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Marsha Ann (Towns) Sparks

March 11, 1953 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 66)

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Marsha Ann Towns (Sparks) was born March 11, 1953, in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the daughter of Evata Towns (Johnson) and Harry Turner.

Marsha Ann attended .Oxmoor Elementary School of Birmingham, Alabama . She attended Poughkeepsie High School in Poughkeepsie, New York. She also attended Lawson State Community College of Birmingham, Alabama, for Culinary Arts. Marsha Ann worked as a Professional Chef for the Marriott Hotel's in Birmingham, Alabama, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Houston, Texas for years.

Marsha Ann accepted Christ and joined Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She loved to sing and listen to gospel music. She continued to pray and study the word of God. Marsha Ann has received several certificates of biblical training online, to broaden her learning regarding God's word. 

Marsha Ann was a woman of determination with a nurturing spirit of love and joy. Marsha Ann loved her mother unconditionally. She had an unwavering love for her brother, family and friends. Marsha Ann was outspoken and danced to the beat of her own drums. During her last days here on earth, she continued to cook for friends. Her mother took excellent care of her, they spoke daily and would go shopping together. Her daughter relocated to assist in the care of her mother.

On the peaceful evening of February 1, 2020, God called his daughter Marsha Ann Towns (Sparks) home to rest. Her life's journey was full and joyous. Marsha Ann was well known and mostly loved for her down to earthiness. There will be no more suffering, no more pain, and no more tears. She fought a good fight.

Preceding her in death were Harry Turner (Father), Viola and Henry Towns (Maternal Grandparents), Allen and Mamie Buster (Fraternal Grandparents), Bama and Joe Hunter (Maternal Great Grandparents) and Gid and Daisy Marks (Fraternal Great Grandparents).

Marsha Ann leaves cherished memories to her daughter April Wallace-Gibbs, and her deceased son (1968). Unconditional loving bond to her mother Evata Towns (Johnson); devoted bothers: Ralph (Shelley) Towns of Pelham, Alabama, and Robert Earl (Ida) Hunter of Birmingham, Alabama; Three Granddaughters: Whityne' Fort and Bathsheba Wallace, both of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Naomi Wallace of Athens, Alabama; Great-Grandson: Zachary "Zach" Miller of Birmingham, Alabama; two aunts: Ethel Lee (Towns) Calloway and Argie Mae (Towns) Smith, both of Birmingham, Alabama; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; four faithful, longtime friends: Mary Stevenson and John Shepard, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Gloria (Chris) Stone and Everett Dukes, both of Birmingham, Alabama, and a host of friends.

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February 7, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.
4904 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222

Funeral Service
February 8, 2020

11:00 AM
Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church
2581 Wenonah Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35211

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