Obituary: Marion Louise Purifoy


Funeral services for Ms. Marion Louise Purifoy will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Church in Colony, Alabama. She will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the adjoining cemetery. The family will welcome guests for a visitation beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at Hanceville Funeral Home.

Ms. Marion “Mike” Purifoy died peacefully in the hospital Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Cullman at the age of 86.

Marion is survived by her children Darrell Anthony Purifoy (Lynda) of Lutz, Florida; Casandra Purifoy of Colony, Alabama; Michael Purifoy of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Steven Perry of Gardendale, Alabama; and Katie (Brian) Porterfield of Conyers, Georgia; siblings Arnell Williams of Los Angeles, CA; Delores Anderson of Nashville, TN; Willard (Dr. Joan) Boyd of Youngstown, OH; Carrol Craig of Cleveland, OH; Evelyn Howard of Colony, Alabama; and Roger (Jackie) Boyd of Colony, AL; Wilbur Brown of Birmingham, Alabama; Robin Ridgeway and Joann (Otis) Minnitt of Colony, Alabama; Leroy Purifoy of Fultondale, Alabama; and a host of nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her son William Henry Purifoy and daughter Mavis Joyce Purifoy; her brothers Melvin Boyd and Cecil Boyd; her sisters Burgess Boyd, Vivian Allen, Margaret Taylor, Janice Grier and Emma Jean Robinson; grandson William Maurice Purifoy; and great-great granddaughter Journee Rose Pruitt.