On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Marilyn Creighton Holland, mama, mema, aunt, daughter, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 68.
Born on January 30, 1950 in Pensacola, Marilyn lived most of her life in Pace. In her youth, Marilyn had accepted Jesus into her heart and was baptized at Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton. Eventually, she graduated from Pensacola State College, and through the help of a beloved Uncle Alvin Lee, she accepted a position at ST Regis Paper Mill. After retiring from International Paper, she returned to school and worked as medical assistant at Sacred Heart Hospital for a short time.
Marilyn loved to spend time with family, she loved to travel, and she loved to attend the various activities her grand and great-grandchildren were involved in. She took great pride in celebrating the successes of all of us no matter how big or small.
She is preceded in death by her beloved sister Elaine Roberts and brother Thomas Creighton. She will be fondly remembered by those she leaves behind: parents Lamar and Libbie Creighton, daughters Leslie Briggs and Regina Clapper (Laird), grandchildren: Adam Jones (Megan), Ian Briggs, Annabeth Briggs, Kylie Clapper, great-grandchildren Bryce and Ashlynn, special nieces and nephews: Lisa Callahan, Wesley Roberts, Peggy Walker, David Roberts, and special friends Jane Harrod and Marti Short.
A gathering at 10:00 a.m. and a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. was held Friday, December 21, 2018 at the National Cremation and Burial Society in Pace. Reverend Jim Waters of Friendship Baptist Church officiated.