Marilyn Renee Alley, born Sept. 16, 2004, went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior at 8:54 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2022.
She is survived by her mother, Amber Shields of Radford; her father and stepmother, Robert and Heather Alley of Pilot; a sister, Roz Alley; grandparents Karen and Jeff Wofford of Radford and Janet and Leon Alley of Pilot. She also left behind many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, a special “uncle” Brian Stiles, and special “aunts” Regina Wallace and Amber Stiles.
Marilyn was an introvert but loved to make sure everyone felt welcome. She played varsity soccer at Radford High School, was active in the FFA, and planned to travel to Costa Rica this summer. She was accepted to Liberty University with plans to become a nurse. Her mission was to travel and be a witness for Christ through her work.
Although losing Marilyn has left a huge hole in our hearts, her faith provides comfort and security that she is with her maternal grandpa and many great-grandparents in Heaven. She will continue to fulfill her goal of winning lives for Christ even though she is departed from this world.
Services were handled by McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, with a celebration of life following at Blue Ridge Church, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to the Marilyn Alley Scholarship at RHS https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=Q2ELW6ZWUJUSU or Helping Hands for Marilyn Alley on GoFundMe.