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Posted: August 14, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Mr. Brandon Darnell Marks

Mr. Brandon Darnell Marks was born on Friday, January 13, 1984, to the late Mr. Willie Oscar and Mrs. Antoinette Ross Marks in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brandon attended Dekalb County Public Schools and graduated from Southwest Dekalb High School on May 24, 2003. After high school, Brandon joined the United States Marines and received an Honorable Discharge January 25, 2007. He was employed at Caldwell Insulation and was a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #48.

Brandon joined James Paschal Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Rev. W.G. Tigner, where he sung in the church male chorus. Brandon was a member of the Masonic Organization Sons of Solomon #150.

Brandon made his transition on Friday, August 1, 2014, about 5:38 a.m., as he was on his way to work. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Willie Oscar Marks, grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Homer (Willie Maude) Marks and Mr. & Mrs. James (Aggie Rene) Dearro.

He leaves to mourn his passing; mother, Mrs. Antoinette R. Marks, son, Juwel Oscar Marks, brothers, Mr. D’Anthony Quentin West and Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Jerome (Carolyn) Marks, sisters, Mr. & Mrs. Danny (Brenda) Henderson and Mr. & Mrs. Melvin (Jacqueline) Thomas, aunts and uncles, Mr. Homer Marks, Jr., Ms. Charlie Mae Dowdell, Ms. Thelma Banks, Mr. & Mrs. Lucious (Nell) Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. George (Lois) Marks, Ms. Shirley Marks, Mr. & Mrs. Larry (Angela) Marks, Ms. Patricia Marks, Mr. & Mrs. Charles (Francie) Nolley, Ms. Olivia Hardeman and Mr. & Mrs. Willie (Marie) Height and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at James Paschal Baptist Church, noon, 651 Highway 142, Covington, GA 30016. Internment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington. Sons of Soloman #150 and nephews served as pallbearers. Daughters of Destiny #199 and nieces served as flower ladies.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair, perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say, perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so very much.

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