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Katerina Luisa "Katie" Marks
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Katerina Luisa “Katie” Marks, age 31, of Decatur, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was born in Carrollton, Georgia, on September 15, 1985, the daughter of Jerry Marks and Raquel Avalos. Katie was a persevering and determined young lady. She was also very intelligent--achieving a B.A. in Visual Arts and Art History from Emory University. Katie was also trained and certified in Graphic Design and as an English as a Second Language Instructor. Katie was a leader and a volunteer with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. She was passionate about many things, some of which are: art, painting, sketching, and travelling— especially to Chile’; animals—especially cats; and poetry. She maintained a poetry blog also: Katie loved spending time with her family and friends. She truly loved her niece and nephews.
Katie is survived by her mother: Raquel Avalos of Decatur; father and step-mother: Jerry and Amparo Marks of Douglasville; sister and brother-in-law: Carin Marie (Josh) Weaver of Maysville, Georgia; brother: Matthew Evan Marks of Decatur; grandmother: Nena Avalos; niece and nephews: Olivia Morgan Weaver, Elijah Cole Weaver, and Aidan Scott Weaver; aunts and uncles: Tommy Marks, Barbara Marckham, Carolyn Day, and Tia Rosana, Tia Margarita, Tia Alicia, Tia Gladys, Tia Jasmine, and Tia Beatriz.
The family will receive friends at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 07, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 P.M.
Katie’s funeral service will be Friday, September 8, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. from Lithia Springs Church of Christ with Minister Larry Acuff officiating.
Katie will be placed in-state at the church at 2:00 P.M.
In accordance with Katie’s wishes, her body will be cremated following the funeral service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made online: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association at or by mail to: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
PO Box 105, Glenolden, PA 19036 or by phone: 1-800-606-2682 x105.
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Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville has charge of arrangements. 770-489-2818

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel

7034 West Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

Placed in State




2:00 PM
Lithia Springs Church of Christ

7223 S. Sweetwater Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122





3:00 PM
Lithia Springs Church of Christ

7223 S. Sweetwater Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

Memorial Contribution

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

PO Box 105
Glenolden, PA 19036

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