He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Old Jonesboro R.Z.U.A. Church in Blackstone, VA. He graduated from Luther H. Foster High School with the class of 1962.
He was employed at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company in Petersburg, VA and Macon, GA for thirty years. He retired on April 1, 1999.
While located in Georgia, Minister Marshall met his soul mate, Brenda A. Marshall and was joined in Holy Matrimony on April 1, 1997.
Minister Marshall was ordained under the leadership of Bishop Ernest Farrar, Sr. at Commandment Apostolic Faith Holiness Church, Blackstone, VA. Later, he was lead by the Spirit to join Pastor Gloria Wilkerson, Founder of the Tower of Deliverance Church, Highway 460, Nottoway, VA to continue his ministry in the Lord.
Minister Marshall loved and trusted his Personal Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and demonstrated his determination in his worship services and throughout the community. He remained steadfast, faithful, and never complained even in the midst of his trials and tribulations. He believed the Lord for his word and continued to stand. He loved and followed Pastor Wilkerson and was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends, or strangers.
His testimony and faith remained strong unto the end. Apostle Paul wrote in II Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
Those who knew Minister Marshall can testify to the fact that he loved to drive, and James, his brother, would never miss an opportunity to go on the highways and byways with him. His sister Claire would fuss with the two of them, trying to keep the location of where they were. Minister Marshall believed the Lord was with him and there was nothing impossible, so he never allowed his treatments or anything else to stop him from where he wanted to go. His nieces, Vanessa, Penny, Diane, Debbie and cousin Rosa can testify to trips their uncle Snooky would take them on over the years when they were growing up and the special memories they shared.
Minister Marshall was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, affectionately known as Sam; his grandsons Adrian Brown and Malik Fuller; and his father-in-law, Edward Fuller.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife, Brenda A. Marshall of Kenbridge, VA; one son, Kem (Deana) Marshall of Macon, GA; two stepchildren, Tomeka Fuller and Germaine Fuller of Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren, Alvin Brown of Petersburg, VA, Dejanee Marshall, Kim Marshall, Jr,. Leslie Marshall all of Macon, GA, Jaleceya Wright, Jameks Fuller, Quatrabious Fuller, Gaguan Fuller, and Germora Fuller all of Atlanta, GA; one great grandchildren, Adrian Brown (AJ) of Petersburg, VA; one devoted sister, Claire J. (Richard) White of Blackstone, VA; two devoted Brothers, James Marshall and Theodore Johnson, both of Blackstone, VA; mother-in-law, Earlie Fuller of Sandersville, GA; five sisters-in-law, Jacquleyn Fuller of Macon, GA, Florence (Leon) Lawrence, Barbara Fuller, Ellen Fuller and Emnaline Fuller, all of Sandersville, GA; two brothers-in-law, Edward Fuller, Jr. of Sandersville, GA and Elton Fuller of Baltimore, MD; a host of nieces, four devoted Vanessa Goode, Penny Tucker of Blackstone, VA, Diane Gilchrist of Waldorf, MD and Deborah King of Frederick, MD, nephews, cousins, one devoted Rosa Cabin of Blackstone, VA; devoted friends, Bernard Wilkerson, Jr., and Coleman Woodson, Jr., and the Tower of Deliverance Church Family.
Funeral Services Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at House of Prayer Worship Center, Blackstone with interment in the Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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