In the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Marilyn Perkins McIntosh passed away at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center. She was born on December 7, 1957 in McDowell County to the late Stanley and Cleo Wall Perkins.
She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lauren Wyatt and half-brother, James “Dinky” Perkins.
Marilyn attended Clinchfield Methodist Church. She enjoyed many trips to West Virginia and was a caregiver to many. She worked as a heavy construction truck driver and as an over the road truck driver, she had visited all fifty states. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish her memories are three children, Amanda Wyatt (Donnie), Marsha Burnette (Jonathan), James McIntosh and step-son, Eric McIntosh (Tonya). Also surviving Marilyn are one sister, Carolyn Baker (Ronald); half-sister, Keta Brown; three grandchildren, Skylar McIntosh, Natalie Burnette and Olivia Burnette and many special friends including Tripp Wilson.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service with Reverends Jonathan Burnette and Chris Little officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside committal will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at McDowell Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Marilyn’s memory are asked to consider, St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.