Dorothy Collette Leagans Marx

Published 10:11 am Friday, April 9, 2021

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Mrs. Dorothy Collette Leagans Marx, 97, of N. Main St., Mocksville, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Pruitt Health in Elkin.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1924 in Davie County to the late Granville Edward and Mary Camilla Collette Leagans.

Mrs. Marx graduated from Mocksville High School in 1941 and graduated from UNCG Womens’ College with a bachelor’s degree with a teaching certificate in home economics. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mocksville and loved her church and church family.  Mrs. Marx enjoyed reading, sewing, and making a home for her family. She loved gardening and maintained gardens large enough to feed her family.  She had a passion for music, often playing the piano and singing.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Richard Harry Marx; 2 sons, William Marx and Richard Harry Marx Jr.; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors: her children, Joseph Marx; Maryanne Leagans, James Marx, Deborah Richmond (James), Dorothy Bevins (Kevin), Michael Marx, Lisa Collis, Thomas Marx, and Robert Marx; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside was conducted in Eatons Baptist Church Cemetery, with a public memorial at a later date.

Memorials: First Baptist of Mocksville, 412 N. Main St..