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Marilyn Stuckey Dunton went to her eternal home on Friday, November 3, 2017. Because of the Cross and the resurrection of Christ, she is now in her eternal home in Heaven.
Marilyn was born on May 4, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas to Herbert and Mollie Stuckey where she grew up. After high school she was employed by Gulf Oil as a draftsman where she met her husband, George Dunton. They were married in 1954 and transferred to Midland in 1957. Marilyn and George had four children, Darrell, Randa, Derek and David.
Marilyn, loved to serve and spent over 60 years of her life doing so up until her last few months. She was a teacher aide with MISD for over 40 years. She served at First Baptist Church in Midland where she was a member for 60 years. During her service there she worked in the nursery, preschool and children's areas and delivered Bibles to newborns through the Cradle Roll for over 20 years. She was a tireless, passionate and humble servant.
Known as MeMaw to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to write them letters each week telling each about the others. She loved to spend time with each one. She was dedicated and disciplined in all she did. From the time she accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 21, at a Billy Graham Crusade, she would wake each morning at 5:00 am and spend time praying and reading her Bible.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, George and her 4 children, Darrell and wife Barbara of Midland, TX, Randa Olesky and husband Tony of Pensacola, Florida, Derek of Midland, TX and David and wife Marti of Dallas, Texas, as well as 9 grandchildren, Justin Dunton and wife Tricia of Nashville, TN, Jason Dunton and wife Joanna of Bryan, TX, Jenny Leonard and husband Andrew of Midland, TX, Jon Mark Olesky and wife Priscila of Pensacola, FL, Stephen Olesky and wife Lindsy of New York, NY, Chris Olesky of Pensacola, Shelbi Dunton of Odessa, TX, Bailey Dunton of Dallas, TX and Maddi Dunton of Dallas, TX and 13 great grandchildren.
Her parents and her sister, Patsy, preceded her in death.
There will be visitation on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland.
A celebration service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Chapel at First Baptist Church in Midland followed by interment at Resthaven Memorial Park North. The grandchildren will officiate the service led by Justin Dunton, Executive Pastor at Greenhills Church in Nashville, TN, Jon Mark Olesky, Senior Pastor at The Cross in Pensacola, FL and Jason Dunton, Pastor of Contemporary Worship Arts at FBC Bryan, TX assisted by Senior Associate Pastor David Johnson of First Baptist Church of Midland.
Pallbearers are Justin Dunton, Jason Dunton, Jon Mark Olesky, Stephen Olesky, Chris Olesky, Andrew Leonard, Josh Flowers and Tony Olesky.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the following ladies who blessed us with their care of mom over the last 9 weeks of her life, Pat Brookshire, Christina Valdez, Cecelia Carillo, Mary Pena, Ashley Bishop, Celestina Lunda and Emma Frier as well as all the incredible people at Hospice of Midland.
Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn Dunton's name to The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, https://billygraham.org/checkout/give-honor-memorial.php