Marlyn Manlangit Banzon



Sumter, SC …… Marlyn Manlangit Banzon, age 44, wife of Col. Roy Dominguez Banzon, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Mrs. Banzon was the daughter of Sotaro Manlangit Sr. and Ladevina Abenido Manlangit. Marlyn was born 17 March 1974 in Tambo, Philippines. After graduating from Tambo National High School, she worked abroad in South Korea where she met her husband, Roy Banzon, who is currently in the United States Army. They married in 1998 and were stationed overseas in South Korea, Japan, and Qatar. Their stateside duty stations included Fort Lee, Virginia and Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Marlyn worked as a cosmetologist in Japan and a Zumba instructor in South Korea. She was a dedicated mother to her seven children and a supportive wife to her husband in the US Army. She enjoyed running 5Ks, Crossfit, swimming, and traveling. Marlyn completed a sprint Iron Man event and a full marathon in Doha, Qatar. She loved cooking and growing her own fresh fruits and vegetables. She was very involved in volunteering in support of church activities which included soup kitchens and orphanages. Marlyn loved planning and executing huge family reunions and events. Even though she was diagnosed with cancer early this year, she went waterfall jumping, swam with whale sharks, and also went scuba diving for the first time. Marlyn was a loving wife, an amazing mother, a supportive sister, an honorable daughter, and a loyal friend.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are; four sons, Michael Banzon and his wife Frechiel of the Phillipines, Ryan Banzon of Las Vegas, NV, Romar Banzon of Charleston, SC, and Nicasio Banzon of Sumter; three daughters, Mandy Menzimer and her husband Lee of Korea, Michelle Banzon of Charleston, SC and Nicole Banzon of the Phillipines; four brothers, Max Manlangit and his wife Keli of Houston, TX, Sotaro Manlangit Jr. and his wife Lilim of the Phillipines, Gohnjose Manlangit and his wife Enel of the Phillipines and Peter Manlangit of the Phillipines; four sisters, Marley Busgano and her husband Venerando, Margie Dimson and her husband Dioscoro, Merci Manlangit and Buen Moraga and her husband Renaldo, all of the Phillipines and one grandson, Michael Banzon Jr.
Mrs. Banzon was preceeded in death by one brother, Marlon Manlangit.
A funeral mass will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Church, Shaw AFB with Msgr. Mark Rowan officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Bullock Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Church.