Marvin Tyrome “Mookie” Stewart, Jr., age 31, of Columbus, Ohio, was born on April 1, 1989, and departed this life peacefully on January 24, 2021. He was educated in the Columbus City school system and was a 2008 graduate of Beechcroft High School. He was the school’s star quarterback. Marvin loved football and played for multiple little league teams; he perfected his craft and was known as one of the best high school quarterbacks. Marvin played in the All-City League North Division, along with his cousin, Rodney B. “Speedy” Stewart, Jr. He played semi-pro football for the Columbus Stallions. The Indianapolis Colts were his favorite NFL team. He attended the Ohio Dominican University.
Marvin was an exceptional son and a devoted father to his four children; he loved spending time with his family. Marvin had such a loving personality. He was strong, resilient, kind, and dependable. Marvin was often sought after to provide advice for any life situation; he was a great friend to many.
One thing that can not go unnoticed is that Marvin was truly a selfless person; he had a heart of gold. He truly was a gentle giant. Marvin will be missed by those who had the privilege to love and know him.
Marvin recently dedicated his life over to the Lord with high hopes of making himself a better man, father, and son. He was on his way to becoming an instrument for his Lord and Savior, which was letting his light shine even brighter.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Earl Patterson; great-grandparents, Bailous and Katie Stewart; grandfather, Phillip H. Lacey; uncle, Victor Bridges; and godbrother, William Byrdsong.
Marvin leaves to cherish: his children, Jamari, Jamirah, Jamir Stewart, and Jaidyn McCoy; mother, Felicia Lacey-Ward (Leon); father, Marvin (Jackie) Stewart, Sr.; sisters, Kabria Bridges, DaBree Anderson, Kiarra Lee, Ebony Russell, Keonna Lee, Shaquayla Caldwell, and Jayla Weston; brothers, William Anderson, Jr., Patrick Woods, Diante Ward, Valquez Russell, Tony Weston, Marcellus Weston, Phillip Stewart, and Jhi’rue Stewart; grandmothers, Betty Lacey and Lonnie Featherstone; godparents, Elder (Darrell) Charlene Osborne, William Roberts, and Teresa (Glenn) Caldwell; fiancee, Jennifer Phomphengchane; and a host of other relatives and many friends.
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