Jimmy Otis Marbury, Jr.

Born: Mon., Apr. 28, 1941
Died: Fri., May 5, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

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BORN ON THIS EARTH APRIL 28, 1941 to the parentage of Lois Ansley & Jimmie Marbury, Sr. in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama. Jimmy accepted Christat an early age and untied with Shiloh Baptist Church. He received his education inthe Gadsden City School System, graduating from the historical Carver High School Class of 1959. Both his church home and high school were within a block of his childhood home, so there was never an excuse to be late.

United in the bonds of holy matrimony, Jimmy and Carol began a journey of marital bliss, parenting and welcoming pets-from dogs to cats and birds to hamsters. This union over came many obstacles but was deeply rooted in faith and love. Together they built a legacy thirty-five days short of being 56 years but shall be cherished forevermore.

Shortly after marriage, Jimmy left behind his family to serve his country in the United States Army. Most of his tour was completed in the country of France where he had the opportunity to explore the culture and many cities such as Roch’elle. After completing his tour, Jimmy was honorably discharged in 1962 from the army base in New York. He then reunited with his wife and first born Pamela in Chicago, Illinois.

Starting anew, Jimmy quickly began to search for employment and began working at the Chicago Transit Authority and Continental Air Transport until he was awarded the opportunity to join the Chicago Police Academy. After becoming a police officer for the Chicago Police Department, Jimmy worked tirelessly until he accomplished his goal of becoming a homicide detective. He faithfully served in his field for twenty-seven years upon retiring in 1997.

Relocating back to the South, Jimmy and Carol established Birmingham, Alabama as their new home which was only a short distance from their childhood hometown of Gadsden. Here is where Jimmy resided the rest of his days nurturing his hobbies: reading his mystery and police novels, watching his black and white cowboy movies and playing golf. Even though he had many years of work under his belt, he still felt the need to work thus displaying the strong work ethic that was instilled in most during his era. He took great pride his Security job at the Birmingham Race Track where he worked for some nineteen years until he became too ill to still work. Even then, he still tried his best to go to work.

BORN INTO ETERNITY on Friday, May  5, 2017, Jimmy danced through the heavenly gates to reunite with his parents; siblings, Dorothy Haynes, John Oliver Dukes and Bill Marbury.

CHERISHING THE LIFE LEGACY  are his devoted wife, Carol A. Marbury; daughter, Pamela D. (Geoffrey S.) Burbage, East Orange, NJ; sons, Kenneth D. Marbury, Birmingham, AL; Geoffrey S. Marbury, Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Brittany K. (Derron) Hunt, Lawrenceville, GA; two great-granddaughters, Destini B. and Aaliyah S. Hunt, both of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters, Yvonne Raines, Quitman, GA, Roni (Leroy) Turner, Gadsden, AL, Johnnie Mae (Abner) Cuff, Douglasville, GA, Riggie Lloyd, Quitman, GA, Shelia (Yousef) Hamdan, Cleveland, OH, Jennifer Crowley, Brenda (Michael) Rice, both of Gadsden, AL, Olivia (Fred) Davis, Pembroke, FL, Cornelius (Richard) Slaughter, Gadsden, AL; sisters-in-law, H. Florence Claiborne, East Orange, NJ, Barbara N. Kirkland, Ft.Worth, TX, M. Joyce Fomby, Gadsden, AL, Cheryl (Clarence) Wingo, Bessemer City, NC; brothers-in-law, Charles (Martha) Turner, Donnie (Yvonne) Turner, both of Birmingham, AL, Willie Haynes, Miami, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

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Jessie Smith
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Dear Family I am so sorry for your loss. What the Bible says " There is going to be a resurrection." Acts 24:15. The Bible calls Jehovah God "the source of life "( Psalm 36:9; Acts 17:24,25 Jesus gave his life to save us from sin and death Matthew 20:28 Romans 6:23. Jessie

Stephanie Evans
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Missing you already but I kmow you are in the hands of the Almighty.

Terrence, Kim Cook and family
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
To Aunt Carol ,Pam,Ken,Geoff and family may GOD give you peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. Terry,Kim and family.

Shawn & Danell Perkins
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
With love and deepest respect for our Uncle Jimmy. Very fond memories of a man of both courage and strength, dedicating his life to his family, friends and even strangers. Who can imagine the countless number of people that you helped and influenced positively in the life you lived... You certainly influenced us and we are forever grateful to God, to you and to Aunt Carol.

Praying for God's peace & comfort to Aunt Carol, Pam, Kenny and Geoff. Believing and trusting for His strength to be imparted to you all in this most painful time. We love you.

Sonia Jones
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Aunt Carol, Pam, Kenny, Geoffrey, Brittany and Derron. You don’t get over it, you just get through it. You don’t get by it, because you can’t get around it. It doesn’t ‘get better’; it just gets different. Everyday grief will put on a new face. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. i am treasuring every memory of Uncle Jimmy.

Sophia Davis
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by John and Sophia Davis.

Deepest sympathy from John and Sophia Davis

J Baker
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
May the true God comfort you and your family with His promise to raise the dead at John 5:28,29 and to undo all the pain and sorrow that death causes at Revelation 21:3-5

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