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Marvareen Porter Fulcher

Marvareen Porter Fulcher entered peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, morning, Jan. 8, 2019, at the age of 86 years.

She was born in Gilliam, W.Va., and grew up in a coal mining town where her father was a tippel manager. She graduated from Northfork High School with the class of 1949, and Smithdeal-Massey Business College in Richmond, Va. in 1950.

She met and married her husband of 68 years in 1950. She worked faithfully by his side for those years in ministry for the Lord’s kingdom. As a ministry team, they traveled extensively in Southwest Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, conducting tent revivals throughout the 1950’s. Many lives were touched and changed through her singing and music and her husband’s ministry. They pastored several churches in West Virginia and Virginia before building Christian Fellowship Tabernacle in 1962 in Christiansburg, where they have pastored until the present. She traveled worldwide in ministry, with her favorite destination being annual trips to Israel for many years as a tour host.

She has touched many, many lives around the globe as a friend and counselor to those in any walk of life. Her generous and giving heart has blessed many. Her life of service laid countless treasures in heaven where she now rejoices with those gone before.

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21.

She is survived by her beloved husband, the Rev. Earnest C. Fulcher; one son, Dr. E.C. Fulcher Jr. of Abingdon, Md.; one daughter, Marva Rebekah Coffey and husband, the Rev. Barry Coffey of Riner, Va., and a sister, Lois (Susie) King of Chesterfield, Va. She is also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Anna Maria Fulcher, Deborah Sinsky (Robert), Lydia Dominguez (Jose), Andrew Coffey (Rebekah), Peter Coffey (Rachel), Stephen Coffey (Sarah) and Lukas Coffey. She has been blessed with 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She will also be greatly missed by the church family which she dearly loved at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Ruby (Combs) Porter; sister, Pauline Fortner; brother, Sonny Porter, and beloved granddaughter, Jessica (Fulcher) Harris.

Special thanks to caregivers who loved her and made her final days on earth ones of comfort and caring, Jean Wright, Kimberly Weeks, Judy Meyer and Chrystal Akers, and also to Intrepid Home Health.

Visitation is Friday, Jan. 11, 5:30-8 p.m., at Horne Funeral Home. A Graduation Celebration (at her request) is Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m., at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle, with the Rev. Barry Coffey officiating. Interment follows in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg, Va. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hornefuneralservice.com.

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