Marsha Elaine Ackerson


Marsha "Gypsy" Elaine Ackerson, age 58, of Joplin, Mo., went dancing with the angels on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.
Marsha was born January 11th, 1960 in Joplin to the late John L. and Barbara (Welch) Ackerson. She was a lifelong resident of Joplin.
She graduated from Memorial High School, and was the first female battalion commander in ROTC, which she was due to receive an award for this year. She then furthered her education to become an L.P.N., retiring due to illness.
Survived by her best friend, lifelong love and soulmate, Mark Taliaferro. Additional survivors include daughters, Stormy and Michael Bennett, Danielle Attwood and her significant other, Ryan Waggoner, Marlena and Joey Shofler; one surviving brother, Darrell Ackerson; eight grandchildren, Elijah Holloway, Isabella Hall, Kollin Holloway, Ellaryn Hall, Zoey Holloway, Chloe Faith Holloway, Ava Daggett, Mya Daggett. She also had several extended family members and many great friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday January 12th, 2019 at 10am, at Journey Church at 301 S. McKinley Ave., Joplin MO 64801.
Published on January 9, 2019
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4 posts

Jan 14, 2019
I knew Marsha's family before she was born. I watched her grow from a baby to a Mother who loved her girls dearly. She was so proud of the 3 of you and her grandchildren. I know she considered being a mother and grandmother her biggest achievement
Larry Attwood
Jan 10, 2019
Shared 30 plus years with her as her husband, So much to say but the words cant come out. Thru Good times and bad, we did what need to be done. She found her nitch in life. Jesus finally said enough is enough come on. Home. Thru all the pain and suffering she endured, she will be missed.Im know in my spirit, she made her desition and got baptised in Jesus name.. She was so annointed, The pastor Matt nicknamed her the recruiter, Shes with Jesus now, I always told her to let Jesus take the wheel. Times of Dread and time to Praise. Shes at peace now.. Danceing with Jesus. God Bless...
Debbie Wheeler
Jan 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Marsha was a great lady - will be praying for all.
Michelle vadovsky
Jan 09, 2019
She was dear to me. She used to wake up with me and my new baby..damian..take him for car rides to get him asleep..ty aunt marsha