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Ronald L. Marshall

April 30, 1933 March 26, 2016
Ronald L. Marshall
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Obituary for Ronald L. Marshall

Honoring the Life & Legacy 
of My Beloved Brother 
 
RONALD L. MARSHALL  
 
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
 
 
The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
6361 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19151
Viewing:  10:00 a.m. - Requiem Mass  11:00 a.m. 
 
Interment -  Ivy Hill Cemetery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIFE STORY
 
THE OBITUARY
Ronald L. Marshall was born on April 30, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to Lemuel Marshall and Carrie Coleman Marshall.  He made his heavenly transition on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at home surrounded by family following a brief illness.
Ronnie, as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools and graduated from Central High School in 1951.  Upon his high school graduation Ronnie enlisted in the United States Army where he served from 1953 to 1956. During his service stint with the Army he served in Korea during the Korean War. 
When Ronnie returned to The States, he was employed briefly by the United States Postal Service.  In 1957 he was employed by the Social Security Administration where he served with distinction as a GS13 until his retirement in 1965.
Ronnie was a compassionate animal advocate as indicated by his love of cats and his membership at the Philadelphia Zoo.  He was a loyal and faithful member of The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas for over 50+ years where he served on The Men’s Fellowship Ministry, the Ushers Ministry and a volunteer in the Thrift Shop. 
Ronnie was preceded in death by both parents.  He leaves to cherish his memories, sister, Barbara E. Wright; Nieces Marlene Owens and Carolyn Brown; nephew Malachi Scott Wright, Jr. (all of Philadelphia) and a host of grand-nieces and nephews; great-grand nieces and nephews and many devoted friends and colleagues.
LETTING GO
You're still here in my heart and mind,
still making me laugh cause your stories live on.
I hold you in a thought and I can feel you.
I feel you and this gives me strength and courage.
The tears I have cried for you could flood the earth
and I know you have wiped each one away.
For you Brother, I promise you this,
I will go on with my life and make you proud. I will always hold you in my heart.
I promise you I will be missing you every day till the end of time,
but this is not my end and I can't hold my head underwater....I need to breathe.
I need to love and miss you, but I also need to live because through me you will live,
you will still laugh and love,
you will still sing and dance,
you will still hug and kiss.
You will forever be in our lives,
you will forever be a brother,
a son,
an uncle
and friend.
I am going to miss your shining face
I think of you and wonder why?
I might cry or smile,
but at the end of the day I am one day closer to you....
Sorrowfully submitted,
The Family

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