Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo South Campus, 6901 Bell St. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Marley was born August 7, 2003, in Lubbock to Marques and Holly McElroy. She was a student in the eighth grade at Fannin Middle School.
Some of the things Marley loved included Chocolate!, “hot chips”, Taco Villa, Pizza Planet, Dad’s steaks – “He made the best!”, Mom’s Shepard’s Pie, crab legs, Def Leppard, emojis, her pets, her purple Hover Board, Snapchat with her friends, WWE, Wonder Woman, to swing, bowling, Property Brothers and Fixer Upper – she wanted to demo and rebuild, and of course, Marley deeply loved her friends, and her family.
Marley loved to make people smile and laugh. Everyday Marley made silly faces. We would ask her, “Marley, why do you make those goofy faces?” She said, “To make you smile and laugh.” We would tell her “Don’t make those faces at school; people will think you’re crazy.” Marley told us, “I don’t care. It’s just me.” When she was successful at making us laugh (as she always was), she would pull down her arm in victory and say “YES!”
Marley was brave, strong, and sassy. Marley’s favorite quote was “McElroy’s never quit!” She proved that to us since the day she was born.
Survivors include her parents, Marques and Holly McElroy, of Amarillo; a brother, Jackson McElroy, of Amarillo; grandparents, Randy and Dana McElroy, of Bay City, Texas, and Jim and Susan Taylor, of Canyon; aunt, Melinda Longoria and husband Edward; uncle, David Taylor; great-aunt, Kenda Dietrich and husband Kevin; and two cousins, Ethan and Ian Longoria.
The family suggests memorials to Amarillo Speech, Language and Auditory Services, 5501 W 9th, Amarillo, TX 79119; or AISD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf, 7200 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo, Texas 79106.