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Marjorie Lou (Bowden) Wilburn age 85, her journey on earth being complete, departed for her heavenly home on Friday, July 22, 2022.
At the age of 9, she gave her heart and life to Jesus Christ at First Baptist Church Olustee and was baptized at Turkey Creek. She sought to serve the Lord faithfully all the days of her life.
In fourth grade, a young man began to flirt with her and pull her hair. That blossomed into a friendship and relationship that lasted for 70 years. She married her best friend and love of her life, Roy Lee Wilburn, in 1955 at First Baptist Church Olustee. They were married for 61 years until his death in 2016.
They served the Lord together pastoring churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona for 59 years.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Roy, one grandson, Josh, one sister, Gayle Black, and her parents, Aubrey and Annie Bowden.
She is survived by her children: Eric and Sonya Wilburn, Pamela and Rod Cadenhead, Paula and Tim Merchant, 8 grandchildren: Heather (Marc), Josh (deceased), Hillary (Luke), Mallory, Rawley (Erica), Dani (Jake), Rebecca (Clark), Rachael. 14 great grandchildren: Jackson, Kate, Cash, Cade, Cooper, Ellie, Imani, Isaiah, Isaac, Israel, Samuel, Noa, Tatum, Hunter.
She is also survived by one brother, Wes (Suzanne) Bowden, numerous nieces and nephews and so many wonderful friends.
Our Mom and Memaw was truly a Proverbs 31 woman who dearly loved the Lord.
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