Marilyn J. Bannerman, 82, of Burgaw NC, passed away February 16, 2013 at home with her family. She was born in Loudon TN, to the late Otto and Trudy Chihasz . Marilyn is preceded in death by husband Clifton B. Bannerman. She is survived by daughters Angela Leath (Jim) of Burlington, Vivienne Bannerman of Wilmington, and special adopted daughter Sharon Higgins (Jay) of Burgaw, and son Scot Bannerman (Colleen) of Wilmington, grandsons Chris Bannerman of Wilmington, Jon Bannerman of Wilkesboro, Connor and Michael Bannerman, also of Wilmington, step-grandsons Chris Leath and James Leath, both of Boone NC. She is also survived by her beloved kitties, Buttercup and P.C.
As the wife of a military officer, she and her family lived in Japan and Europe, as well as several locations in the USA. After her husband retired they settled in Burgaw and started a vineyard. Marilyn was an extremely creative and talented person, she loved to garden and cook, and adored taking care of her family.
The family will receive visitors at the vineyard from 4-6pm Thursday, February 21, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in Marilyn’s name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S, 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099