Funeral services for Rev. Marshall Wayne Douglas will be held at 3:00 P. M. Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Ouachita Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Holloway and Waylon McCormick officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until service time at the church under the care and direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Marshall Wayne Douglas, age 79, of San Marcos, TX passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023. He was born on January 6, 1944 to James and Mellie Douglas in Holly Ridge, Louisiana. Having achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Army, Marshall worked bi-vocationally in journalism and music ministry until the age of 40. Feeling a strong calling from the Lord to pastor, he took a great step of faith to leave positions and a home that he loved to enroll in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He completed his Master of Divinity degree in 1987- and went on to pastor churches in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Marshall was a gifted teacher and was known by the communities that he served as a caring pastor and friend. He retired from full time ministry in 2008- but never stopped ministering, teaching and showing God’s love to others. Marshall was known for his way with words and his witty humor.
Marshall enjoyed much love in his life- but also endured deep personal loss. He wed Katherine Derrick in 1966- and lost their first child, Deborah Kay in 1968. He went on to lose his “Kathy” in a car accident in 1990. He married Teresa Ann Phelps in 1993, and lost her to chronic illness in 2011. God blessed Marshall a third time with his last marriage to Louise Phelps Saunders in 2012, and is survived by his loving wife.
Marshall is preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Earl Douglas; two sisters, Helen Landby and Elsie Justice. He is survived by his remaining brother, George Douglas (Pat); three sisters Betty Crawford (Ken), Jerry Calloway, and Donna McLaughlin. Marshall is survived by his children, Mary Katherine Long (Dyun), Patti Reed (Jason), Adrianne DeLancey (Josh), Jeffrey Saunders, and Dr. Kim Young (Bryon); thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren that he absolutely adored; and many other cherished family and friends.
To honor Marshall’s deep commitment to evangelism, the family encourages memorials to be made to the International Mission Board. Please visit www.imb.org to make a donation.
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