Marie Mallette Hurst was born September 5, 1961 in Savannah, TN, the daughter of the late Jack C Mallette and Betty Spradlin Mallette. She departed this life on October 6, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 62 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day.
Marie was a zealous advocate for the care of children. She served as a social worker for the Departments of Human and Children’s Services for a combined total of 31 years. She served on the board for the Carl Perkins Center of Selmer for many years. She also served at First Baptist Church of Selmer as the Children's Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher, Wednesday night Small Group Leader, Women's Ministry Leader, and any other role that needed to be filled. Although she had many, her favorite was the role of "Mimi" for her grandchildren.
The impact Marie had on her family, friends, church, community, and anyone who met her cannot be captured in words. Although she is no longer with us, all who knew her will carry her with us through her words of wisdom, wit, generosity, kindness, and faithfulness. If you had a friend in Marie, you had something special — something irreplaceable.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Hurst of Selmer, TN; two children, Andy Wilson and wife Megan of Memphis, TN, and Addie Brown and husband Eric of Selmer, TN; stepson, Scott Hurst of Selmer, TN; seven grandchildren: Spencer Hurst, Abby Cate Brown, Wade Brown, Andi Brown, Lincoln Lunsford, Jack Lunsford, and Anne Marie Lunsford; siblings: Dan Mallette and wife Diane of Murfreesboro, TN, Ramona Wilkerson and husband Ronnie of Savannah, TN, Don Mallette and wife Denise of Jackson, TN, Karl Mallette of Savannah, TN; sisters-in-law, Laura Spadlin of Savannah, TN, Nancy Henson of Hernado, MS; special friend, Janet Mallette of Savannah, TN; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by a brother, Mack Spradlin; son-in-law, Jacob Lunsford; and mother-in-law, Ethel Hurst.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10:00 am until funeral service at 3:00 pm, all at First Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee, with Dr. Joey Johnson officiating and Dan Mallette, Wes Wilkerson, and Ben Taylor making special remarks. Burial will follow in the Hope Memorial Cemetery in Selmer, Tennessee. Pallbearers: Jack Mallette, Jamie Mallette, Stacy Wilkerson, Wes Wilkerson, Jason Mallette, Jon Mallette, Joseph Mallette, Russell Mallette, and Austin Mallette.
Donations in her memory can be made to her grandchildren's college fund at Edward Jones in Selmer or to the Carl Perkins Center of Selmer.
Edward Jones Financial
Advisor: Sam Vise, A.A.M.S.
830 Mulberry Ave
Selmer, TN 38375
Carl Perkins Center
119 S 2nd Street
Selmer, TN 38375