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'Rest peacefully, our sweet baby boy’ -- Marvin Jones youngest son dies

Marlo Jones was 6-months-old

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones #11 warms up prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones #11 warms up prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ((Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images))


DETROIT – Marvin Jones announced Saturday on social media his youngest son had passed away Friday.

Jones shared the devastating news in a heartfelt post on the wide receiver’s Instagram.

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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 👼🏽👼🏽

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A statement from the Detroit Lions was released Saturday afternoon. You can read the full statement below:

“Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo. The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time.

Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support.

On behalf of the Jones family, we ask that everyone respect the privacy of the matter at this time.”


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