It’s with a heavy heart that I report Marvin Jones Jr., veteran wide receiver for the Detroit Lions is mourning the passing of his 6-month-old son, Marlo.
Marvin shared the heartbreaking news via social media on Saturday evening, just days after the beautiful family celebrated Christmas together.
In his post, Marvin Jones Jr. didn’t go into detail on how his son passed, but he wrote, “We know that everything that We do from here on out will be with you. Every step we take, you will be with us. Whenever we have a bad day, We will think of your smile.”
Read his full post below.
Yesterday the Lord called home a piece of my family’s heart, Marlo. It is hard to believe that our little angel, our fighter from day one, our son “Marlito” has unfortunately passed away and is no longer here with us. Marlo, the joy that you brought to us everyday, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on earth. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you. We did not get the chance to hear your first words (It would’ve been in Spanish too) ☺️.
We didn’t get to see you run with your brothers and sister, you ran with them with your eyes everyday. We know that everything that We do from here on out will be with you. Every step we take, you will be with us. Whenever we have a bad day, We will think of your smile. We miss you already buddy and will forever love you. Rest peacefully our sweet baby boy. You have gained your wings ????
See Marvin’s original post:
The Detroit Lions released this official statement:
Please join me in uplifting this sweet family in prayer during their time of grief and loss.