Marie King

Born in Orlinda, TN on October 9, 1944

Departed on July 18, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Marie King age 75 of Springfield, passed away on July 18, 2020 at NHC in Hendersonville.
She was born on October 9, 1944 to the late Porter Benton and Gennetter McClain Benton in Orlinda, Tennessee. Marie was a 1962 graduate at Bransford High School and worked for many years as a Home Health Provider through ResCare.
Marie was described as an easy-going person she loved her family and loved her friends. Marie was baptized in 1972 as one of Jehovah Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Springfield. She loved cultivating relationship there and also where she worked. Through her hard work and determination, she bought a beautiful home on the corner. This home became a place of not only fellowship with her neighbors but also a place of memories for her children. You could find her most evenings reading her Bible and other biblical publications.
Marie also enjoyed traveling with her family on cruises to tropical destinations like Puerto Rico, Jamaica and even state side to Niagara Falls. Summers always brought time spent with Darrell as they traveled to different cities that held the Annual Convention or just a nice weekend to spend shopping with Yolanda and the grandchildren. Another favorite memory was the days Marie would wait at the end of the drive way as her granddaughter got off the bus. She would be waiting with a smile and hug after a long day at school.
Her dedication to her family and her faith will be just a few of the wonderful memories treasured by the family for years to come.
In addition to her parents, Marie is preceded in death by her grandson, Brent King and siblings, Eunice Pulliam and Gennell Darden.
She is survived by her children, Darrell (Brandi) King of Springfield and Yolanda Crenshaw of Mt Juliet; grandchildren Brandon King, LaTronya Roberts, Alanah Crenshaw, Sydnei Crenshaw, Collin King and Kolbi King; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Pitt and Brayden Pitt and brother, Robert (Dorothy) Benton.
A Life Celebration will be held on Friday, July 24th at 1pm with her son, Minister Darrell King officiating. Entombment will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11am until the time of service. Online condolences can be made at
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield TN 37172: 615-384-5437.

11 Comments to Marie King

  1. Angelia Jones says:

    Oh bless the Lord a Angel has gotten her wings . May God comfort. ,guide ,and give peace to the family my condolences. May God keep you all.

  2. Melissa Hewlett says:

    I will miss you every single day and will cherish all of our time and memories together! I love you Marie! Prayers to all of your family and friends. It was truly an honor to care for you for the last 4 years! I will never forget it. You was a true blessing in my life.

  3. Charaye McGrapth says:

    RIP Gran gran! You’ll be missed! I’ll never forget you’re the reason I eat KFC wings!

  4. Vera Taylor says:

    To Yolanda and Darrell, my prayers and sympathy go out to you all, if you need me please call, sorry want be there but YOU ALL are in my heart much love VERA AND Maria.

  5. Cynthia J Leavell says:

    My prayers go out to you and your family. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

  6. Cynthia Leavell says:

    My prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Dianna Scharkley says:

    Sending sincere condolences and prayers for your family may she rest in God’s grace 🙏🏾

  8. Torey Ellis says:

    To the Family: Mrs. King was a beautiful soul and had a smile that would brighten up any room. Thank you’ll for sharing with us. May God bless you’ll. In my prayers, Torey

  9. Fred and Katie Farmer says:

    Praying for you and Darrell and all families. May God bless each of you

  10. Alice Thomas says:

    To the King Family: I will miss cousin Marie. I remember when we were younger spending the nights together. Sometime at my house and other times at her house. We had a lot of fun. Much love and prayer for the family. She will truly be missed.

  11. Elsie Henderson/ Cathy Lumpkin says:

    Condolences to the family. Praying for the family.

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