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Marilyn Elaine Pitts Smith

December 28, 1952 - September 15, 2017

Marilyn Elaine Pitts Smith, 64 passed away September 15th at her home in Dallas, Oregon.  She was born December 28, 1952 in Bastrop, Louisiana to parents Joseph Wyatt and Dorothy Alberta (Williamson) Pitts.  She passed away September 15th at her home in Dallas, Oregon.  She attended Louisiana State University and majored in horticulture.  Marilyn was blessed with one daughter, Sarah.  Marilyn married Michael Balok in Tennessee.  She loved her profession and used her skills working at Lowe’s in the gardening department for many years.  She also taught horticulture on television in Tennessee.  She will be remembered for her big heart and her love of family.  She adored her husband, Michael and his music.
Marilyn will live on in the heart of her only daughter and beloved best friend, Sarah Smith.  Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law Vivian Barker; father-in-law Royal Teets.  She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Michael Balok;  daughter Sarah Smith (Stan Teets);  mother-in-law Joann Christensen; granddaughter Venessa (Jesse) Christenson; great grandchildren Harper Royal Christenson and Evan Christenson; sister Colleen Mace of Arizona; brother Mike (Tammy) Pitts of Louisiana; Aunt Daisy McAdams; Uncle Bud Williamson and many, many extended family and friends whom she loved.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday September 21st at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem, Oregon.   She will be laid to rest at Shady Grove Cemetery in Manchester, Tennessee following a Funeral Service which will be held at 12 Noon, Monday September 25th at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. 


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Rest in peace dear Marilyn,until we meet again.  Your cousin Doug.

Love you, Sis.  And I miss you.

I am so saddened and sorry that I will not be able to make the services. TN is just too far away and money is tight. I will always remember and love Marilyn. My deepest and most sincere condolences to Michael, Sarah, and all the family. Thank you Michael for letting all of us know. 

A kind and gentle soul.  Rest peacefully cousin.

I love you, sweet baby. I'll miss you everyday until I'm with your shining light once again.

Mom I love and miss you so very much. Nothing will ever be the same. You are and always will be my very best friend and love of my life. Your love for me was so precious and so complete. Thank you for loving me so much. Everything good I am is because of you and from you, from your love and your teaching me how important it is to be the good in the world and teaching me to believe and love the Lord. God gave me such divine favor by blessing me with you as my mother! I am forever grateful. Just like Michael said, I'll miss you every single day!  I always will. I know where you are and know I will see u again and there is great peace in that. But my heart aches for my mama. 
Love always 'Your Babygirl'
Sarah Elaine