Marlene Whitecotton Death, Obituary – At the time of her passing on December 13, 2022, Marlene Whitecotton, who was 72 years old and originally from Herrin, Illinois, was a patient at the S.I.H. Herrin Hospital, which is also located in Herrin. Marlene worked as a teaching assistant for Williamson County Special Education in addition to her role as a cheerleading coach for Herrin Unit #4 Schools. She held all of these positions concurrently. Marlene was a devout Christian who put her trust in Jesus and went to church on a regular basis at the First Baptist Church in Energy.
Her parents, Clarence and Betty (Cavitt) Funkhouser, brought Marlene Funkhouser into the world on January 3, 1950, and she was born in the city of DuQuoin, Illinois, in the United States of America. Marlene and Ronald Whitecotton began their lives together as a married pair on July 11, 1969, when they exchanged vows at the First Baptist Church in Herrin in front of their family and friends. This event marked the beginning of their life together as a married couple. He will outlive her at the Herrin home that they will both dwell together; she will pass away before he does.
In addition, she is survived by her twin children, Shawn Whitecotton and Sherry Burns, who are both married to Teresa Whitecotton; six grandchildren, Raea Whitecotton, Colten Whitecotton, Braden Whitecotton, Trent Brothers, Jake Burns, and Caitlynn Burns; and four great grandchildren, Sienna, Edwin, Rilee, and Logan. In addition, she is survived by her twin children, who are both married to Teresa Whitecotton. She also leaves behind her identical twin children, both of whom are married to Teresa Whitecotton. She is also survived by her husband.
Her parents had already left this world before she did because they had passed away before she was born. The Reverend Gene Crain will preside over the service that will take place at the cemetery on December 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. The date and time of the event are still to be determined. The memorial service is going to be held in honor of all of the people who have just passed away. In the event that any visitors to the cemetery would like to make memorial gifts to the First Baptist Church of Energy, which can be found at 101 South Pershing in Energy, Illinois 62933, there will be gift envelopes available for them to use at the cemetery. The address for the First Baptist Church of Energy is: Energy, Illinois 62933. Gift envelopes will be available for visitors to use at the cemetery.