Marilyn Batson

April 25, 1941 - June 12, 2023
Marilyn  Batson

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Marilyn Batson, Age 82 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare on June 12, 2023.

Marilyn was born on April 25, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Frank and Doris McGrail.

Marilyn spent 22 years as an Air Force wife to the love of her life, Bill Batson, for 59 years. Following his retirement from the military, she moved to Wilmington in 1986 where they owned Atlantic Paint at Carolina Beach. She later worked at Parsley Elementary where the children fondly referred to her as “the ice cream lady.” Marilyn was an active member at Harbor United Methodist Church, enjoyed exercise classes at the Senior Center and loved to travel. Marilyn never met a stranger and her friends quickly became family.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters Tammy D’Lugin-Monroe (Joe) and Tina Marksteiner (Peter), and her grandchildren Jonathon (Carol), Alyssa (Morgan), C.J. (Taelor), Sarah (Rick), Abigail, and Cole (Kami), and great-grandson Anthony. She was predeceased by her husband and her parents.

There will be a Celebration of her life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 8th at Harbor United Methodist Church, 4853 Masonboro Loop Road, Wilmington, 28409.

Marilyn will be inurned with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 7.

In lieu of flowers, Marilyn’s family has requested that donations be made to Harbor United Methodist Church.

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The funeral will take place on July 8, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Harbor United Methodist Church (4853 Masonboro Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409) followed by burial at Arlington National Cemetery cemetery (Arlington, VA)

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  • July 07, 2023
    Samesa says:
    Marilyn was such a wonderful person! She was fun to be around and loved her family so much. Whenever I was around Marilyn and Bill I could feel the love between them. ❤️ I remember hearing about her famous pecan roll at Christmas! She would mail them to family in Ohio and I know how much they looked forward to it! I was lucky enough one year to get a slice of this near perfect sweetness! She and Bill both were so special. I’m so grateful to have known them.

  • June 27, 2023
    Debbie and Al Tobin says:
    Tina, Warm condolences to you and the family. Prayers for comfort and healing as you celebrate your mom, your dad, sweet memories, and the parents you'll always treasure and love dearly.

  • June 25, 2023
    Bill Ouzer posted an image:
    In Marilyn's memory taken on the street where we lived.
    In Marilyn's memory taken on the street where we lived.

  • June 20, 2023
    Pat Stafira says:
    Dear Tina and family so sorry to hear about your mom passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • June 18, 2023
    Louise Frazier says:
    Sorry to read about Marilyn passing! We thought a lot of Marilyn & Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Rhodes & Louise Frazier