Marilyn Anity Towns

Marilyn Anita Towns was born was born to the late Herbert and Juanita Towns April 6th, 1955, in Bronx, New York. Marilyn was the 2nd youngest of four brothers and one sister. She leaves behind her five siblings, brothers, Leonard Jackson, Lawrence Jackson, Herbert Towns, Rob Towns and her sister Elaine Robinson. She moved from the Bronx to Queens in 1967.

       Marilyn became an active member of St. Catherine of Sienna church in the 1990’s. She was an usher, a catechist, on the Liturgical Environment committee, a member of the Parish Council and volunteered wherever she was needed. She was the coordinator of the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns Youth Leadership Ambassador Program. She received the Brooklyn Diocese Shining Star Award in 2015.

        Marilyn graduated from Hunter College, New York, NY in 1979. She received her BA in communication Sciences and Psychology. She worked for TWA for 24 years, with the Department of Education and School Construction Authority for six years and the Department of Environmental Protection as a Budget Analyst for 10 years.

       Marilyn married the love of her life, William Jones, on September 1st, 1979. She and William have one son Rahsaan Jones. She also has a step-son, Andre Jones.

        She leaves behind her husband William, sons Rahsaan and Andre (Michelle), brothers, Leonard Jackson, Lawrence Jackson, Herbert Towns Jr., Robert Towns, her sister Elaine Robinson, her grandchildren Jordon, Kiarra, Jayla, Arianna, Savana, Alyssa, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

        Marilyn passed away on April 28, 2018 after living with chronic illness for several years.

       Marilyn was a special person in many ways. Working with the Ambassador program for 8 years really had an impact with the youth involved in the program. She brought out the best in every person she encountered. A ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, her presence was a gift in itself and everyone loved to be around her. Marilyn helped youth believe in themselves and built a sense of trust with them. May she rest in peace.