Marsha Lynn Lagrone

Marsha Lynn Lagrone
July 10, 1952 – January 13, 2019

Marsha Lagrone, 66, of College Station, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in her home embraced by the love of her Husband, Sons, Sister and close friends. Her family will honor her life with a visitation beginning at 1:30 pm, with a Life Tribute Celebration beginning at 2:30 pm, on Saturday, January 26, 2019, with Certified Life Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield, officiating. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Born on July 10, 1952, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Marsha is the daughter of Thomas Ellis Van Norman and Tullie Louise Smith Van Norman. Marsha was skilled in many trades. Marsha was a draftsman for Exxon Corporation, and also worked in the title business. Marsha was most recently self-employed running a mobile trucking service. Even within her final year, Marsha pursued many new opportunities. She knew the value of hard work and never turned away from a challenge. She graduated from the University of Houston with an associate’s degree.

Her most favorite vacation spot was in Hawaii, visiting Maui while enjoying the many walks along the Black Sand Beaches and touring the volcanoes along the way. She was very much a cruise enthusiast and always encouraged friends to join her when possible. Among her other favorite vacation spots there was New York City. She and her Family experienced a white Christmas while visiting New York to see their son Heath for Christmas. Mount Evans in Colorado, the highest point in North America made the list of favorite’s spots for its scenic views.

Marsha’s other favorite passions included trying new foods, and new restaurants, the experience brought her great joy. Some of her favorite dishes included Fried Steak, Chocolate Pie, Cornbread Dressing, Sauerkraut and Chicken and Dumplings. Marsha loved thanksgiving and enjoyed waking up early to start an always large thanksgiving lunch for her family. Marsha gathered her family for one last feast on Christmas Day 2018, teaching her sons and daughter in law how to prepare cornbread stuffing, and other delightful dishes.

She was a true family centered lady making her house into her home for her children. She and Ron Lagrone married forty years ago in Houston, Texas. Together they proved for each other unconditionally in faith, hope and love. Their three children have come to share in that union and will miss seeing their parents together as one.

Her parents, Thomas Van Norman and Tullie Van Norman, precede her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Lagrone; her sons, Jerry Little, Heath Lagrone, Brett and wife Amanda Lagrone, and Blake Lagrone; her sister Elizabeth Cochran; and close friends and other relatives.

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  1. Jerry I know you will miss your mother dearly. I dont think it gets easier with time . I think a person learns to accept the enevitable. Holding & cherishing all the good times with your mom, dad, & family, will bring you some comfort. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Prayers for all.

  2. As first cousins growing up, Marsha & I were inseparable, more like sisters, an extension of each other really. Thru the years, life & distance happened, and we didn’t see each other as much. Months might occasionally go by without us talking, but when we talked or saw each other, we picked right back up as if we hadn’t been separated at all. Marsha always has had & will continue to have a special place in my heart. I will miss her until the day I see her again. She was definitely one of the most sweetest, funniest, unselfish angels on this earth. My love & prayers go out to her very special family, Ron, Heath, Brett, Blake, Jerry & Sister. Love, Dot

  3. I was so sorry to hear the news of the loss of another first cousin. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I know she will be greatly missed.

    Ann Duncan Vessell
    Vicksburg, MS,

  4. Sugarpie was a Dear and PRECIOUS friend for many many years. I always loved sitting around with her at many get togethers and just talk. She was so happy and full of life. Marsha will be missed and loved forever in our hearts.


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