Georgia C. Marx

Published 2:49 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Georgia C. Marx, a long-time resident of Tryon, N.C., reposed Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Foothills of the Carolina Hospice House.

Born in Galveston, Texas on March 27, 1941, Georgia received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from North Texas State University in 1962. She dedicated a large part of her life to working with children who had speech impediments. She had a strong love of God and was very active in church. She had ten green thumbs and was a member of a neighborhood garden club where she won numerous blue ribbons for floral design. Needlepoint was another passion of Georgia’s, and her stich mastery was often displayed at local shops. She loved good food, socializing with friends and family, and old movies, particularly, John Wayne’s “The Quiet Man.” Equal to her love of family was her love of cats and the fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

Georgia is preceded in death by her father, George Caros, her mother, Ellen Caros Mestikas, and her stepfather, Christos Mestikas.

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She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Melvin Marx III; her daughter Diane Marx, of High Point, N.C.; her son Melvin Marx IV, his wife Kristi, and grandson Noah of Cypress, Texas; her brother Christopher Caros, and his wife Brenda of Sugar Land, Texas; and her Goddaughter Eleana Vavasour of Houston, Texas. She also leaves behind nieces, a nephew, and many cousins whom she dearly loved.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas, with the V. Rev. Joseph Huneycutt and Georgia’s son, the Rev. Melvin (Meletios) Marx, presiding. Memorial gifts in Georgia’s memory can be made to St. Joseph Orthodox Church, 10644 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043.

Submitted by Dale Drake