Marilyn Boyer

Rev. Marilyn L. Brannon Boyer, 66, finished this earthly journey on Monday, July, 8, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry G. Boyer; three children, Michael J. Boyer (Stephanie) of Simpsonville, Kenneth B. Boyer (Blanche) of Myrtle Beach, and Sara L. Boyer of Columbia; six grandchildren, Holden Boyer, Harrison Boyer, Hayden Boyer, Hamilton Boyer, Stephen Boyer, and Ashley Boyer; a special great niece Luna Harris; and three brothers, Russell Poole (Vivian) of Fountain Inn, Sam Poole (Robbie) of Greenville, and Henry Poole (Becky) of Simpsonville.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her mother, Sara Martha (Jo) Brannon Poole and her sister, Ruth Marie P. Hart.

Marilyn approached life with joy, love, and laughter. She was founder and owner / operator of Fountain Inn Day Care and then employed by Greenville County for 25 years. Marilyn’s greatest love was serving her Risen Savior Jesus Christ as director and teacher of Lay Servant Ministry. She received her Local Pastor License and attended Emory University Seminary course of study. She served as Pastor of Brandon United Methodist Church in West Village of Greenville until her illness.

Marilyn enjoyed the creations of God and especially loved bird watching and growing plants in her greenhouse and garden.

Thank you to all who cared for and loved her in this life.

A visitation will be held at Pelham Road Baptist Church on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The Memorial Service will follow beginning at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice House of Greenville, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680

Condolences to the family of Marilyn Boyer

  • Frank and Judy Parks send prayers and sympathies to Larry and family.

  • Syd Smith
    5 years ago

    My life was made better by knowing Marilyn. She was a shining example of Gods love. Prayers for the family

  • Mike Kellett
    5 years ago

    Larry and Family I have known Marilyn since we were kids at Standing Springs and I remember when she first walked into our little Sunday School class. She was always the sweetest person I had to deal with while she served in the Solicator’s Office and I at the Sheriff’s Office. We all love her and Larry and boy could she cook a desert. Praying for each one of you and praising God as she is now in home.

  • Frank Preston
    5 years ago

    Frank and Dina Preston’s thought and prayers are with the Boyer family.

  • Barbara Madlow
    5 years ago

    Larry and Family, I am so sorry for you guys but I know Marilyn is dancing in heaven. She was always so kind and gracious. Just lovely to be around

  • Andrea Fine
    5 years ago

    I am so glad I spent time with you guys at our last reunion. Thinking of you, Larry

  • Jean Harper
    5 years ago

    James and I are praying for you Larry and your family. Love, James and Jean Harper

  • Lorene Patterson
    5 years ago

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Andrew and Lorene Patterson

  • Susan Sargent
    5 years ago

    I loved this special lady dearly.I will most remember her soft gentle smile her love of Jesus and for me her greatest sermon her Mary Did You Know.That day I had a lump in my throat I could not breathe tears in my eyes that ran like water and humbled .A lovely woman and a strong warrior for Jesus..

  • Lyle Watson
    5 years ago

    Graduated with Marilyn. Very nice, lovely person and Larry was a good husband and father. She will be missed.

  • Holly Gunderson
    5 years ago

    I met Marilyn when I attended the Foothills Walk to Emmaus #29 and she was the Lay Director in 2004 and she was such a blessing to me (and so many others) in her faith and authenticity. It was a privilege to get to know her better and serve with her through the years and I will miss her sweet spirit and her singing “I Keep Falling in Love With Him”. Larry, you and your family will be in our prayers, our hearts hurt for you all…but we rejoice that she is healed and home with Christ.
    Holly & Aaron Gunderson

  • Kelly Smith
    5 years ago

    We were very saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely – The Smiths (305 Elizabeth Drive)

  • Jim and Elizabeth Belcher
    5 years ago

    We are so saddened to hear about Marilyn. She and Larry hold such special memories for us during our time at Covenant. May God hold her family close

  • Heather Ferguson
    5 years ago

    With our deepest love and sympathy for the entire family.
    Michael & Heather Ferguson
    And family

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Marilyn. Mike, Stephanie and all of the Boyer family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Marilyn always had the most infectious smile… we truly loved her and will miss the beautiful way Jesus shown on her face. None to compare❤️
    God’s Peace
    Jeff and Judy Flack

  • Lisa Crane
    5 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything let me know. So sorry you are having to go through this cuz. I love you.

  • Sammy Lewis
    5 years ago

    My grandson really loved her. R.I.P.

  • Nancy Goodwin
    5 years ago

    Praying for your family during this time of loss.

  • Emily Ellison
    5 years ago

    Marilyn was an angel on this earth and now she is an angel in heaven. I am sure Marilyn is smiling right now and watching over all of us.
    Larry and Sarah, my prayers are with you!
    I am truly blessed to have known Marilyn.

  • Twana cruell
    5 years ago


    So sorry to hear about Marilyn. She was a dear friend and a woman that loved God and His people. I will not be able to attend her services; we will be out of town. But know we are praying for you and your family.

  • Jane Ford
    5 years ago

    Please know that Julian and I are lifting you all up in prayer. It has been several years since seeing ya’ll, but always loved you both. Marilyn was a precious lady and we know that she is resting in the arms of our Lord. God bless you and your family.
    Much love, Julian and Jane Ford.

  • Roger Alan Young, Jr.
    5 years ago

    Larry and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was a true blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing her. I first met Marilyn through Lay Speaking (Lay Servant) Ministry when she was the instructor when I took the Preach course. She will truly be missed, but I am thankful that she is now healed in Heaven where I am certain she heard, “Well done, my faithful servant.” My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all.
    In Christ, Roger Alan Young, Jr.

  • Judy McAlister
    5 years ago

    I first met Marilyn on my walk to Emannus#29. She always had a smile on her face and was such an inspiration to me..I’m so sorry for your loss Larry but know heaven definitely gained another Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Judy McAlister.

  • Barbara Ware
    5 years ago

    I was blessed to cross paths with Marilyn back in 1989 during a Lay Servant Ministries class and then to serve many times with her on Emmaus walks. What I will always remember was her smile and her love for Jesus Christ. Many years later she became my pastor at Brandon UMC and I was truly blessed to walk that journey with her and Larry. I know she is free of pain and is singing with the angels. Larry and family, know you remain in my prayers. She was a good woman.

  • Brenda Thomas
    5 years ago

    We thank God that our lives intersected with Marilyn. She was a beautiful Christian lady and always had a way of inspiring others. Our prayers are with the family.
    Rev. Brenda Thomas
    Saint Matthew UM Church
    Rev. Charlie Thomas
    John Wesley UM Church

  • Sally and Tip Robinson
    5 years ago


    We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. May God bless you with His love and comfort during this time. Marilyn always enjoyed her visits to Edisto (her heaven on earth), but now she is in permanent residence in God’s Kingdom – the Real Heaven.
    God is saying well done my faithful servant!

  • Melonie keith
    5 years ago

    Bless her. She preached my moms funeral. Love and miss her so much. May she glow in the wings of the angels. Godbless. Thanks pastor marilyn for yur wisdom.

  • Kathy Burdette Walker
    5 years ago

    I hadn’t seen Marilyn or Larry since Hillcrest graduation, but remember you both fondly….Marilyn with the sweet smile….I am so sorry, Larry, but look forward to seeing you both in Heaven one glorious day!

  • Gary and Vonda Skelton
    5 years ago

    We’re so blessed to have known Marilyn! As so many have said, she loved and lived for Jesus and her precious family with her whole heart. Continuing to pray for all of you—for comfort, strength, and His peace, which truly does pass all understanding. We love you.

  • Larry,
    So very sorry. How we all will miss her wonderful smile. So loving and willing to open her home up to the wild and crazy group of friends so often. We loved coming and enjoying every minute we spent in your home. May Gods love and grace keep you in His comfort daily. Just hearing about her we are so sorry we weren’t able to come to the memorial. God Bless you and your family. Jimmy and Kay

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