Marion Emerson Lovelace, age 86, of Pelham, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 3, 1933, in Danville, Va., a daughter of the late, Fletcher Emerson and Fannie Emerson Lovelace. Before her retirement, Mrs. Lovelace worked as a splicer operator at Boise-Cascade Plywood Co. and was a member of Faith Church Ministries. She is survived by her children, Barbara Webb, Carolyn Cassidy (Mickey), Peggy Smith, Tammy Collins (Mike "Stupid"), Larry Lovelace (Bobbie), and Kenneth Lovelace (Angela); 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and brother, Louis Emerson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lovelace was predeceased by her husband, James Sampson Lovelace; siblings, Edward Emerson, Giles Emerson, Stella Oakes, Elmer Emerson, Mary Emerson, and Thelma Bean. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Swicegood Funeral Home with Pastor Louis Emerson and Pastor Joshua Yeatts officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the residence. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith Church Ministries, 715 Holland Rd., Danville, Va. Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Lovelace family. Please sign the guestbook at www.swicegood-barker.com, www.facebook.com/swicegoodbarker, and www.godanriver.com.