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Marilyn Taylor Austin

May 2, 1943 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Marilyn Austin Obituary

Mrs. Marilyn Taylor Austin was born Marilyn Delores Taylor in Clinton, South Carolina to the late Marion Taylor and Julia Spann Taylor on May 2, 1943.

She was a longtime member of Friendship AME Church in Clinton, South Carolina where she was very active in different areas of the church before choosing to support her daughter's ministry, The Seed of Life Apostolic Ministry. She joined the ministry in 2018 and faithfully served until her illness slowed her down.

Marilyn attended the public schools of Laurens County, South Carolina and was a graduate of Bell Street High School. She furthered her education at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina Majoring in Physical Education.

She was employed as a special education teacher for the Laurens County school system for a number of years. She was later employed  in Spartanburg County with the vocational Rehabilitation System. She ended her career at Whitten Center where she was a speech therapist until she retired due to health issues. Marilyn was also a former member of VFW Post 5932 in Clinton, South Carolina where she was a part of the Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Charlie Reese Austin; two brothers: William O. Taylor and George O. Taylor; and one sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Boafo.

After a hard-fought battle, Marilyn Taylor Austin answered the Master's Call on Thursday, January 25, 2024, and entered Eternal Rest at the blessed age of eighty in Clinton, South Carolina at the home of her daughter, Angela, with her other children at her side.

She leaves behind to cherish her fond memories three daughters: Adrienne S. Williams of Joanna, SC, Angela S. (Steve, Sr) Coleman of the home, and Andria (Scott) Rennie of Clinton, SC; one son, Avery C. Austin of Clinton, SC;  twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Sarah Taylor of Clinton, SC and Mary Polly Taylor of Virginia Beach, VA; three brothers-in-law: Jimmy (Johnnie) Austin of Charleston, SC, Calvin (Julia) Austin of Clinton, SC and Gary Austin of Laurens, SC: two very special friends: Ruby Velasco of Clinton, SC and Rachel Miller of Cross Anchor, SC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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January 29, 2024

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders-Thompson Mortuary, LLC
1235 S Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Celebration of Life
January 30, 2024

2:00 PM
Seed of Life Ministry
517 E. Main St
Laurens, SC 29360

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Interment following funeral service
January 30, 2024

Forest Lawn Memorial Garden
765 E. Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360

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