Marianna  Frost
Dr. Marianna Frost, 80, of Athens, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Marianna was born March 9, 1939, in Franklin, Tennessee. She was a retired United Methodist minister and adjunct professor of Bible and religion at Athens State University and Calhoun College. Marianna was a master quilt-maker and professional appraiser.
Over the course of her life, she was a dairy farmer, newspaper editor, published author, gifted public speaker and lecturer, trainer for the International Space Station and one of the original Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. She earned a B.A. degree from Athens College, an M.A. degree from Scarritt College and master's and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University.
Marianna will be missed by her husband of 63 years, Ken Frost; children, Miles Frost (Susan), Ken Frost (Diane) and Eric Frost (Margaret); grandchildren, Kim Broadway (Mark), Camron Frost (Rebecca), Bess Frost-Hunter (Erik), Daniel Frost, Rachel Hicks (David), Kailey Bogaram (Shashank) and Heather Carter; great-grandchildren, Ava and Cayden Frost, Charlotte and Davis Hunter, Julian Cotner; brother, Bill Jones (Linda); and bestfriend and sister of choice for 80 years, Mary Frances Carr.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donya Frost. She will be missed by a host of extended family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marianna's name to the Birdie Thornton Center, Athens.
Published on June 21, 2019

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