Obituaries » Alma Gertrude Esensee

Alma Gertrude Esensee

August 24, 1927 - July 31, 2021

Alma Gertrude Esensee, 93, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. She was the wife of the late Herman Edward Esensee.

Alma was born in Evington on August 24, 1927, a daughter of the late John Allison Mahoney and Dorothy Hall Mahoney. Alma was retired as a telephone operator with the Pacific Telephone Company.

She is survived by her children: Edwin Marlin of Dallas, TX, Linda Joanne Marlin-Smith of Sitka, AK, a step-son, Chaper Marlin of California, one sister Inez Jennings of Concord, eight grandchildren: Garry, Chris, Andrew, Latrice, Andrea, Trevor, Troy, and Cheri, and four great-grandchildren, with one being Nicole who lived with her.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Marlin, four brother Wallace, Ernest Edgar and David, and her uncle and aunt who raised her like a child, Cas & Lillie Maddox.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Madison Heights.

A Celebration of Alma’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2021, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home Madison Heights. Interment will follow at the First Baptist Church of Evington Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Madison Heights.
A Celebration of Alma’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2021, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home Madison Heights. Interment will follow at the First Baptist Church of Evington Cemetery.

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My dear sister i will miss you so much i will miss our visits and phone calls. You were beautiful inside and out always thinking of others.Now you are a angle in heaven with Jesus.I will always miss you and the bond we shared. may God bless all your loved ones with love, peace, and comfort.

Posted by Inez Jennings Sister on August 3, 2021

My beautiful grandma was my person, my rock, my hero and now my guardian angel. She gave her everything to her family. Sacrificing for all of us, she gave and worried about us right to the very end. She had a beautiful, giving heart and boy did she take a chunk of mine when she left. I find peace knowing that popa was up there to greet her along with her loved ones that preceded her in death. She will be truly missed every single day!!

Posted by Latrice on August 2, 2021

My beautiful grandma was my person, my rock, my hero and now my guardian angel. She gave her everything to her family. Sacrificing for all of us, she gave and worried about us right to the very end. She had a beautiful, giving heart and boy did she take a chunk of mine when she left. I find peace knowing that popa was up there to greet her along with her loved ones that preceded her in death. She will be truly missed every single day!!

Posted by Latrice on August 2, 2021

To the Family of Gertrude “Sisabee” who we always knew her as. She was a sweet lady always laughing. We always loved being with her. We are sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Our Deepest Sympathy. She is a Guardian Angel watching over us all. You’ll are in our thoughts and prayers Nancy Owens And Family All our love .

Posted by Cathy Maddox on August 2, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Gertrude she was a very sweet lady. I remember when I was Young we used to go fishing with her and Herman we had the best time together we always looked forward to going fishing with them. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Shelia (Owens), James Bane

Posted by Shelia (Owens ) James Bane on August 2, 2021

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