Marie Lynn Post, age 49, of Troy, Alabama, passed away following an extended fight against COVID-19. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Christopher Hale officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.
Marie was vibrant, adventurous, compassionate, and devoted. She was called to serve, taking a position right out of high school as a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Crenshaw County. After 15 years, she was led to pursue a career in nursing, went back to school, and achieved her LPN designation. She then dedicated another 15 years to her nursing career with Troy Health and Rehabilitation and made the ultimate sacrifice as a caregiver on the frontlines of the pandemic. Her loyalty for quality care and her gentle heart were unwavering. Marie was a wonderful wife and devoted mother and Grandree. She gave of herself and her time willingly and helped to raise her stepchildren and grandchildren just as her own. Marie had an affection for animals, especially dogs and horses, and a gift to connect to the most untamable spirits. She appreciated the labored fruits of a well-tended garden and looked forward each year to a summer vegetable crop, the rich, purple blooms of her Mexican Heather plants, and fresh cuttings of yellow roses. She was handy in the kitchen too, best known for her traditional lasagna-for-Thanksgiving dinners and her made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits. Marie indulged in fashion and the latest style trends, and always enjoyed a new make-up tutorial or an opportunity to dress up. Her spirit radiated all around and penetrated the hearts and lives of countless people. Marie will be remembered ─ in the rays of sunshine peeking over a Cherokee Mountain line or in the rippled waves washing along the Emerald coastline ─ she will be remembered, always and beautifully.
Mrs. Post is survived by her husband, David Post; daughters, Madyson Dickey and Sydni Dickey; mother, Margaret Abercrombie; grandson, Liam Perrigin; sister, Shannon Medina (Rafael); brothers, Roger Abercrombie and Richard Adams (Jackie); and mother-in-law, Martha Post. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Abercrombie; brother, Robert Abercrombie; sister, Minnie Abercrombie; and father-in-law, Grady Post.
The family wishes to extend many thanks for the outpouring of love and sympathy from her colleagues at Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center, and to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the UAB CPCC Unit for their continuous care. Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Post family.