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Marlon J. Martin

September 3, 1978 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 43)

Obituary

SUNRISE (A TIME TO BE BORN)

Marlon Jermale Martin was born to Evelyn and Jerry Martin, Jr., on September 3, 1978, at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Marlon was the only child between this union. He has two sisters, Kimberly A. (Mosely) and Ramona R. (Martin), of which Marlon was the youngest. He was called to eternal rest on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Marlon attended Corpus Christi Catholic School from the first to the eighth grade. He received training from the Northeast Career Center in communication electronics and was a 1996 graduate of Independence High School. He was a car stereo enthusiast, assisting his friends with setup, audio quality, and sound for their automobiles. Marlon was employed at the McLane Trucking Company in Lockborne, Ohio. Here, he travelled to various states transporting and delivering goods. Additionally, Marlon was a true entrepreneur, working as an independent agent with United Wealth Education and United Credit Education Services.

Marlon, known as “BigMar” by his friends, resided in Columbus, Ohio, his entire life. He lived at home with his mother and father who he had a close relationship with. He loved his parents deeply, and they were his most prized possessions. Marlon always went out of his way to make sure they knew how much they were appreciated. Jerry, Evelyn, and Marlon had a great sense of humor, and neither of them got in each other’s way. (Jerry would often tease Evelyn by telling her that when she had Marlon, she always thought she had a big piece of gold!) Upon Jerry’s passing, Marlon remained at home with his mother until his eternal departure. Evelyn often joked with Marlon by telling him, “You better not leave me,” and he would reply, “Mom, I will never leave you.” Even though she enjoyed the benefits of his love in their shared household, she wasn’t naïve enough to realize that he was voicing this for her own comfort level, and that one day a different path may be carved out for him. But for now, she enjoyed his companionship, the breakfasts and meals he prepared, being served breakfast in bed, receiving auto care, transportation, and taking care of needed chores around the house!

Marlon believed in the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He was called a gentle teddy bear or the “Gentle Giant.” Marlon was an excellent bowler and won many championships. Additionally, like his father, he was an excellent cook, specializing in outdoor grilling. Marlon had a passion for food and cooked meals, not only for himself and his parents, but often shared his cuisines with his family and friends. He loved spicy foods and would recommend restaurants, grocery stores, and stores he believed had good deals to his friends.

Marlon was sociable, had a big contagious smile, and was always fun to be around. His personality was beyond compare, and he never met a stranger. He was drawn to people from ALL walks of life. Upon the shocking news of his sudden passing, many who knew him voiced anguish at his loss and high respect for his positivity and incredibly big heart. Marlon was a gentleman. He was known to be courteous, polite, respectful, loyal, and supportive to those he encountered, no matter their age. 

It has been said that there are some people we meet and soon forget, and others we feel privileged that our paths crossed. Marlon is one of those individuals. For generations to come, he made a mark by being true to himself. He leaves a legacy of love, selflessness, and the practice of honoring his parents. Marlon will forever remain in the hearts, souls, and memories of the many lives he touched throughout his short lifespan.

SUNSET (CALL TO HEAVENLY HOME)

At the age of 43, while at home, Marlon unexpectedly received God’s final call on Monday, May 2, 2022, 6:30 AM, on Devonhurst Drive in Columbus, Ohio. Marlon has joined eternal rest with his father, Jerry Martin, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Reverend James O. and Sylvania Milner; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin, Sr.; aunt, Annette Miller; uncle, Sammy Martin; and cousin, Arlillie Shepherd. Marlon’s memories will forever be cherished by: his loving and devoted mother, Evelyn Martin; aunt, Martha Shepherd; sisters, Kimberly A. Mosley and Ramona R. Martin; niece, Kristain J. England; special cousins, Arlando Shepherd, John Greenway, Jr., Eric Syfax, Jenny Gary, Rhonda Loving, Deidra Avery, and Kenny Brittman; and a host of relatives and special friends.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 12, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Temple of Faith Church of God In Christ
1441 Brentnell Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219

Funeral Service
Thursday
May 12, 2022

12:00 PM
Temple of Faith Church of God In Christ
1441 Brentnell Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
May 12, 2022

Glen Rest Memorial Estate
8029 East Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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