Marilyn (Merkel) Schou, 84, passed away peacefully on April 8. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.\n\nMarilyn was born in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of Edwin and Josephine (Davis) Merkel.\n\nShe devoted her life to the church, her family, and her friends. Marilyn was a devout Christian, serving the church in many capacities over her lifetime including roles with Sunday School, Missions, Session, and Deacons, and considered herself a prayer warrior. She found great love and purpose in two churches over her lifetime -- the First Presbyterian Church of Babylon, NY and Spriggs Road Presbyterian Church in Manassas, VA. \n\nMarilyn was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Laurence E. Schou, in 2006. She is survived by her son Jeff (Wendy) and daughter Susan. Marilyn is also survived by her much loved grandchildren Joe, Julie, Jessie, and Christine and her cherished sister Lois and sister-in-law Laurel.\n\nDue to current world events, no service is scheduled at this time. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the American Cancer Society.