Marian Louise Woodfin Cress, entered this life on March 30, 1941 and was called home by her Triune God on March 31, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas "K" and Doris Woodfin, and her sister Barbara Woodfin Campbell of Australia. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Ronald Jack Cress, her sons Brian (Jun Li), Russell (Alicia), her grandchildren Hanson, Corban, Lina, Emily, and Amelia Marian. She is also survived by her siblings Tommy, Frank, Violet, Ken, Naomi, Joni. Also surviving are 27 nephews and nieces. Marian responded to the call of Jesus when she was young and faithfully served the Lord for the rest of her life. She graduated near the top of her class at Manchester High School and graduated from Richmond Professional Institute. She taught school at Meadowood Christian School and Crestwood Elementary. She also taught piano to many students in Powhatan. She was an excellent wife, mother, and grandmother, seamstress, cook, etc. The great love of her life was Christ and His church. Marian served in music ministry for over 50 years without any controversy and her commitment to glorifying God through music has forever impacted the kingdom of God for the better. She was a sinner saved by God's grace. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but to all who have loved His appearing." Visitation for COVID sensitive people will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a larger gathering from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bennett Barden Funeral Home in Powhatan, Friday April 2. A celebration of Marian's life will take place Saturday April 3 at 3 p.m. at Powhatan Christian Fellowship, 3308A Pleasants Road, Powhatan Va. 23139, with internment to follow at Powhatan Village Cemetery. The memorial service will be livestreamed on www.Youtube at Powhatan Christian. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Powhatan Christian Fellowship. Condolences can be made at bennettbardenfh.com.