Ceola Marburgh dies at 107

Ceola Marburgh

Ceola M. Marburgh, 107, was born Sept. 3, 1912 in Samtown to the late Daniel and Selena Smith Murphy.

A resident of DeQuincy, she was a member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Mother of the Church. She was also active in her senior organizations.

She departed this life Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in DeQuincy.

She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Gloria Neville and Leatha (Ned) Johnson; one son, Cleveland (Andrea) Marburgh, Jr.; six siblings; a host of grandchildren; great- and great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, located at 202 Evergreen Baptist Lane in DeQuincy. Pastor James Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery under the direction of James Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. at the church