2022ObituariesFerrix L. “Missy” Marks

July 27, 2022by SealeUser43

February 11, 1960 ~ July 26, 2022

It is with deep sadness that Mrs. Ferrix L. “Missy” Marks, a resident of Denham Springs, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the age of 62. She is survived by her husband of thirty-one years, Greg Marks, two children, Ryan Graham and Preston Marks, two grandchildren, Paizlie and Tripp Graham, three brothers, and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Marguerite Johnson. Missy was known for her charitable and caring acts for others and loved her family above all. There are no services scheduled at this time. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com

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43 comments

  • Mariana Crow

    August 3, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I am going to think of you for the rest of my life. I am so grateful to have met you when I did. You made me laugh and filled me with joy with the warmth and sassiness of your spirit. You had the best stories to tell and I was always so excited to see you when you came through the door! Your laugh is like no other and I will cherish those memories that I have of those moments. The tears I shed will never end but I know you are back on the beach enjoying some spirits. You are going to be missed by many and I wish the very best for Colt and Greg. Keep the laughs, hugs, and kisses in your mind and hold on to them. Those are the moments that will always keep you on your feet. Remember the witty retorts and the advice you were given. I know she is always going to be on your mind and I hope the plethora of memories you have with her will give you guys happiness knowing she is done with the rough journey she had to take. I have so much love for you all.

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  • Earl

    August 2, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    In just the few years since Missy and I first met our friendship grew into one that I did and will always cherish. She was always there to share or give a helping hand whenever needed; which is how we met, her going above and beyond to help someone she barely knew. I will miss the long long talks on the phone and the short ones as well but most of all I will surely miss you my friend.
    Earl

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  • Nikkie

    August 2, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again. Missy you were loved by so many and will be greatly missed.
    Love always
    Nikkie and Gracie.

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  • Sue Gerald

    August 2, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Missy, I feel so blessed that God brought you into my life. I feel like we have known each other for years through Theresa. You were truly a beautiful mother, wife, and friend. The love in your heart was solid, your soul was so very generous and caring, and your laugh was contagious. You always wanted to help everyone. Every time we talked on the phone or saw each other, you always had me laughing and smiling. Thank you so much for the love and friendship. You were a treasured diamond on earth and now a beautiful angel! Keep watch over us as our hearts will never be the same. Love you Missy!

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  • Deanna Dino & Kaleb Carter

    August 1, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Mrs. Missy had the most contagious laugh. She always knew the right moment to say a joke to lighten the mood. She had a way of making you smile and laugh even if you were mad or sad. She would do anything for anybody and helped in whichever way she could. If you were stuck in between a rock and a hard place – there she was to help you out. She literally would give you her shoes off her feet. She will be GREATLY missed by all. Our deepest condolences to Mr. Greg, Colt, and Duke.

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  • Tommy Dunnam

    August 1, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Missy, my favorite cousin. Morgy & I enjoyed our visits to your home for cookouts & pool parties. It meant so much to us, more than you will ever know. Missy was there for me when my wife passed. Her promise to Morgy to watch over me was honored for over 6 years faithfully. Oudrey, also loved your company. She never missed a chance to tell you that you were so beautiful & her favorite. Oud enjoyed the food from Don’s Seafood (her sick food) that you or Greg would bring to her in the hospital or nursing home. I’m grateful to have had her tell me, “Love ya Tom Boy”, the day before her passing. It was her special goodbye saying to me.
    Thanks for the memories. R.I.P. Sweet Missy

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  • Sam Sylvest

    July 31, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I met Mrs Ferrix at the bank I worked at. Talk about intimidating, it was like a celebrity had just walked in. Hair on point, nails on point and she was just beautiful. I got to know her more and more each visit she made to the bank. Her smile and laughter was contagious! Told me some funny stories about going to the beach with her friends and would have all of us employees laughing. She was a sweet but sassy and highly intelligent woman who made a huge impact on me and the rest of my employees. My heart truly breaks for her and her family. She will be truly missed.

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  • Joelle Ballon

    July 31, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Mom,
    From the moment I met you at OLOL as I was about to do your MRI, you had opened up to me about you diagnosis, sons and family and we caught up as if I was your daughter. You told me to take your number and that you would be my mom here on earth since mine was in heaven. You were right! I loved seeing you at all your appointments, and getting my hugs and I love yous. You were as kind, strong and the best mom! You are as beautiful as the sunflower 🌻 I brought you. I love you more than you will ever know! Sleep well and all my love forever my beautiful sunflower!

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  • William & Jorie Siemens

    July 30, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    My deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the Marks Family. I never had a chance to meet Missy in person, but the stories that Greg mentioned while working on the road painted a HUGE picture of a very Kind, Loving and Generous Woman. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you Greg and your Family in this time of sorrow.

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  • Joni Freeman

    July 30, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Missy and are cousins. We played togeather as kids. Distance and life separated us as adults. We reconnected
    after my father’s death in 2015. In phone calls and text we shared stories of our lives and families.But mostly we laughed!! The girl could make me laugh!!!
    She talked about Greg her boys and grandkids. She was one proud momma
    when it came to those boys. She would say she didn’t cook and that Greg did all the cooking when he would come home.She looked forward to him coming home. Missy loved life and had a good life.She loved to laugh and was able to see her boys grow into fine young men. Had a husband who loved and adored her and she loved him just as much. So at the end of the day who could ask for more.She had it all.
    In the famous words of
    Missy Johnson Marks
    “THE ONLY REASON I HAVE
    A KICHEN IS BECAUSE IT
    CAME WITH THE HOUSE”
    gonna miss ya

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  • Kelsie Dobernig

    July 29, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    I met MiMi through the Jarreau family and what a blessing she was! Though she barely knew me, she made me feel like I was apart of the family from day one. She understood my love for plants and because of that, she gave me some of her own. She was a sweet and giving person. I admired how her and Mrs. Theresa’s friendship was so care free and effortless. She was a true friend and cared deeply for those that she loved. She was a beautiful soul and was always a joy to be around. I am grateful for the time I was able to get to know her. She will be missed dearly.

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  • Judy Worachek

    July 29, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I am very sorry to here of Missy’s passing. She always came into the office with a smile on her face. I know that she will be missed by her family and friends. Rest In Peace.

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  • Michael Laughlin

    July 29, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Missy,
    From the time I first met Duke when he rolled up on his green mongoose bike in the 4th grade, to the wedding rehearsal dinner you hosted for Jenna and I at your house, you never let me feel like I was anything less than family. I was just a small gap-toothed kid with dimples that really wanted to be taken serious, and you would pinch my cheeks with the grip strength of a thousand men and tell me I needed to relax, which you knew I hated. I was glad when Colt was born because his chubby legs became the new target to squeeze, plus I learned to let my guard down some and relax. We learned so much and made countless memories over the years in the home you created, and for that I’m forever grateful. Thank you for always believing in us to no end, supporting us when we failed, and smacking us when we crossed the line. You were one of a kind with a big hairdo and an even bigger heart. We will always miss you.

    Love,
    Mike

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  • Marty Mayers

    July 29, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Rest In Peace Mrs. Missy. You have earned your Heavenly Wings. May God Bless you and your family 🙏

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  • Brittany Stewart

    July 29, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Oh sweet Missy,
    You were one of a kind and will be missed dearly! I remember each time I’d do fertility treatments you’d be just as nervous as my Nana (Tc) and say “oh no again”. The last time I got to see you, you said how you were glad I tried one more time despite everyone’s fears and got my girl. You were always like blood to our family and I know my Nana will miss you so kind of bad and so will the rest of us. We love ya!

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  • Linda Rachal

    July 29, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    I married into the family when Missy was a baby.She was a pretty little girl always smiling.Before she got sick I talked to her and she wanted to take me riding in her convertible.I told her to wait til covid was over. That was never to happen.We always look back and think “I wish I would have.
    When I went to her mom’s funeral I was sitting by myself. Missy insisted I sit with her and Greg. She made me feel like I was still part of the family and I love her for that. That showed me what a caring person she was not wanting me to sit alone.Missy never seemed to give up the fight to stay with her family. Greg also fought for her to the end. He took excellent care of her when she needed him the most.The last time I spoke to her
    She was hospice.I told her she had a very good husband taking care of her. She just smiled and said “I know “. She will be missed.

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  • Anne Haydel

    July 29, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Missy came into our lives many years ago through her friendship with my sister Jane! She always attended family celebrations and we very soon thought of her as family. With a heavy heart we say goodbye to her. I know she is at peace now and thank God that Greg and the boys did such a wonderful job of keeping her home, as comfortable as possible, and letting her know she was loved! Godspeed friend.
    Anne

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  • Chris

    July 29, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Missy I’m sorry we grew apart over the years. I’m deeply saddened. In my heart you were a sister and will always be. We will meet again. Until then my friend. I love you.

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  • Oma Ebey

    July 29, 2022 at 1:21 am

    MISSY I MISS YOU ALREADY YOU WEAR IN THE FAMILY 58 YEARS AND YOU ALWAYS CARED AND LOVED EVERY ONE EVEN WIN I WANTD TO HANG OUT WITH YOU AND TELL YALL WEAR JUST FUN AND I LOVE YOU LIKE A SISTER ALSO YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEARTUNTILL WE SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN LOVE YOU

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    • Brittany Stewart

      July 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm

      Missy was one of a kind and loved by so many. She’ll be very missed.

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  • MikeCarter

    July 29, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Mrs. Missy, I still cannot Thank you enough for everything you have done and given to me & my family. You were an amazing friend to my mom during my deployments. You were my moms rock and we thank you for that. Lastly, I want to say thank you for giving me my best friend! 16 years ago you gave Kaleb, Scooby the weiner and for 15 of those years he has never left my side. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  • Ronnie and Nicole Graham

    July 28, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    It may not be often you see the “ex” and his wife show up at times like these but hopefully in doing so we are expressing to everyone exactly how special Missy was. Missy, Greg, Ronnie, and I are fortunate enough to share an amazing son and beautiful grandchildren! Missy was a wonderful mom and grandmother; she will be missed not only by family but also by Ronnie and me. The friendship we have developed over the last 19 years will be cherished forever. Birthday parties and school events will not be the same without my “sister wife”(our lil inside joke – she’s smiling at this one)! We will never let these babies forget you and you will always be in our hearts.

    All our love and prayers,
    Ronnie and Nicole

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  • Kim Thibodaux

    July 28, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Ferrix, I will miss you forever! My best friend for 40 plus years. I love you. I will cherish all our many memories we shared during our 40 year friendship. I know you are now in a better place, the pain and suffering is gone and you are now at rest. Sending hugs to heavens gate for you. Watch over us and send us reminders that you are near, because I will be looking for them. This is not good bye, it’s until we meet again.
    Give my little brother Todd, a BIG Hug for me, and let him know how much we miss him too. R.I.P. “Ferrix” Marks.

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  • Michael Waller

    July 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Hope this helps and please add/edit as you see fit. I was trying to articulate thoughts concisely. I still laugh about the pool raft incident.

    Missy was full of energy, supportive, loving, and feisty as hell. I will miss the times she would request my services to obtain her favorite adult beverage that was “needed” for meals and relaxation. She always insured her family’s safety when a hurricane would be approaching by having Preston secure items in the pool raft. Even though the items would be fine with the wet weather. Her humor and sassy personality will be deeply missed by all.

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  • Joey Jarreau

    July 28, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    MiMi, even though you were not blood, I still see you as family. You were like an aunt to me. I’m blessed to have been able to have you apart of my life. God has gained an amazing Angel. Love you.

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  • Toni Guerin

    July 28, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Missy was a good friend of mine and to so many others. Friendships are like a chosen family. She was called to heaven to soon. RIP my friend 😢

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  • Virginia Campo ( Jenny )

    July 28, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I have known Missy most of her life . I
    have never seen her that she wasn’t smiling
    and laughing..She loved life and everyone
    in her life ..It was an honor to have you in my life . You are loved by many .. Sending
    Heavenly Hugs .. Jenny

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  • Michelle

    July 28, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    I only knew you a short time but I could sense your kindness and compassion. You had so much love for your kids, grandkids and soon to be step grandkids. You would light up every time we came to visit. You raised two boys into men and I am honored to have had your blessing. I will cherish the time we had together and hold it in my heart.

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  • Jeff Byrd

    July 28, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs Missy lived by us when I was a kid in Central. Always good times at her house
    She was a good friend to my mom

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  • Tripp

    July 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Meme I love you and miss you. Your the best meme ever! I will never forget you ever. I love you to the back of the moon meme 😢

    -Tripper

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  • Paizlie Graham

    July 28, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I love you so much meme and I already miss you so much, but now you aren’t in any pain anymore. I miss you so much and will continue to miss you but I can’t say goodbye because I will get to see you again. I love you so much meme.

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  • JAMES CAVE

    July 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    To my lifelong friend missy. I miss you already we sure had good times growing up together. RIP, love James

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  • Preston Marks

    July 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Where do I even begin? She was one of the most caring people I know, but definitely could be a loose cannon. She was the textbook definition of a lover & a fighter. She was with me during my highest and the lowest parts of my life. She is the reason I am the man that I am today. I got as far as I have in life because I didn’t want to disappoint momma. I know she is looking down on me & will continue to help me when times get rough. I love you and I miss you so much! See you when I see you momma!

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  • Brittany Laughlin

    July 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Missy, you were like a second mom to me growing up. Thank you for everything. You will always have a place in my heart. Love you.

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  • Theresa Jarreau

    July 28, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    My sweet beautiful friend of 58 years. I will miss you more than you know. From all the bad times to the good times you have always been there. You have always had a huge heart. Anybody needed something you found a way to take care of them. Something’s in your life I wish you different have to go thru , instead of it keeping you down you grew from it, made you a fighter. I will always be here for your sons if they need anything. I will miss you until I join you in heaven. Give my Johnny a hug from me please. It’s so hard to put in words everything I want to say. Just know I love you. Your husband Greg gave you a beautiful send off. You would have been proud. Not good bye but see ya later. Love T

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  • Eddie Cooper IV

    July 28, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Mom, it’s crazy to sit here and think about things how they will go. You are literally my mother. You knew me since I was 5. I was a handful and only you could handle me. But every moment I spent with you I never felt out of place. I felt like I was your child. You helped me to get started in college and without you It probably would never have been such a smooth and effortless action. Even when I was off away at college you would go visit my grandma and just talk to her and keep her company. You were truly one of the world’s most genuine people. You have literally been in my life longer than anyone who wasn’t my family. From 5 to 30 years old now. The way you loved and treated everyone equally and defended all. You were such an amazing stamp on my life. I will never forget you and always cherish the memories we shared. My post is long winded and I feel it still doesn’t do your impact on my life justice. Forever and always your son!

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  • Paris Primeaux

    July 28, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    To the best second momma through highschool! You were so loving and welcoming! You always loved each of us who would come to your home! You gave me plenty of rides home and allowed me to stay for as long as I needed! I’ll forever cherish the warm hospitality you shown, and will miss you dearly! I’m blessed to have gotten to meet such a sweet person! Forever missed

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  • Brandy Robertson

    July 28, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Missy was truly a beautiful soul. She made an impact on the lives of the people around her. Her smile was contagious. She was deeply loved by her husband and children and I am happy to have had a relationship with her. God Bless.

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  • Gloria Thibodaux

    July 28, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    I only knew Missy through my daughter, Kim, but the times I was with her showed me how special she was. It was like we were friends forever. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace peace sweet lady.

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  • Kristen Graham

    July 28, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Sweet Missy-My earliest memories as a kid are having you & Duke around. Visiting you at work at any eye center & swimming in your pool. I remember the you always had Diet Coke in the house lol. You were always there for my mama & I’m so grateful for that. I’m so glad you are finally at peace & can be an angel for all of us here.
    Im so greatful to have had the opportunity at Christmas to see you in & your sweet mother “Reet” in good health & spirits at the time. Greg was right by your side & His loyalty, commitment & love for you was undeniable. We all love you very much. Your time was too short & you will be so greatly missed. Prayers for peace & healing for everyone in this difficult time.

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  • Ashli Guillory

    July 28, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Missy, I am blessed to have had you as a part of my life. You and your family played a big part of my childhood memories. Your beauty and your smile will always be how I remember you. I love you so much and I’m thankful for the time we shared. It’s not goodbye it’s until we meet again.

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  • Duke

    July 27, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    My beautiful mother. Words can not describe the love I have for you. You have been my best friend. Good or bad you were always right there with me. When you left me a piece of my heart went with you. All the memories we have shared will stay close to my heart. You will feel no more pain. I love you so much mom. It’s not goodbye but I’ll see you later……
    Goodnight sweetheart goodnight.

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    • Jane

      July 28, 2022 at 1:37 am

      I love you so much. You taught me a lot coming from country (airline hwy). We had great times. Remember wine night greg brought sandwich’s
      lol. You help me with so many hurdles that if you weren’t there I would have crashed You were my support and friend I’m so grate ful that our paths crossed 30 something ago. Because I found a true a good friend that I will terribly miss you
      Love you and tell dad hi and you watch over me as he asked

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