Marianne Mullican (Riggs) Aitcheson, age 70, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home February 24, 2019, after a long battle with kidney disease. Marianne was born March 10, 1948 in Rockville, Maryland to Elizabeth Anne (Kohlenberg) Mullican and Milton Ray Mullican. She graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD in 1966 and graduated from Towson State University with a teaching degree. She worked faithfully for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 32 years. She married the love of her life, Larry, on June 3, 2000. She is survived by her husband Larry, children Elizabeth Bruington (Mark) and Kirk Riggs (Melissa), and grandchildren Courtney Gibson, Presley Gibson, Lawton Riggs, Aidan Burnside, Ava Bruington, Alexandra Bruington, Ryan Burnside, and William Riggs; her father Milton Ray Mullican, brothers Michael Mullican (Charlotte) and Byron Mullican (Susan), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and loving friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday March 1 at 1pm at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA 22302.
To Those Whom I Love And Those Who Love Me
Release me, let me go.
I have so Many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie your self to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess,
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
Buth now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for awhile that we must part
So bless the memories whit’in your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near,
and if you listen with your heart,
you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say, welcome home.
~Mary Alice Ramish