 19, 1935, in Boston, MA, to Thomas E and Marie Louise Holmes. She was a loving wife, mother, a devoted grandmother and great grandmother.
Mrs. Shewbert was preceded in death by parents: Thomas E. and Marie Louise Keleher Holmes of Boston, MA; brothers: Ronald, Tommy, and Larry; sisters: Barbara, Mitzie and Dotty, all of Boston. Mrs. Shewbert was preceded in death by her husband, TSgt Franklin Eugene Shewbert, Sr. (USAF, Ret.), her daughter Vickie Diane Hix of Watkinsville and a son, David Brian Shewbert. She is survived by her children: Keith Alan Shewbert of Norcross, GA and LTC Franklin Eugene (Gene) Shewbert, Jr. (US Army, Ret.) of Alpharetta, GA., and many loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Marietta National Cemetary. Georgia Cremation is assisting the Shewbert family.
Donations may be made in memory of Marilyn Ann Shewbert to Briarwood Baptist Church in Watkinsville, GA or Chicopee Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA.
When I Am Gone
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Be thankful for our many beautiful years.
I gave to you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I travel on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a time that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart you’ll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, When you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile, and say…