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          Mrs. Marian Regina McCollough Lindsay, daughter of the late James Robert McCollough and Bertie McLean McCollough, was born September 23, 1939, in Gaston County, North Carolina.  She departed this life on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.

          Marian joined Mt. Zion A.M.E Zion Church in Gastonia, North Carolina at an early age and remained a faithful, active, and dedicated servant of God.  She served her church as a Deaconess, Preacher Steward, Class Leader, Stewardess, Sunday School Teacher, and Mother of the Church.

          Marian attended and graduated as the Valedictorian of the “Class of 1957” from Reid High School in Belmont, North Carolina.  She was the top African American student in Gaston County Schools in 1957.  She attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She was an outstanding employee of Belk Stores and retired as a teller from Branch Banking and Trust.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Earl Lindsay; daughter, Andrea Michelle Lindsay; sisters, Laura McCollough Nowell, Mildred McCollough Mims, and Thelma McCollough Watts.

          Marian leaves to cherish fond memories her son, Jeffery Earl Lindsay and fiancé, Kathy Waller Gastonia, NC; brother-in-law, Clarence Gordon, Gastonia NC; three grandsons, Jeffery Alexander Lindsay of Gastonia NC, Perry Lee Crawford of the home and Christopher James Lindsay Gastonia NC; nephews, Robert McCollough, Mallory Watts (Denise), Michael Watts (Carmina Quintanilla), and Eric Gordon; great niece, Mireyah Watts; great nephews, Montias Watts, Vydal Watts, Maderius Watts, Mitchell Watts and Harrison Watts; great-great nephew, Kai Gilmore.
NeeNaw as she was called, also leaves many memories with her “special children” Kemaurye McLean of Durham, NC, Keshon McLean of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Larry Armstrong  of, Gastonia NC, and Khrishard Walker, Gastonia, NC; special cousins/sisters, Annie Bell Gardin, Vivian McLean Taylor, Marie McLean Gill, Joyce McLean Wilson, Doris McLean Holland, Brenda McLean, Patricia McLean Sims; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Arrangement

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church
310 Ratchford Farm Road
Gastonia, North Carolina  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 2:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to funeral.
(1:00 until 2:00 p.m.)

Church Cemetery

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  • Friday, April 06, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Monday, April 09, 2018
    My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God be with you.
    ~ Brenda S. friday   Gastonia, NC
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with. God's word the bible provides us with comfort and hope in times such as these. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. I know she is part of a strong special family
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. I know she is part of a strong beautiful family and will be missed.
    ~ Debbie Lewis   North Chesterfield, VT