Detroit Lions Honor Death of Marvin Jones' 6-Month-Old Son Before Game
NFL Player, Marvin Jones, his wife Jazmyn Jones, and their children stand together during a game for the Detroit Lions during an emotional tribute for the passing of their infant son.
Only a day after Marvin Jones revealed the shocking news of the death of his six-month-old son Marlo Jones, the family gathered together at a game for the Detroit Lions in his honor.
Before the game, the team paid special tribute to the infant son of their team member and displayed his image and several pictures in a photo montage before a moment of silence.
Before today's game, we honored Marvin and Jazmyn Jones' late son, Marlo, who passed away earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/t6yTommmpu— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 30, 2019
In the images of the family together show them on the field wearing custom made Jersey's with Marvin number 11 on it, and Marlo's name at the top.
Marvin and Jazmyn held hands surrounded by their children as they shed tears while watching the photos on the screen and stood together for a moment of silence.
"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."
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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 👼🏽👼🏽
The devastating news comes only days after the couple shared several pictures and videos enjoying the festive season with their family, Marlo included.
On Christmas day, Marvin shared a video of his family giving his fans well wishes and wearing matching plaid pajamas that read "Merry Christmas" on the front.
His fans are not the only people to have reached out to him during this difficult time, his fellow team member and coach Matt Patricia said:
"He and Jazymn are great people, and my heart is just so saddened for them and with them right now. I was very happy to see him today."