Marie Dillard Earley, 90, of Villa Rica, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her sons, on Monday, February 27, 2023. She was born on June 20, 1932 in Fannin County, Georgia, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Verlin Dillard and the late Mrs. Sarah Dillard Thrasher.
Marie graduated from Epworth School in North Georgia in 1951. She moved to Atlanta and worked for Southern Bell until she retired thirty years later. Some of Marie’s greatest attributes were giving to others and she was always willing to help anyone that needed it. She had a heart of gold. Marie’s family was very important to her and she enjoyed spending time with them. Marie was also very involved in her church family at Villa Rica Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Earley Timmons; brother, Lonis Dillard; sister, Cledis Dillard Porter and brother-in-law, Dallas Porter.
She is survived by her husband of sixty eight years, Gene Earley of Villa Rica, Georgia; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Becky Earley of Douglasville and Brian and Terry Earley of Villa Rica; sister, JoAnn Dillard Sisson and her husband Joe of Blue Ridge; sister-in-law Shirley Dillard of Blue Ridge; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. The family would like to acknowledge Marie’s care giver of many years Melody Cooper. Her love and devotion to Marie made her part of the family.
In accordance with her wishes, she was cremated. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A celebration of life will begin at 11:00 AM from Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Villa Rica Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Meadowbrook Memory Gardens on Hickory Level Road in Villa Rica, Georgia. Those desiring to do so, may make donations in memory of Mrs. Marie Earley to the Georgia School of Preaching, 515 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, Georgia 30180.
Messages of condolence may be sent www.jones-wynn.com Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694