Marinell Rector

June 10, 1925 - February 15, 2015
Marinell Rector

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Hendersonville, NC

Marinell Todd Rector, 89, longtime resident of Henderson County, died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living.

A native of Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Ernest & Lila Todd. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Rector; two sisters, Sarah Johnson and Charlotte Parker; and two brothers, James Ernest Todd and Wilbur Lee Todd.

Marinell was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and was a member of Pinecrest Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed dancing, and her and her husband were involved with several dance clubs through the years.

She is survived by four children, Marilyn Greene and her husband John of Asheville, Paul Rector of Hendersonville, Michael Rector of Hendersonville, and Laura Linhart and her husband Lee of Hendersonville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be sent to: Black Mountain Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

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  • February 19, 2015
    Susan Lively Neal says:
    Marilyn, Paul, Michael & Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent at your house growing up. Her distinct laugh is one I will never forget. I love you all and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.

  • February 19, 2015
    Blayne Turner says:
    We were friends for a long time and always had a good time with Nell and Ralph.I will be praying for you as I still grieve for my Barbara. Blayne Turner

  • February 19, 2015
    Laura and Bud Dotson says:
    Marylin, we are praying for your family at this difficult time. We pray God's peace for you and all your family.

  • February 20, 2015
    Patricia Jurima says:
    My deepest sympathy at this time of your great loss.

  • February 20, 2015
    Linda Harney says:
    Nell was such a darling ñ a true Southern Lady! My sister Cathy and I shared many happy hours with her at the ìYî pool, and came to love her dearly. We also developed a huge respect for her devoted sons who so tenderly and lovingly assisted her, making possible all those ìYî visits, as well as many happy luncheon outings. Nell was a treasured friend, and sheíll always hold a special warm spot in our hearts. Our prayers go out to her dear children and grandchildren ñ we share your loss.