Willie Rankin
B: 1955-07-16
D: 2018-09-21
View Details
Rankin, Willie
Christopher Shavers
B: 1973-10-21
D: 2018-09-19
View Details
Shavers, Christopher
Shy Tania Neal
B: 1992-05-31
D: 2018-09-18
View Details
Neal, Shy Tania
James Woods
B: 1941-09-22
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Woods, James
Doris Rayford
B: 1943-07-16
D: 2018-09-12
View Details
Rayford, Doris
Freeman Hudson
B: 1946-06-30
D: 2018-09-12
View Details
Hudson, Freeman
Harriet Harris
B: 1960-02-16
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Harris, Harriet
James Ransey
B: 1948-06-13
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Ransey, James
Janet Allen
B: 1942-04-16
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Allen, Janet
Michael Dunston
B: 1975-10-03
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Dunston, Michael
Stanley Roberts
B: 1952-06-07
D: 2018-09-10
View Details
Roberts, Stanley
Mary Gary
B: 1935-06-07
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Gary, Mary
Brian Stone
B: 1956-01-26
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Stone, Brian
Dorothy Burton
B: 1950-11-11
D: 2018-09-08
View Details
Burton, Dorothy
Harold Thomas
B: 1933-11-29
D: 2018-09-07
View Details
Thomas, Harold
Calvin Lawshe
B: 1947-01-24
D: 2018-09-05
View Details
Lawshe, Calvin
Bobbie Knight
B: 1946-09-29
D: 2018-09-05
View Details
Knight, Bobbie
Bernard Burrell
B: 1970-07-25
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Burrell, Bernard
Tyler Evans
B: 2000-03-07
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Evans, Tyler
Melvin Moore
B: 1956-04-11
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Moore, Melvin
James Wright
B: 1952-04-04
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Wright, James


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2550 Nebraska Avenue
TOLEDO, OH 43607
Phone: (419) 534-2550
Fax: (419) 534-2570

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Marilyn Gandy can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Marilyn Gandy

Marilyn Yvonne (Boyd) Gandy was born January 24th 1939 in Toledo, Ohio. She was the oldest child to the late Ralph and Martha Boyd. She was called to eternal rest after 78 years on December 29th, 2017. Marilyn was a proud graduate of Scott High School, and The University of Toledo, where she earned her degree in Education. While at the university, Marilyn was the school's first black cheerleader. She also was a very active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. After earning her degree, Marilyn became one of the first teachers at Stewart Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio when it first opened in the mid 1960's. Marilyn left Toledo and moved to Racine, Wisconsin to pursue another teaching opportunity. It was there where she met her husband Dennis Gandy, who was a member of the United States Airforce. After their marriage, they moved to Columbus, Mississippi, where Marilyn again taught school. Dennis received another transfer, this time to the country of England, where Marilyn was able to get a teaching position at the Air Force Base School. Upon returning to the states, the couple moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Marilyn was able to continue her teaching career.
During her time in Memphis, Marilyn became an active member of Maranatha Christian Campus Ministries. Marilyn loved to sing, dance on the praise team, and support the groups many campus activities. In 981 Marilyn decided to join a group of Maranatha friends and start a new ministry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There she got a job working as an Executive Research Secretary for Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Marilyn was able to retire from Howard Hughes after 20 years of service. Even after retiring, Marilyn found ways to support her local church, by teaching at their schools. She also found enjoyment as an avid reader and joining a senior citizen’s group, where she continued to sing, play the guitar, play golf, and minister at many of the local nursing homes.
In 2014, Marilyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and made the decision to move back to Toledo to live with her mother and sister. Marilyn reunited her membership with Friendship Baptist Church, where she served on the church’s Mother’s Ministry. In 2016 Marilyn moved to the Park Cliff Memory Care Community Center. She received their care and service until her death.
Marilyn leaves to cherish her memory, her foster daughter Marlania (Jim) Moreland and their son Jonathan Moreland; Sisters Carol Yates, Gwendolyn (Robert) Scott, Marquita and Marcia Boyd, Cynthia (James) Bunn; Brothers Lawrence (Jeni) Boyd, and Ralph Boyd; Aunt Reba Abernathy; Nephews Ronald (Brenda) Yates Jr, and Dwane Yates along with beloved grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives and friends.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos