Marilyn Yvonne Hardin Peele, 81, of Gastonia, passed away at CaroMont Regional Medical Center on January 7, 2023. She was born April 15, 1941, in Gaston County, to the late Noah Hardin and Cordie Mae Stacy Hardin.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Staton James Peele III; and the father of her children, John R. Wheeler.
Marilyn was a lifelong member of the Firestone Wesleyan Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She retired from Pharr Yarns after 50 plus years of dedicated service. Marilyn loved the Fall, going to the mountains to buy apples and rocking on the porch in Morehead City, NC. She was a faithful Christian woman, prayer warrior and loved her family.
Left to cherish her memories are daughters, Kathryn DeFeo (Tom), Dana Phillips (William); grandchildren, Brandon Johnson (Tiffany), Jon-Tyler Stewart, Gabrielle DeFeo, Nicholas DeFeo; great-grandchildren, Gavin Johnson, Addison Johnson; and numerous cousins.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Firestone Wesleyan Church, Gastonia.
Marilyn’s funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Firestone Wesleyan Church with Pastor Don Avore officiating.
Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Firestone Wesleyan Church 1700 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054.