Mother Ezella M. Marable was called to eternal rest on Thursday September 16th, 2021 at Ten Broeck Commons in Lake Katrine, NY. She was born August 27th, 1936 one of three children born to the late Elder Labor Johnson and Clara Johnson in Albany, NY.
She met and had a courtship with Charles Ray Marable whom she married and were in union until his passing in 1981. They were together for 25 years. They had one child, Kirk Douglas Marable.
She grew up in Guilderland, NY, completed high school with honors and attended Plattsburgh State College where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. From there she took on a position at J.F.K Elementary School in Kingston. She taught special education. She worked in four other elementary schools in the Kingston area before she landed a position at George Washington School. There she would teach for twenty-six years.
Throughout her years of teaching, she was extremely active in her community as a member of "The League of Women's Voters". She served as a Secretary for the Democratic Committee as well as local government. One other thing, she received her Masters of Education from S.U.N.Y New Paltz in 1978. She was always active in her church.
Her first love after her family was children, especially those with special needs. She worked with the Special Olympics as a coach and board member. She was also on the Board of Directors of the YWCA where she headed up a teen pregnancy program to help young mothers.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Ray Marable. Her brother John E. Johnson. Her father Elder Labor Johnson and mother Clara Johnson. She leaves to carry her family heritage to her son Kirk Marable, brother Elder L.C Johnson, daughter in law Margarite Johnsons, granddaughter Monet, 3 great grandchildren Amaiyah, Xavier and Legend, 6 nieces and nephews and many personal and professional friends.
At the family's request, masks must be worn by all attendees.
The Going Home Service will be at the Riverview Missionary Baptist Church, 240 Catherine Street, Kingston on Friday at 11:00 am. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Ezella M. Marable Scholarship Fund
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY12401. A tribute for Ezella may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
Kingston, New York 12401
Kingston, New York 12401
Dear Kirk and Family,
Our condolences to you and the family. I am sad to hear of her passing. We would always laugh and talk about what a good time we had when she would come to Kansas City, Mo. Peace be with you... we love you
We are so sorry to hear of your incredible loss. Your Mom was a neighbor and friend to our family for many, many years. Her goodness and kindness will remain with us as she assumes her rightful place in heaven.
May she rest in peace and may God grant you solace during this difficult time.
Dolores and Barbara Hodge and Christel Martin
Dear Kirk and family,
Your mom was one of the best people I've ever known. I used to joke with her that when I grew u, I'd like to be just like her. I am just one of her many fans. She leaves a legacy of love, faith and commitment to community. I hope your memories of her wonderful life will give you some peace.
My sincere condolences to Kirk and the family during this difficult time.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Marable; she had a a lifetime commitment to others. Former Kingston resident and lifelong fan of Mrs. MarableStairway To The Heavens was purchased for the family of Ezella M. Marable by Randy Levinson & Family. A tree was also planted in memory of Ezella M. Marable
Kirk, my condolences to you and your family on your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady
Kirk and Family,
I send heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time. I pray in the days to come, that God will give you strength and grant you peace beyond understanding.