Lions’ Marvin Jones Announces Sudden Death of Infant Son

DETROIT – Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones took to Instagram on Saturday night to share the unfortunate news of the passing of his infant son, Marlo.

In the post he said, “Yesterday the Lord called home a piece of my family’s heart, Marlo.”


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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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He was 6 months old.

Jones is in his fourth season with the Lions but has not played since December 8 due to an ankle injury.

The Detroit Lions made a statement regarding the passing of Marlo.

  • “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.”

Marvin and his wife Jazmym have four other children.