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Marricus Darell (Skeeda) Malone



Lie in State:
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation with the Family:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
1:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Service of Commital & Interment:
Following the Service on January 24, 2020
Evergreen Cemetery

Marricus was born on August 1,1980 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Gloria Ann Malone and Alonzo Baker,]r. He was the grandson of Aubrey J. Malone and Mary K. Malone and Alonzo Baker, Sr. and Ida M. Baker.

He was a fun-loving child and his grandmother remembers him as a good kid. Mary recalls "I know no kid is perfect but Marricus never did much. You never had to worry about what he was doing or where he was gonna be."

He accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Faith Chapel Original Church of God under the leadership of the late Elder Dallis Green. He attended Faith Chapel and was a faithful worker for the Lord until the Lord called his reward on January 18,2020.

He was educated in the Rutherford County School System. He was proud of his high school alma mater Riverdale High School. One of the few rivalries he and his wife had was between Riverdale and Oakland. While attending Travaris Clarke's basketball games he would often tell Monique, "Just go ahead and yell RHS one time. I know you want to."

Marricus was a hard worker and was always employed but he was blessed to have been employed by the Rutherford County Board of Education. He worked at Smyrna Middle School and loved those he worked with and the work he did. Every year his wife would have to encourage him to take some time off because he never wanted to leave things undone at the school. Everything Marricus did he did as unto the Lord.

Marricus was a family man and he loved his family. He was so proud of what he always called his "little family." You could always find him running around doing different things to make his children and wife happy. He was an amazing father and loved his children with everything that he had. He was always present for anything that they did. If the children skated, he skated, if they swam, he swam, if they played at Chuck E Cheese he played at Chuck E Cheese. He had a heart of gold, one that was unmatched. He loved his family and his family loved him right back.

Marricus was a diehard Titans fan. His last days were spent watching games, sharing memes and talking smack about how the Titans were going to the Super Bowl.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Aubrey J. Malone, Sr. and his paternal grandfather, Alonzo Baker, Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores Monique Tillage-Malone; father-in-law, Anthony W. Owens; daughters and son, Nikia (Artaveus) Freeman, Danterrion "Boogie" Begley and Annslee Grace Malone; parents, Gloria Ann Malone and Alonzo (Brittney) Baker, Jr.; mother-in-law, Andrea R Tillage-Owens' grandmothers, Mary K. Malone and Ida M. Baker; granddaughter, Ki'Nya Denise Money- RadleE sist~ LaKelsha (Marcus) Marable,, Sh''Toya Baker, Yalencia Martin, Shanice Cason, Shaketha Verge and Christian Baker; sisters-in'-law, Nikki Chesterfield and Dominique Tillage, brothers, Ondraco Marable, Deran (Laurissa) Martin, Altreyu Douglas and Dontevious Baker; brother-in-law, Deandre Tillage. Marricus was loved by all but he had a special relationship with his cousin, Marquita Malone, anytime they were together you would always hear him yell "hey sista cousin." His wife was jealous of the relationship shared with her and their cousin, Travaris Clarke. Many times they would stay on the phone talking and laughing for hours, they had a special bond. He also shared a special relationship with his mother-in- love, Kimberly Martin-Gaines. He was loved by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, his Faith. Chapel Family, his family at Smyrna Middle School, his extended family The Tillage's, Martins, Marables, Vaughters; and his many other friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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