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Marolyn Onita Essary

August 28, 1944 — May 26, 2020

Marolyn Essary, 75, of Finley, went to her eternal home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Born August 28, 1944, she is the daughter of the late Marvin and Mackie Roberson. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed painting and poetry. Her greatest joy was being a Mother and Nanny to her nine grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services are private.

She is survived by her children, Cindy and Greg Galewski of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren, James, Heather, Monica, Nick, Paul, Jordon, Lucas, Kyra, Dalton Galewski, one great-granddaughter, Averi Galewski; one sister, Carol Garrett (Luther) of Oak Lawn, IL; one brother, Morris Roberson (Linda) of Dyersburg as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Essary; her daughter Lisa Roberson; three sisters, Janie Wyatt, Joyce Roberson, Sandy Tough; and one brother, Tom Roberson.

The family requests memorials be directed to PKD Foundation, PO Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187.

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