Robbie Irene Marlor Black

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Robbie Irene Marlor Black, 65, was called home on Saturday, December 3, 2022, following a hard battle against lifelong illnesses.

A Madison Co. native, Robbie was a daughter of Ivarene Ammons Marlor and of the late Robert Marlor.

A child of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and a devout prayer warrior, she was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She will also be remembered as a caregiver to many.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dennis Keith Black; daughter, Jackie Gosnell (Martin); grandchildren, Alexis and Austin Gosnell; little Don Marlor, to whom she was a second mother; sister, Christine Bradburn (Rex); brothers, Don L. Marlor, Randy Marlor (Lisa), and Arlin Marlor; and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved deeply and were very dear to her.

Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 7, beginning at noon at Piney Grove Baptist Church, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. The Revs. Randy Burrell and Dave Aumiller will officiate. Interment will then follow at Boyd Cemetery, Madison Co.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Visitation: December 7, 2022 12:00 pm - February 24, 2024 1:00 pm

Piney Grove Baptist Church
Meadowstown Road
Marshall, NC 28753

Funeral Service: December 7, 2022 1:00 pm

Piney Grove Baptist Church
Meadowstown Road
Marshall, NC 28753

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  1. Christine, Don & family, I am so saddened to hear about Robbie’s passing. It has been so many years since we would come to your house from Uncle Sandford and Aunt Mae’s cabin. I pray the Lord hold’s you in his comforting arms and that all of you will be reunited one day.

  2. Our deepest and sincere condolences on your loss. She was truly a blessing and a wonderful lady. Mary Jo Ball would like to offer up prayers to all the family.

  3. Sweet Robbie, how I loved you so much and will always remember everything you done for me and my son. Your out pouring kindness and love was always so bright. You will be so missed but your memory will continue to live on. Sending prayers to the family! โค๏ธ

  4. Dennis, Jackie and Family, we are so sorry to know Robbie has passed. She was a wonderful person and so good to our parents and grandparents. You and Robbie were such great neighbors to them. We always enjoyed having you as part of the family. You always will be! Robbie sure will be missed and we know sheโ€™s in a better place. We are praying for you! With all our love, The Alex and Maude Sharpe Family

  5. Dennis and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed so much seeing her a few weeks ago. You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dennis and family: Robbie was a school friend that I enjoyed very much she was a kind soul to everyone. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Judy Price

  7. Dennis and family, sorry to hear about Robbie. We would see her out and she would always talk and update me on Dennis. We know she will be missed. We’re praying for you all. God bless you during this difficult.

  8. Dennis and Jackie we are so sorry about Robbie. We loved her and she was always compassionate with us. Had many conversations with her discussing our health issues. Love you both and will pray for peace and strength. Austin and Alexi, love you and sorry about your grandmother.

  9. Dennis, Jackie, Grandchildren and family. I am so sorry about Robbie. She was a Godly and special lady. Earth has lost a gem. Heaven has gained an Angel. May God Bless an Comfort you.

  10. Dennis,Jackie and family,Sending our Love to you all. Praying for you. Robbie will be missed by all that knew her ,she was a Godly lady.

  11. Dennis and Family,
    Robbie and I went to school together in Marshall. She was a wonderful friend who had such a kind heart. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Karen Baker

  12. Ms. Robbie was a joy every time we got together. The world is not as sweet without her presence. But heaven is a little brighter now with her smile. Sending you all our love.
    The Bowens

  13. Jackie, Dennis, Alexis and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss and each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Robbie was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known in my life. My childhood memories are full of times being over at Jackie’s and her cooking for us, her hemming all my prom dresses that were always too long and her always treating me like one of her own when I was with them. This world has suffered a huge loss by loosing this beautiful soul. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“

  14. Robbie (and Dennis) took us in as family when we moved here. She loved and cared for us, and always made an effort to encourage and support our kids as they grew up. She helped fill the space left in our hearts after we lost my mom. She was a treasured friend, who is greatly missed. Our prayers continue for all her family and friends.

  15. Jackie so very sorry about your mother she was a wonderful woman one of a kind, thought the world of her. Sorry didnโ€™t get to come to the funeral everyone here is been exposed to covid and most are sick. Hugs and prayers coming to you and your family.

  16. Dennis and Jackie-Thinking of you guys. I have so many incredible memories with Robbie and all the mischief Jackie and I got into. It’s a wonder Robbie didn’t string us up by our toes. Sending love your way.

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