On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Lucille Twila Marquiss, 91, of Hagerstown, MD, left this world to join her sweet voice with that of the angelic choir in heaven. Born in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, on May 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Earl Eugene Marquiss, Sr. and Blanche Lucille Marquiss.
Lucille was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by brothers Earl Marquiss, Jr., Paul Marquiss, John Marquiss, Marvin Marquiss, and Melvin Marquiss; and by sisters Sarah Ruth Marquiss, Alice Marquiss, and Mary Marquiss.
Lucille never married, but at a young age dedicated her life to God and to His service. As a young adult, she worked in the publication of The Way of Truth magazine. Then she moved on to become a teacher, and later the principal, of Truth for Youth School in Hagerstown, retiring in 1995.
She was an ordained minister of the Church of God Universal in Hagerstown, and at various times also served as band director, choir member, and pianist for the congregation. No one was a more patient listener than Lucille, and she was valued for the wise counsel she gave.
Lucille had no children of her own, but her large extended family included 23 nieces and nephews, 55 great nieces and nephews, and 75 great-great nieces and nephews—all of whom she loved as her own.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown with Pastor Greg Tyler and Associate Pastor Doug Shenberger officiating.
Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.