Marilyn M. Risher • January 12, 2022



Marilyn M. Risher passed away January 12, 2022. Marilyn was a true Southern Lady. She loved her family, her country and Jesus
She and Ronnie were married for 59 wonderful years. He was the love of her life and she was his “Sweet Pea”.
She had a servant’s heart and used her many talents to serve others and the Lord. Her family found a daily prayer list in her Bible. All her family members were at the top of her list. She prayed for her own strength last.
Marilyn was a gifted singer and loved to sing Southern Gospel. Her favorite song was “It is Well With My Soul.” And that is what she told everyone. Her hope was in Jesus. Marilyn loved well and was well loved. She had highlighted in her Bible: Psalms 42: 6-11 and Romans 8: 18.
Marilyn is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Olivia Magness and brother Donnie Magness.
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie; daughters, Robyn and Regina; sisters’ Priscilla and Linda; Grandkids, Jeffery Pettigrew, Julie Pettigrew, Thomas Moore, Lillian Harkin and Samuel Moore.
Visitation will take place at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Thursday, January 20th from 10-11am with service to begin at 11:00am. Pallbearers will be: Thomas Moore, Danny Taylor, Randall Taylor, Michael Ingram, Samuel Moore and James Harkin.
The family requests that flowers not be sent.

  1. Roy and Gail Higdon says:

    I loved and will miss Marilyn so much. She was so good to me. Her talents and crafts were amazing. Ronnie, Roy and I will be in prayer for you, I know you will have a void in you life now. May God give you comfort and peace.

  2. Nancy Brook says:

    Rest now, Marilyn. I love my cousins, my aunt, and all other family members.

  3. Jan and Leroy Miller says:

    What a privilege to have known Marilyn. She made everyone feel welcome and at ease.

    I will never forget her pecan pies. They were a work of art – so beautiful no one wanted to cut into them!
    But of course we did and they were marvelous.

    Marilyn was so lively and engaging. The first time I heard her gospel music she had everyone singing and clapping and laughing in no time. And whether silly or serious, we all knew where Marilyn stood when it came to loving Jesus.

    Marilyn was a trooper – even when it became difficult for her to speak. She went out of her way to make conversation with LeRoy, getting to know him-where he was from and what he has been doing with the life Jesus gave him.

    We are so honored to have known Marilyn. We imagine the Lord saying to her, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” because she truly was.

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