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Marie Brim

Obituary for Marie Brim

Retired teacher, active in church, prison ministry

Services will be conducted Thursday Feb. 21 at 11a.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville for Ella Marie Brim, 83, who died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A grave side service will be conducted Friday Feb. 22 at 11a.m. at the Knupple Cemetery in Silsbee, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Marie grew up in the Silsbee area and raised her family there before moving to Huntsville in 1993. She loved her family and the Lord, serving as a member of First Baptist Church Silsbee and then First Baptist Church Huntsville. Marie graduated from Silsbee High School in 1954. She completed her education at Lamar University with a degree Elementary and Special Education.

She taught in Silsbee, New Waverly, and Trinity. After she retired, Marie volunteered with the prison ministry and the library at FBC-Huntsville. She will be remembered as a sweet, kind, and loving woman who enjoyed children, reading, camping, fishing, square dancing and most of all, her Jesus. Her faith has been an inspiration to all that knew her.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Homer Delaune, her husband of 49 years, Don Brim, youngest daughter Paula Brim, and son-in-law Steve Sirmons. She is survived by children: Randy Brim, Linzie and Laurie Brim, Laura and Tommy Foster; best friend- Joe Eklund; grandchildren: Rachel and Scott Ruhl, Macey Brim, Landon Brim, Ryan Brim, and Philip Brim; great-grandchildren: Leah and Hallie Ruhl; sisters and their husbands: Judy and Fred Hebert and Irene and Edward Griffin; ten nieces and nephews and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Marie may be made to the library at First Baptist Church-Huntsville, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.shmfh.com

About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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