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Official Obituary of

Marc A Jenkins

April 10, 1969 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Marc Jenkins Obituary

Marc Aaron Jenkins was born on April 10, 1969 Cleveland, Ohio, to the proud parents of James and Lucille Jenkins. He was the only son of four siblings.

Marc was not unfamiliar with the will to fight. His journey began at birth with health challenges which included experiencing three major surgeries by the age of four. He was the first recipient of the Hirschsprung Disease reconstructive surgery, which is the process of aligning the intestinal tract. His surgery was the first of its kind and is used in medical books today. Marc's fight was so significant that he was used as a poster child for the Red Cross. A picture of him and his mother was used in advertisements throughout the city of Cleveland as a testament to how the giving of blood does save lives.

Marc acknowledged Christ and was baptized at an early age by the late Pastor A.E. Campbell, Jr. at Temple Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH. His relationship with the Lord grew into his adulthood and he never lost sight of the love of God. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1987. He attended Cuyahoga Community College where he achieved a certification in Exercise Physiology.

Marc's adventurous spirit bloomed early. As an adolescent, he played for the Mike St. Clair Allstars Football team (also known as the George Monroe Allstars). He also played football in high school. As a player, Marc's passion for the sport led him to a journey in coaching young men in the community. He coached alongside his childhood friend, Michael Monroe who ran the organization. Together they led multiple teams to several Division Championships. He mentored the young men he coached and stood in the gap as a father figure to many of them who moved on to become very affluent college athletes and professional young men.

He loved writing music. Coming from a family of singers, He was a part of the singing gospel group Power who later changed to The Rude Boys. He left the group to enlist in the United States Marines Corp. His dedication and bravery were exemplified during his 3 years of service, with recognitions and honors such as receiving the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a Former Infantry at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. His tour of duties included deployment to Okinawa Japan and the Philippines. Marc's unwavering loyalty and sense of duty left a lasting impression on his fellow Marines who will forever consider him a brother.

Following his honorable discharge, Marc brought his commitment to excellence back to his love for writing music. He returned to collaborating with the Rude Boys as their Manager and later co-writing projects with his childhood friend and brother, Joe Little "Fella". His song writings were used by many artists such as Keith Sweat, Joe Little, and Gerald Levert to name a few. Marc had a keen since of good raw talent. He was instrumental in the forming of the singing group Drama. This was a three-girl singing group that included his baby sister, Malinda Jenkins-Williams. He was the pathway for the ladies signing a production deal with Gerald Levert. In 2019, he and his brother, Fella formed the recording label Brother2Brother International. The label was instrumental in the music industry and community outreach. They also signed multiple artists.

In 2005, he became part of the Department of the Treasury as a Congressional Taxpayer Advocate Manager. He was known for being a motivator. He believed in always looking for the best in others. He was a very patient man and always had a willingness to lend a helping hand. Whether it was fixing a car, offering sage advice, or simply being a shoulder to lean on, Marc was always there for his loved ones.

On, November 25, 2023, Marc married Deb Jenkins who shared a love that was beyond words. Marc said on that very day, "This is the happiest I have ever felt my entire life. Today, I married the love of my life." In 2020, together they started Preventive Healthcare Direct (PhD). The company offers medical spa preventive measures for "Healthy Now Living".

Marc Aaron Jenkins passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2024, at the age of 54. Marc was a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, friend and a true embodiment of the Semper Fidelis spirit.

Marc's absence leaves a void in the hearts of his loving wife Debra; his parents: James and Lucille; three sisters: Bonita, Dr. Elaine Barclay (Kevin), and Malinda Jenkins-Williams (Ray); one bonus brother: Joe Little, III "Fella"; eight children: Marc A. Jenkins, Jr. (Rikki), Christopher Jenkins, Micaela Jenkins (Josh) Wilkes), Monteya Ford, Aleigha Jenkins (Shi Leach), Jasmine Westbrook (Kenneth), Justin Jenkins and Najla Bray; seven grandchildren: Omari, Nina, Avanna, Josh, Sanai, Levi, and Amora. He is also survived by countless extended family, friends and fellow Marines who will forever cherish his memory.

Semper Fi, Marc. You will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life service will be held April 4, 2024. A 10:00AM Wake and 10:30AM service at the Calvary Church of God in Christ, 10808 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH.

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April 4, 2024

10:00 AM
Calvary Church of God
10808 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Celebration of Life
April 4, 2024

10:30 AM
Calvary Church of God
10808 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106


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