Marilyn D Tye

June 7, 1945 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Marilyn Tye Obituary

Marilyn D Tye

June 7, 1945 ~ January 15, 2024

78 Years Old

Marilyn Delores Cox-Tye was welcomed into this world by two loving parents, Jacob Andrew Cox and Natalie Mildred Parks-Cox. She was born in Middleton, TN and was the sixth of eight children. Her funeral service was held on Saturday January 27, 2024 at 12:00 noon at New Mt. Pleasant MB Church with Pastor Nathan Gibbs in charge.  Burial was in the Middleton Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

She attended Allen White Industrial School in Whiteville, TN. She loved participating in 4-H as a child and at one time had a prize-winning pig. She would find Jessie Young Tye, the love of her life, at an early age and they would become joined in holy matrimony. She was a loving and wonderful mother who, with Jessie, raised three children, Everett, Felicia and Clarissa. Marilyn was employed at the Tannery Leather factory for a short time until she had a work-related incident that would impact her for the rest of her life. With shear perseverance and determination, she continued to become an entrepreneur, community leader and activist. She owned several businesses: from BBQ to dabbling in the “distillery arts” to fashion design with her daughter Clarissa, creating customized sweatshirts and T-Shirts as well as providing uniforms for the local baseball teams. Once she re-dedicated her life to the Lord, she became an unstoppable force serving the church and her community. She served many organizations such as the Cancer Relay For Life. She was also an activist/lobbyist and worked with state representatives Delores Grisham, and Johnny Shaw. Marilyn was a member of the Valley District of the Civitan International’s Club and was an award-winning sales person for Avon and Mary Kay, as well as a member of Independent Local Lodge #3. She was a licensed barber and attended Foster’s Cosmetology and Barbering School with daughter Clarissa and former daughter-in-law, Teresa Blake. She was an active member of the Citizen’s Police Academy and served as a truant officer for the local schools. Even during her sickness, she would try and keep up with all the daily local happenings despite living in Nashville. She believed in giving her all and one of her profound sayings was, “If I can hurt at home, I can hurt at church.” She was a leader in her church where she helped to secure a historical designation for New Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and helped to make the church anniversary a historical event every year which she left in the loving care of Ramona Kay Spencer. After a hard fight, our “Super Woman” soared to higher elevations on January 15, 2024 at 5:55 am. Preceding her in death were her parents, Jacob Andrew Cox & Natalie Mildred Parks-Cox, her husband Jesse Young Tye, her baby sister Jacklyn Zenobia Cox; brothers Paul Everette Cox, James Alvin Cox, Jacob Malcolm Cox, Jr., Jerry Parks Cox; brothers-in-law Ellis Graham and Curtis Walker, Sr.; sister-in-law Emmogene Cox; nephews Willie Joe, James Malcolm, Roy Lee, Jacob Malcolm Jr. III; grandson EuMetrius Ranaad Tye-Jones; greatgranddaughter Ta’Nae Nicole Bills; great-grandson Jabari Berry; and great-niece Ameanna Turner. Marilyn is survived by her sisters Dorothy Cox Walker, Juanita Cox Graham; her son Everette Cox (Immogene), two daughters Felicia Tye and Clarissa Tye-Jones; sister-in-law Creseda Cox; grandchildren JaMeshia Cox, Whitney Cox, Everette Cox, Jr., Euriah Jones (Jartavious), EuDarius Jones; and greatgrandchildren Davion Bills, Paris Morgan Bills, Karmyn Jones-Douglas, Karter Douglas, Kyler Douglas, Chakyia Cox; special nephew LeVar Walker; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

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Public Viewing
January 26, 2024

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

12:00 PM
New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church- Middleton
224 Roosevelt Road
Middleton, Tennessee 38052


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