Barbara Theus Marcoux, 58, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Pursuing her passion and calling to be a teacher she graduated from Tift Women’s College in 1983 with her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Starting her first year as a teacher for the 1983/84 school year as a third-grade elementary school educator in Hilliard, Florida. She knew that first year that it was never a job for her, but something she truly aspired and was blessed to do in her passion for working with children. In 1987 she returned to her home state of Georgia where she would teach first grade in the Lamar County Schools for the 1987/88 school year. She then moved to teach in the Griffin-Spalding School System to teach at Ann Street elementary, for three years. It was during this time in the Griffin-Spalding County Schools that she would enroll at Georgia State University to obtain her master’s degree in early childhood education. After Anne Street she transferred to Jackson Road Elementary where she would complete her studies at Georgia State with her master’s degree and applied her skills, gifts, and abilities to so many young children that benefit from her as an educator. She was blessed to experience on several occasions where she taught and nurtured the children of children she had previously educated. She would happily remain at Jackson Road until her retirement in 2021.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Marcoux who lovingly cared for her during her final year with us, and her two sons, Thomas Melvin and John Melvin of Augusta, Georgia. In addition, her son - Zachary Marcoux of Atlanta, daughter - Cassandra and her husband Benjamin Vaughan of Griffin, son - Malachi Marcoux of Douglasville, son – Patrick Marcoux of Atlanta and MacKenzie Marcoux of High Falls, Georgia. As well as eleven grandchildren who were all adored and loved by her and them for her for which they affectionately called her BeBe or in some cases “My BeBe”. It was later in life - becoming a grandmother, that she held so dear. They are grandsons Rhiley Perry Marcoux, Nolan James Marcoux, Nathanael Cole Marcoux, Gannon Xavier Vaughan, and Harrison James Marcoux granddaughters Ella Grace Marcoux, Aura Mary Marcoux, Fallyn Piper Vaughan, Daisy Elaine Marcoux, Melina Rose Marcoux and Fiona Ann Marcoux. Her brother John Michael Theus of Butler, brother, Steven Allen and his wife Samantha Theus of Saint Simons Island Georgia. Sister in-law Mary and Michael Jackson of Ann Arbor Michigan, brother in-law Matthew and Kimberly Marcoux of Goodrich Michigan. Brother in-law Christopher Marcoux, sister in-law Monica and David Gregory and sister in-law Heidi and Eric Daly all from Grand Rapids Michigan. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Jean Theus and father, John William Theus of Reynolds Georgia.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 28 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A service will follow the Sunday visitation in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.
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