Hazel Marlene Pearce-Marling

Hazel Marlene Pearce-Marling

Suffolk, VA
04.26.1941 - 11.22.2017

After years of battling lymphatic/leukemia and respiratory problems, she lost her battle on November 22, 2017.

 She was born April 26, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN to Avis and Carl Pearce who preceded her in death as did sisters Marie Pearce and Delores Bradley, and brother Chester Pearce.

She is survived by her daughter, Marla Marie Gordon and her husband Dean Gordon; granddaughter, Brittany Fisher and her husband Chris Fisher both of Suffolk, VA; step-children Jacque Isaacson, Robert Sandefur both if Indianapolis, In; nieces, Carolyn Goldman (J.D.) of Danville, IN, Janice Miller (Ron) of Port Charlotte, Fl, Mimi Clark (Jim) of Carmel, In. and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   

Marlene was one of the first lady truck drivers in the US and logged over 5 million miles accident-free in her 35 years as a driver. She was involved in the trucking industry for a total of 45 years.

 A celebration of life will be held Thursday November 30, 2017 from 6-7 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA. Her wishes were to be cremated and the ashes scattered in the mountains that she loved, especially in the Northwest.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society. The Family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be left for the family below.

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I truly am sorry for your loss. I will so truly miss her. I was inspired by her independence and her forthright views! She was an amazing lady! This world needs more kick ass women like her!

Allison McCormick

We are so sorry for your loss. Hazel was a sweet woman and I will miss seeing her around the gardens in our yards. Thinking about you all.

Julie & Bert

Julie & Bert Hammond

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