Sally Marston

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On Friday, February 28th, 2020, Sally Marston took her last breath on earth and went to be with Jesus at 10:22 am after living a very full 92 years. She was a dedicated daughter, sibling, wife and a stay at home mother who raised two children, Bill & Judy. She loved Jesus and being part of the local church. If she saw an opportunity, she was very quick to share Scripture that addressed whatever challenge she or others may be facing. Sally loved being with her family anytime she could be with them and especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. When she had family in her home, she would often share family stories that went back over 100 years. Sally loved her dogs and the comfort and companionship they provided her. She was an avid outdoor lover and especially enjoyed taking long mountain hikes and sharing picnics with friends and family. You knew it was a good day for her if she spotted some lilacs in full bloom. And if the television was ever turned on, she usually was tuned into her favorite network, Fox News.  

Although she actually didn’t have a relationship with Jesus until later in her adult life when she was an empty nester, her choice to follow him at that time has had a multigenerational impact that influenced her husband, two children, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren and their spouses, and her nine great-grandchildren who currently range in age from eight to nineteen. Sally was the catalyst for her family’s faith and she leaves a tremendous legacy of faith. We are grateful for her and the choice she made years ago to put her trust in Christ alone as her Savior! 

Her death is a reminder that time is fleeting and we need to make the most of today by loving others. If she were able to come back today she would encourage us with the truth of what Moses wrote in Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” and the truth of what John recorded Jesus saying in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Our family’s hope for everyone reading this is that they would put these words into action by making the most of the time they have now and to put their trust in Christ alone for their eternity. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this tribute! In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to Sally’s church, Mountain View Community Church in Jasper, Georgia. We would love for you to share the stories of how Sally impacted your life on this website.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12:00 PM, in the chapel of Georgia Funeral Care, Acworth, GA.  The family will receive friends prior to the service for a visitation starting at 11:00 AM.  

7 Comments To "Sally Marston"

Beth Spillane On Mar 04 2020 at 10am
Aunt Sally was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was always smiling and happy to be with our family. She had fantastic family history and stories to share, and I'm so glad we were able to hear them. Heaven has certainly gained a very sweet angel. We will miss her southern style an sweet smile :) Reply to this comment
Barbara Burson On Mar 03 2020 at 1pm
I met Sally when I moved to her community 21 yrs ago. I was looking for a Bible Study and met Sally there. We have been friends throughout the years and my heart hurt for her when she had to move out of her home. I knew it was for her best, as her family did; but still I knew how much she loved being here. When I would visit her at her new location, I would take her outside to walk, as I knew it was hard for her not to be outside. When I lost my husband, a precious friend had a gathering at her home for me and other ladies who had lost their husbands that year. She invited Sally to come and share thoughts she had written in a journal after her husband's death. What an encouragement that was to all of us. I will miss her … but know she has now seen JESUS and would never want to return. PTL for His lovingkindness; and for our dear friend Sally. My prayers are with all of her family. Reply to this comment
Dianne Spillane On Mar 02 2020 at 7pm
Aunt Sally was my Mom, Grace Reed’s sister! She was so special to us and the last of the Gullatt siblings to pass! We hold them in our hearts and look forward to seeing them again one day! Aunt Sally loved the outdoors, especially her many hikes through the mountains that she loved! I will miss her greatly, but have comfort in knowing she is now where she needs to be! ❤️ Reply to this comment
Nancy Fowler On Mar 02 2020 at 8am
I met Sally one day when your Mother, Brenda Mahan and I drove up to help Sally do something at her house. She took us to the restaurant on the golf course and we spent an enjoyable afternoon together. Mostly I was in awe of the way she handled her husband's death, her son's death and the way she hiked through the woods at her age. She had an upbeat personality and loved nature and life. Reply to this comment
Scott Kingrey On Mar 02 2020 at 8am
I always knew Sally as "Bill's Mom". I saw the most of her in 1967 and 1968; when Bill and I were high school pals. Sally made me feel like one of the kids whenever I was in their home; which was several times a week. My high school years were better for having known "Bill's Mom". Scott Kingrey Reply to this comment
Lisa and Craig York On Mar 02 2020 at 8am
Brian and Brooke and Family! So sorry for your loss. Grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts and shape us in such ways that their spirit will be a part of us forever. May God Bless And be with you all during this difficult time. Prayers and love. -Lisa and Craig Reply to this comment
Joy On Mar 02 2020 at 8am
Teresa, my heart and love goes out to your families. I will never forget the day I went up to Sally's and let her choose what she wanted to move to her new place. She was so excited about her move even though she was going to miss her church. I will remember her many notepads with every days details written down. She loved you and your family. I know you had challenges when Sally didn't remember day to day things. Thankful she crossed my path. Praising God for making her whole again. Praying for you and your family. Reply to this comment
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