It is with very heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing from this life of our life-long friend and comrade, Mrs. Mable J. Grier McFarlin, 84, a native and former resident of Roanoke, Alabama currently residing in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama. Mrs. McFarlin peacefully transitioned from this life on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at her daughter's residence in Rainbow City, Alabama.
The Sunrise of Life for Mrs. Mable JacQues Grier McFarlin began on May 11, 1936 in Roanoke, AL to the parentage of the late Clara Mae Davis and Arthur Lee Grier Sr. Mable answered the call of her beloved Savior, Jesus Christ and transitioned from this earthly life on October 28, 2020 after fighting the good fight. She is now resting safely in his arms. Mable became a Christian at an early age and joined Bethel United Methodist Church in Roanoke.
In May of 1954, Mable was married to the late Joe Henry McFarlin. They were blessed with a daughter. Later moving to Gadsden, she joined Sweet Home United Methodist Church. There at Sweet Home, she served the church faithfully as a member of the senior choir and musician in addition to serving as the musician for several other churches in the surrounding area.
She graduated from The Historic Randolph County Training School Graduating Class of 1954. She furthered her education at Alabama A & M University (Huntsville) where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in English from Indiana State University.
Mable’s professional career consisted of being a classroom teacher. Her career as an Educator took her from Randolph County Schools (including R.C.T.S. and Wedowee High School), to LaGrange Schools, and eventually to Gadsden’s City Schools. As she moved about this province of education, Mable touched the lives of many youngsters.
Preceding her in death are her parents, grandparents: Jeff and Ollie (Jones) Davis; lifelong companion, Ocie Burney; brother, Arthur Lee Grier, Jr.; sister, Annie Elizabeth Grier; and a host of aunts and uncles; leaving to cherish her legacy: a loving and devoted daughter, Geidra McFarlin of Gadsden, AL; four (4) grandchildren: Devorien McFarlin, Clairalycia McFarlin (Jeromy Maxwell), Quaylaria (Malik Smedley) all of Gadsden, AL, and Torien McFarlin (Jerica Bailey) of Smyrna GA; great-grandchildren: Isaiah McFarlin of Gadsden, AL, JaVontae Rudolph and Olliyanna McFarlin both of Birmingham, AL; O’Cianna Gilson, Braeden Gilson, Madysen Maxwell, and Layla Maxwell all of Gadsden, AL, and Scott Jackson Jr. of Marion, AL; sisters: Moselean Brooks of Roanoke, AL; Ruth Grier of North Carolina; special brother Reverend Donald Hall (Kathleen) of Charleston, SC; special niece, Alexis Williams; two (2) god-sons: Rodney Edwards and Reginald Lee Powell; two (2) god-grandchildren: Antonio Hogg and Trey Nelson both of Gadsden, AL; LaQuista Hogg of Nashville, TN, and Aaliyah Taylor of Atlanta, GA; god-daughters: Arnethia McKinney and Juliet Nelson both of Gadsden, AL; and lastly but not least, a host of relatives and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire family both immediate and extended.
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