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Marlene S. Black “Doc Black”

December 24, 1949 ~ April 17, 2022

Marlene S. Black “Doc Black”, 72, of Fort Pierce, Florida, Easter Sunday was called to be with our Lord and Saviour into Heaven on April 17, 2022.
Marlene was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on December 24, 1949. She had been a resident of South Florida for 40 years, coming from Massachusetts in 1982. She graduated from Taunton High School in 1967. She held an Associates of Religious Arts in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Religious Arts in Biblical Studies from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. She also held a Master of Religious Education and a Doctorate of Theology from Evangelical Bible College. She completed her Seminary and held an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity from Abundant Life Bible College and Theological Seminary.
Marlene taught for private schools throughout St Lucie County for the last 20 years. Her most recent school was Achievers Academy where she served as principal for the high school program. Marlene served as a professor for Redeeming Love Theology Seminary as well as a minister for the church.
She is survived by her daughters, Merry-Elizabeth & Stacey-Lyn (Deron); grandsons, Colyn and Ryan; Siblings, Nelson (Gloria), Roberta, Robin (Marie); niece, Noreen; nephew, Brian (Lisa); and numerous other family and friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, Marianno & Mary: siblings, Gilbert (Eleanor), Gordon, Evadne, Bradford; nephew, Arthur Max.
Memorial Donations in Marlene’s name may be made to Redeeming Love Theology Seminary at 2262 SE Maslan Avenue, Port St Lucie, FL 34952.


Staceylyn Brown

April 25, 2022, 7:50 pm

Celebration of Life Service will be held:

Friday, April 29,2022 @5pm

Orange Avenue Baptist Church
100 Cyclone Dr
Fort Pierce, 34945

*Covered dish reception will be held after the service for those who would like to share stories and fellowship.

David Palm

April 25, 2022, 8:04 pm

You will be missed. However God has a greater place for you now , and we can continue to grow in our faith knowing that the course you traveled has led you to the throne of God , is the same place we will for ever be as we travel the course you instilled into many lives .

William "Bill" Turner

April 25, 2022, 8:07 pm

Rest in peace my dear friend. You have fought the good fight and will now enjoy your heavenly home. Your friendship has meant much to me over the years. You were not only a friend but a faithful employee, making a definite impact on the students you taught. You will be remembered, and your legacy will not be forgotten.

Norman Cookson

April 25, 2022, 8:29 pm

What a fantastic person , humble servant of the Lord . She knew how to connect with all ages and I wish in the 11 or 12 years I knew her thru Facebook I would have took the tome to go visit her . Love you Marlene


April 25, 2022, 8:37 pm

You will be missed by so many you were a beautiful person inside and out. Your faith was one of a kind you would make sure all were prayed for and stood in that gap when some of us faith wasn’t as strong at the moment. You were a wonderful teacher to my boys you cared about them truly and deeply as you did all your students. We sure lost a gem but heaven gained a princess of god a beautiful angel. Til we meet again please continue to watch over us all and fill the gap.

Nancy Michaud

April 25, 2022, 9:08 pm

Doc Black, you will be forever missed. I never met you in person but knew you so well! My go to person, my confidant, my prayer buddy! What more could a friend be! I love you Marlene, in Jesus name. Love Nancy❤️

Brian Smith

April 25, 2022, 9:10 pm

Brian Smith
This is the worst news and so unexpected
I’d only known her for a few years but we connected with our mutual love of orchids and all flowers
She’s was a wonderful person xoxo

Nancy Michaud

April 25, 2022, 9:13 pm

My dear friend Doc Black: I never met you in person but new you so well! You were my confidant, my prayer buddy but mostly my friend! I will miss you so much! Love you my friend! In Jesus name Amen Nancy

Donna and Buck

April 26, 2022, 1:11 am

Doc, you are such a wonderful friend and person. You have been there for both of us at many different times in life. You were like a 2nd mother to us. You have helped in more ways than one. Without your prayers, we would not have made it. You played a major roll in saving my husband’s life. Threw his major addiction and health issues. Until we meet again.. RIP my friend. We love you! Gone too soon. GBNF

Teresa Hawker- Hernandez

April 26, 2022, 2:17 am

Marlene.. a beautiful caring soul, great mother, Minga, teacher and friend. I’m so glad the Lord brought you into my life! I learned so much from you and will always cherish our wonderful friendship. You got me through some incredibly difficult times, but it’s the joyous, laughter and true fun that I will cherish. I’m so glad I had the time to tell you I loved you and share with you the joy your friendship brought to me. I’m truly thankful you are reaping your heavenly rewards.. but selfishly sad for the void you have left!
Until we meet again! I love you my sweet friend.

Diane Bush

April 26, 2022, 3:28 am

So sorry to hear that you’ve gone home, Marlene, but I know that you’re in God’s arms now. From high school to the time that I used to babysit for Merry while you worked, till our finding each other again on Facebook, you have always been an inspiration to me. We prayed for so many over the years. I was proud to be one of your “prayer warriors”…I will miss our interaction, but will continue to pray for you and others. Please keep an eye on me from Heaven….we’ll meet again before too many years have passed.

Beverly Croce

April 26, 2022, 11:38 am

I am truly sorry to hear about Marlene. My late husband, Tom, and I, have known her since she was a girl. We had been friends of Gil and Eleanor since the mid 50’s. I will always treasure the memories of her through the years. Beverly Croce.


April 26, 2022, 6:19 pm

How I miss you Bud! I’ve wanted to text you every day with updates and prayer requests. You have been my teacher and mentor for over 25 years and I loved you dearly. You were always there for me with spiritual and Godly advice no matter what. I am having a hard time believing you are gone, but oh how we will rejoice when we meet again! With an aching heart,
“Bunkins” and Big Bud XOXO

Julie Wesley

April 26, 2022, 7:30 pm

Dear Marlene, I wish we could have had one more coffee date together! I will so miss your wonderful sense of humor! You were always there when good advice and prayers were needed. You’ll be greatly missed! Love, Julie Wesley

Diane Sylvia

April 27, 2022, 6:04 pm

Dear Merry,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. As people of faith, I am sure you are comforted to know she has a place with her Lord.
Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Cambra

April 27, 2022, 10:09 pm

Dear Merry,
So sorry to hear about your mom. Our condolences. Your Mom was our maid of honor at our wedding back in 1972. We will miss her so. You and your entire family are in our thought and prayers.
John & Donna Cambra

Joy Buck

April 30, 2022, 3:32 pm

To Marlene’s Family…
So sorry to find out just today. We were Cousins second I think. We went to Brookside “Academy” the little school house behind where Marlene lived. It was all grades 1-9 I’d I remember correctly. We were kinda close as kids and walked O’Conner Street many times laughing and talking as kids do. Lots of memories and she will be missed by so many!Sending love…


May 2, 2022, 4:06 pm

I was broken hearted when I learned of Marlene’s passing but God has shown me how happy she is now in heaven, which has brought me great comfort. Marlene, my dear friend, I know heaven is enjoying your fun personality and wit and I know I will see you again. You brought such love and joy to the earth and now you’re spreading it all over heaven. You go girl! I love you.

Bobby Medeiros

August 14, 2022, 3:40 pm

I knew her in highschool as Marlene. Beautiful inside and out. I will miss you dearly,
An old friend.

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