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Marilyn Annette Slater

May 29, 1934 — January 15, 2024

Appling, GA - Marilyn Annette Slater, 89, went home to heaven on January 15, 2024. She will have a graveside service for the family only, January 28, 2024 at 1:00 at Lake Cemetery in Metter Georgia led by her son Gary. The family will receive friends at Platt’s Funeral Home, January 27 from 4:00 to 6:00.

Marilyn was born May 29, 1934 in Habersham County to William and Annie Elrod. She grew up in Clarksville, Georgia with her 5 siblings. Marilyn played basketball growing up and encouraged others to play. She moved to the Arlington Apartments in Atlanta, after graduating high school at 17 years of age to start work. Marilyn married Garland Maurice Slater Sr on November 16, 1955. They settled in North Augusta to raise their family. While she held many positions, she worked proudly for the leasing department of SunTrust for 14 years. After retirement, Marilyn and her sister Grace would travel to Yellowstone National Park to waitress during the summers and she would come home and share stories about the tourists and locals. Marilyn was a member of Abilene Baptist Church and she loved the Lord. She once shared, she didn’t see how anyone could survive the death of a child without the comfort only the Lord can give.

Marilyn was affectionately known as Nanny Nunu. She had a great love of musicals, old movies, and books of all genres. Nanny would hum and sing songs all over the house, including “A Spoonful of Sugar” when helping her sick grandchildren. She loved having long conversations about the songs, actors, fashions and history of the movies she watched. Nanny shared books and gave recommendations to friends, family, and anyone she could. Nanny shared her love of Jane Austen, and had her granddaughter Rachel reading Pride and Prejudice in the sixth grade. She inspired her grandson, Chris,to read, by finding his interest in mystery, and introducing him to Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, and Mickey Haller. Nanny would wait for her granddaughter, Brandi, to get off the bus then spend the weekend watching old movies, drinking coffee, and sharing stories from her life. She was famous for her Thursday night surprise (or whatever night it happened to be that day), her amazing breakfast that always included grits, and her potato salad. Every family get together she would make a huge bowl of potato salad and it was always devoured. When you asked her if she was hungry, she would reply, “Are you going to eat?” Marilyn loved to have time alone to recharge, but she also spent as much time as she could with family and friends.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Mara Deane Slater, grandson Steven Slater Greene, and great grandson Mason Quarles. She is survived by her sons, Brad (Brenda) Slater, Gary (Mandy) Slater, daughter Victoria (Chris) Hardy, grandchildren Rachel (John) Cogley, Chris (Deborah) Slater, Brandi Slater, Blake (Tammy) Slater, Stephanie Slater, Stacey (Evan) Copsy, Mara Deane Slater, and 17 great grandchildren Emma, Logan, Christina, Loral, Kelsey Mae, Charlotte, Cassidy, Maddisyn, Harley, Elijah, Alexis, Summer, Leslie, Kelsey, Blakey, Cali and Kendal.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair Street Augusta, GA 30901, designated for the Appleby Branch.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Platt's Funeral Home - Evans Location

337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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