Marian Wright Givens, 94, of Davidson, NC, formerly of Owensboro, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 20, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 26, 1927, in Owensboro, the daughter of the late George Silas Wright and Hazel Taylor Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wayland Givens.
Outgoing by nature, Marian never met a stranger and had many dear friends. Born and raised on the family farm off Wrights Landing Road near Maceo, KY, she learned early on the importance of self-sufficiency and hard work, a practice that followed her throughout her life. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, arts and crafts, and interior decorating. Marian relished time spent entertaining family and friends, always cooking more than enough delicious food but professing never to like to cook. She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church
Marian graduated from Daviess County High School in 1946 where she was the 1946 Honor Graduate and Editor-In-Chief of the school's annual "Echoes." She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1951, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Marian and Wayland met at UK and were married in Owensboro in 1949. After graduation she worked for Green River Rural Electric Corporation in Owensboro and later at the Executive Inn and Cracker Barrel gift shops in Owensboro. She relocated to Davidson, NC in 1999 after Wayland passed away, to be closer to her son and his family. Most important to her was her family and she will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
She is survived by her son, Silas Wright Givens and his wife Jeri of Mooresville, NC; her grandson, Taylor Andrew Givens of Charlotte, NC, and her special friend/daughter Candy Yarbray Englebert of Owensboro.
The graveside service will be 12:00 PM Friday at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 AM until 11:30 AM Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
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