Marcus Deshawn Parsons, 31, of Battle Creek went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 17, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born February 9, 1986 in Battle Creek, the son of Gregory and Cynthia (McGuire) Parsons. Marcus had attended Battle Creek Central High School. He was always working and held various jobs. Marcus was a true family man. He was a pillar of strength for his family. Marcus enjoyed listening to music and spending time with his friends. He and Marye created a beautiful life together with their 3 children. Marcus was an amazing father and partner and will truly be missed those hearts he touched.
He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Pruitt; father, Gregory (Merlene) Parsons; love of his life, Marye Broadus; children, Marcus, Jr., Marquist, and Maryeonna Parsons; and a host of cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, William Pruitt, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Jarittie (Daisy) McGuire, Jr.; and paternal grandparents, Lewis (Margaret) Parsons.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 AM at St. Mark's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. William H. Bell, Jr. officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to a scholarship fund for Marcus’ children.