Marilyn Annette Gunn Rabsatt SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 11:00 AM ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 2020 POST OAK DRIVE - CORINTH, TX PASTOR CHRISTOPHER J. RESPASS, OFFICIATING
Marilyn was raised in Memphis, TN as an active member of Monumental Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Samuel B. Kyles. She professed her love for Christ and accepted Him as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. She was an active member of Monumental and participated in various organizations: VBS, Sunday School, May Club, Jr. Courtesy Guild, Courtesy Guild, and 2001 Choir.
Marilyn attended Hamilton Elementary School, Bellevue Jr. High School, and Central High School. During her time at Bellevue Jr. High, Marilyn developed her tongue for public speaking and became the leader for various organizations, including the Student Council. It was during her high school years that Marilyn was introduced to modeling. She participated in state wide pageants, fashion shows throughout the city and posed for several publications.
Marilyn attended LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, TN where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1993. During her time at LeMoyne Owen, Marilyn was crowned Miss Black and Gold and Miss Lemoyne Owen. She also pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Beta Tau Chapter. Following her college career, Marilyn began her teaching career in the Memphis City Schools system.
Marilyn welcomed twin daughters (Maia and Morgan) into the world on June 3, 1997. She soon joined Victory In Christ Christian Church, Memphis, TN under the direction of Pastors Melvin and Linda Jones. It was through relationships formed at Victory In Christ Christian Church that Marilyn was introduced to the love of her life, Leneard Rabsatt. The two married on August 19, 2006 and moved to Dallas, TX.
The family (Leneard, Marilyn, Maia, and Morgan) joined Antioch Christian Fellowship where Leneard is Pastor of Discipleship. Marilyn worked in various ministries to include: Dove Ministry, Prayer Team, Church Choir, Angel Ministry, Women’s Conference (speaker), and Breathe (devotional) class teacher.
In addition to her work in the church, Marilyn progressed in the Texas education system while working at McKinney ISD, Dallas ISD, Little Elm ISD, and Denton ISD. During this time, Marilyn completed her Master’s Degree in Education Administration in December, 2009 from the University of North Texas. She began work on the leadership team at Denton High School, in the role of Assistant Principal on April 20, 2012. On July1, 2016, Marilyn accepted the position of Principal at Fred Moore High School. She also served as a member of the Board for Fred Moore Nursery. Marilyn became affiliated with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. of Chi Zeta Omega Chapter in Plano, TX.
In 2015 Marilyn selected a group of five women to establish Be You Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization for which she served as CEO. Soon after, three additional members were added to the leadership team. The founding principle was based on I Timothy 4:12. The group worked to build character and self-worth in young women. The first annual conference was held March 5, 2016 at Denton High School in which the key note speaker was Dr. Christian Gilley whose platform is Abstinence and Girl Power. During the conference Marilyn brought together sororities from the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University. The participants received free prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. In 2016, the ministry gave four scholarships totaling $2,000.00. Be You Ministries, Inc. is now a part of the Argyle Chamber of Commerce.
The blended family of Leneard and Marilyn Rabsatt includes: Maia Gunn, and Morgan Gunn (Denton, TX), Tkeyah L. Rabsatt (Aubrey, TX), and Marcus A. Smith (Denton, TX). Additionally, Marilyn leaves two brothers, Quinton Gunn (Candice) (Denton, TX), Jarrod Gunn (Memphis, TN), and two nephews Dylan Gunn and Quinton Gunn, II (Lewisville, TX), Father-In-Law, Mother-In-Law, one Brother-In-Law, four Sisters-In-Law, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
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