Marilyn Ellerbe Broderick
March 10, 1962 -
May 29, 2017

Visitation

June 1, 2017
12 p.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.

Service 

June 1, 2017
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral Mass for Marilyn Ellerbe Broderick, age 55, of Taft, TN, will be conducted Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1 P.M. at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church with The Reverend Jason S. Terhune officiating. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Broderick was a native of Fayetteville, NC and daughter of Marilyn Layton Ellerbe and the late Hossack Franklin Ellerbe. She lived in Spain and studied at the University of Sevilla. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church and of The Order of the Daughters of the King. As a child, she lived in Leon, Spain as an exchange student with the Voces Family. After High School in Fayetteville, NC, she attended St. Mary’s College in Raleigh, NC, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master’s of Education from Middle Tennessee State University.

Mrs. Broderick was a linguist and a teacher at several schools, including Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, TN, Creek Wood High School in Dickson County, TN, Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, TN, Sparkman High School in Harvest, AL, Miller Grove High School in Atlanta, GA, and an adjunct professor at Motlow State Community College in Fayetteville, TN.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Kevin Thomas Broderick of Taft, TN; daughter Victoria (John, Sr.) Broderick-Hamner of Dallas, TX; sons John Edward Broderick, II of Florence, AL and Niall Alexander Broderick of Taft, TN; sister Francis (Pasquale) Valerio of Orlando, FL; and mother Marilyn Layton Ellerbe of Fayetteville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Hossack Franklin Ellerbe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Nancy Elizabeth Marlowe Scholarship Endowment at St. Mary’s College at 900 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Video Services

19 Comments

  1. Daniel Steve Villarreal

    Dear Kevin et al: I was shocked when I did a Google search for Marilyn and found out about her passing. I’m retired as an interpreter from the courts of Bexar County (San Antonio), Texas where Marilyn and I were colleagues and I now live in Taipei, Taiwan. I was wondering whatever became of Marilyn and I am saddened to see this news after my online search. Marilyn was a lot of fun, both in the court system and as a dear friend, and I cherish the memories of having dinner at your house and sharing laughs at the supper table. I will miss my friend and colleague immensely. Please accept my very heartfelt condolences at your loss. My very best wishes,
    Dan V
    Taipei, Taiwan

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  2. M Jones

    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

    Reply
  3. Melissa Webb Jurgens

    I was so sad to learn of Marilyn’s passing and wish I found out in time to attend the funeral. I have not seen her in many years but she was a good friend throughout my childhood and college–a warm, generous spirit, full of fun. Her family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Teresa Chao

    Marilyn was a beautiful soul full of life. When she move to Fayetteville and started school at Terry Sanford, she created quite a stir with her bright red hair and outgoing personality. She affected everyone she met, leaving behind an awesome impression. She was vibrant, energetic, and beautiful inside and out. I will miss her deeply. God Bless.

    Reply
  5. Jerome Cameron

    Condolences to your family on the loss of a loved one, death is not always something we are prepared for and it can be a complexity of emotion and stress when it happens. May there be comfort found in these words from the bible.
    Revelation 21:4 (And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.) It’s refreshing to know that Jehovah will put an end to suffering once we understand that death is not the end and we have a hope for the resurrection to an everlasting life.

    Reply
  6. Kevin Broderick

    Thank you all.

    This week I lost my wife and partner of 30 years. She endured the treatments and operations with a spirit and good humour that humbles me. To the end she did everything to make the inevitable as painless as possible for those who would be left behind.

    During the last years we spent countless nights in hospitals. One night in the ER at Emory in Atlanta we spent 7 hours waiting to be seen as more critically ill patients and victims were seen. That night two elderly couples; one lady with a walker accompanied by an old man in a suit, and a man in pajamas and his wife in a dressing gown and slippers. All were in great distress while waiting to be seen. Marilyn and I talked often about what we wanted after death but the time leading to the inevitable was never scripted.

    It had been Marilyn’s wish to die is Spain but we waited a little too long and the cancer became a little too quick. I know that I am far more of a coward than she and on that night I outlined my escape plan.

    Memorial

    So, I will sail.
    In headlong retreat,
    I will run before the wind
    And a noble end, I will greet.
    I will flee.
    The shuffling, medicated fate,
    Of those drawing in sight of the final gate,
    The reward of the aged and ailing,
    I will shun.
    With heart and light fading,
    Bow to the sunrise, I will run.
    Tracing the long faded foam
    Of St Brendan.
    Toward the home
    Of ancestors and countrymen.
    And then, if the cold Northern Ocean fails in our fight,
    And in the half light of a grey dawn
    Galway draws in to distant sight;
    I will not alight, nor avail,
    Of a warm peat fire and pint.
    I shall sail on,
    Prow point to the south and east,
    With taut sheets, I will tack.
    Turn my back to the Lizard and Needles
    And seek the salt spray blades of Biscay.
    At last off the shore
    Of my Wife and Mother’s Spain,
    Numb to my failures and decay,
    There, fall free from pain.
    In the mariner’s tomb long I will lay;
    Within womb of all, eternally dwell.
    To have fought the lonely ocean swell
    And to have died well,
    Need be my only memorial. Kevin Broderick 2015

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  7. Latashia W. Searcy

    On behalb of the Miller Grove High School faculty and staff, I would like to send condolences to all who loved Ms. Marilyn Broderick. We had the pleasure of getting to know her as a Spanish teacher/faculty member over the past two years. She was simply a joy to work with – always in good spirits despite her circumstance. We want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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  8. Mary Kyser

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Broderick Family during this most difficult time. You are in our thought and prayers. God plucked a beautiful flower from this earth. Mrs. Broderick is loved and respected by the Miller Grove High School family. Her wonderful smile and kind words will be truly missed on the school’s halls. She fought the good fight, ran the race, kept the faith, and now will forever rest in the arms of God.

    Reply
  9. The Webb and Hayes families

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Raja Choucair

    We are so saddened to hear about Marilyn’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind, smart, strong, and caring lady, and always with a beautiful smile. We will miss her dearly. You are all in our thoughts and may God’s peace be with you.

    Reply
  11. Jane G. Peacock

    My deepest sympathies to both Marilyns and families! Your strength and courage have provided beacons of light in our lives. May God grant you peace and rest!

    Reply
  12. Jane G. Peacock

    So wish that I could be there tomorrow! Marilyn Ellerbe has been a wonderful friend to me here in Fayetteville, North Carolina and I have been praying for her and her daughter these past years. My admiration for Marilyn and her daughter Marilyn as inspiring and dedicated teachers and strong and loving women will continue to light my path through this earthly life. May God grant you peace and rest!

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  13. Parrish Worrell

    I was so blessed to know and work at Farrell’s with Marilyn. She was one of my favorite people. She will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. God be with you Marilyn until we meet again.

    Reply
  14. Matthew Priester-Principal

    The faculty and staff of Miller Grove High School sends condolences to the Broderick family. Marilyn’s love for her students and enthusiasm for teaching will be truly missed. She will be remembered for her strength and endurance she displayed despite her circumstances. Miller Grove High School was Ms. Broderick last teaching assignment before being called home to rest.

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  15. Carolyn Wallace

    So sorry to hear of the families’ loss. I went to St. Ann with Marilyn and Francis. May she rest in eternal peace.

    Reply
  16. Debbie Cline

    I am extremely saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I met and knew her and her sister in high school at Terry Sanford. She was an amazing girl who became an amazing woman. The world is less one of its greatest lights now that she has departed it… My mother, Betty Cline, also worked in the school system with Marilyn’s mother…. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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  17. Ian,Margret,Mark,Adell,Alexandra,Oliver,Scott,Sam,Louis and Lucas

    We are all thinking of you in this very sad time of your lives.Marilyn was a wonderful sister-in-law, Aunt and Great Aunt. She will be sadly missed, we have wonderful fond memories of her.
    Sleep tight Marilyn always in our hearts Xxx

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  18. William Thomason

    Thoughts and prayers for a St. John’s Episcopal Church family. I am sorry for your loss. Clearly she lead a full life, but one that ended much too soon. God bless.

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  19. Sharyn Stallings Gorman

    My deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your beloved. Y’all are in my thoughts!
    I worked with Marilyn, (mother) at Teresa Berrien school in Fayetteville NC 1978-1983.

    Reply

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Memories

19 Comments

  1. Daniel Steve Villarreal

    Dear Kevin et al: I was shocked when I did a Google search for Marilyn and found out about her passing. I’m retired as an interpreter from the courts of Bexar County (San Antonio), Texas where Marilyn and I were colleagues and I now live in Taipei, Taiwan. I was wondering whatever became of Marilyn and I am saddened to see this news after my online search. Marilyn was a lot of fun, both in the court system and as a dear friend, and I cherish the memories of having dinner at your house and sharing laughs at the supper table. I will miss my friend and colleague immensely. Please accept my very heartfelt condolences at your loss. My very best wishes,
    Dan V
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Reply
  2. M Jones

    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

    Reply
  3. Melissa Webb Jurgens

    I was so sad to learn of Marilyn’s passing and wish I found out in time to attend the funeral. I have not seen her in many years but she was a good friend throughout my childhood and college–a warm, generous spirit, full of fun. Her family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Teresa Chao

    Marilyn was a beautiful soul full of life. When she move to Fayetteville and started school at Terry Sanford, she created quite a stir with her bright red hair and outgoing personality. She affected everyone she met, leaving behind an awesome impression. She was vibrant, energetic, and beautiful inside and out. I will miss her deeply. God Bless.

    Reply
  5. Jerome Cameron

    Condolences to your family on the loss of a loved one, death is not always something we are prepared for and it can be a complexity of emotion and stress when it happens. May there be comfort found in these words from the bible.
    Revelation 21:4 (And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.) It’s refreshing to know that Jehovah will put an end to suffering once we understand that death is not the end and we have a hope for the resurrection to an everlasting life.

    Reply
  6. Kevin Broderick

    Thank you all.

    This week I lost my wife and partner of 30 years. She endured the treatments and operations with a spirit and good humour that humbles me. To the end she did everything to make the inevitable as painless as possible for those who would be left behind.

    During the last years we spent countless nights in hospitals. One night in the ER at Emory in Atlanta we spent 7 hours waiting to be seen as more critically ill patients and victims were seen. That night two elderly couples; one lady with a walker accompanied by an old man in a suit, and a man in pajamas and his wife in a dressing gown and slippers. All were in great distress while waiting to be seen. Marilyn and I talked often about what we wanted after death but the time leading to the inevitable was never scripted.

    It had been Marilyn’s wish to die is Spain but we waited a little too long and the cancer became a little too quick. I know that I am far more of a coward than she and on that night I outlined my escape plan.

    Memorial

    So, I will sail.
    In headlong retreat,
    I will run before the wind
    And a noble end, I will greet.
    I will flee.
    The shuffling, medicated fate,
    Of those drawing in sight of the final gate,
    The reward of the aged and ailing,
    I will shun.
    With heart and light fading,
    Bow to the sunrise, I will run.
    Tracing the long faded foam
    Of St Brendan.
    Toward the home
    Of ancestors and countrymen.
    And then, if the cold Northern Ocean fails in our fight,
    And in the half light of a grey dawn
    Galway draws in to distant sight;
    I will not alight, nor avail,
    Of a warm peat fire and pint.
    I shall sail on,
    Prow point to the south and east,
    With taut sheets, I will tack.
    Turn my back to the Lizard and Needles
    And seek the salt spray blades of Biscay.
    At last off the shore
    Of my Wife and Mother’s Spain,
    Numb to my failures and decay,
    There, fall free from pain.
    In the mariner’s tomb long I will lay;
    Within womb of all, eternally dwell.
    To have fought the lonely ocean swell
    And to have died well,
    Need be my only memorial. Kevin Broderick 2015

    Reply
  7. Latashia W. Searcy

    On behalb of the Miller Grove High School faculty and staff, I would like to send condolences to all who loved Ms. Marilyn Broderick. We had the pleasure of getting to know her as a Spanish teacher/faculty member over the past two years. She was simply a joy to work with – always in good spirits despite her circumstance. We want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Reply
  8. Mary Kyser

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Broderick Family during this most difficult time. You are in our thought and prayers. God plucked a beautiful flower from this earth. Mrs. Broderick is loved and respected by the Miller Grove High School family. Her wonderful smile and kind words will be truly missed on the school’s halls. She fought the good fight, ran the race, kept the faith, and now will forever rest in the arms of God.

    Reply
  9. The Webb and Hayes families

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Raja Choucair

    We are so saddened to hear about Marilyn’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind, smart, strong, and caring lady, and always with a beautiful smile. We will miss her dearly. You are all in our thoughts and may God’s peace be with you.

    Reply
  11. Jane G. Peacock

    My deepest sympathies to both Marilyns and families! Your strength and courage have provided beacons of light in our lives. May God grant you peace and rest!

    Reply
  12. Jane G. Peacock

    So wish that I could be there tomorrow! Marilyn Ellerbe has been a wonderful friend to me here in Fayetteville, North Carolina and I have been praying for her and her daughter these past years. My admiration for Marilyn and her daughter Marilyn as inspiring and dedicated teachers and strong and loving women will continue to light my path through this earthly life. May God grant you peace and rest!

    Reply
  13. Parrish Worrell

    I was so blessed to know and work at Farrell’s with Marilyn. She was one of my favorite people. She will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. God be with you Marilyn until we meet again.

    Reply
  14. Matthew Priester-Principal

    The faculty and staff of Miller Grove High School sends condolences to the Broderick family. Marilyn’s love for her students and enthusiasm for teaching will be truly missed. She will be remembered for her strength and endurance she displayed despite her circumstances. Miller Grove High School was Ms. Broderick last teaching assignment before being called home to rest.

    Reply
  15. Carolyn Wallace

    So sorry to hear of the families’ loss. I went to St. Ann with Marilyn and Francis. May she rest in eternal peace.

    Reply
  16. Debbie Cline

    I am extremely saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I met and knew her and her sister in high school at Terry Sanford. She was an amazing girl who became an amazing woman. The world is less one of its greatest lights now that she has departed it… My mother, Betty Cline, also worked in the school system with Marilyn’s mother…. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

    Reply
  17. Ian,Margret,Mark,Adell,Alexandra,Oliver,Scott,Sam,Louis and Lucas

    We are all thinking of you in this very sad time of your lives.Marilyn was a wonderful sister-in-law, Aunt and Great Aunt. She will be sadly missed, we have wonderful fond memories of her.
    Sleep tight Marilyn always in our hearts Xxx

    Reply
  18. William Thomason

    Thoughts and prayers for a St. John’s Episcopal Church family. I am sorry for your loss. Clearly she lead a full life, but one that ended much too soon. God bless.

    Reply
  19. Sharyn Stallings Gorman

    My deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your beloved. Y’all are in my thoughts!
    I worked with Marilyn, (mother) at Teresa Berrien school in Fayetteville NC 1978-1983.

    Reply

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