Calvin Roswell Marshall

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Calvin Roswell Marshall

March 30, 1953 - November 27, 2018

Calvin Roswell Marshall Mr. Calvin Roswell Marshall, the son of Bertha Marshall and Earl Carter, was born on March 30, 1953 in Valdosta, Georgia. Calvin matriculated through the public schools of Lowndes County and graduated from Lowndes High School in 1971. After graduation, he attended Valdosta Technical College (Wiregrass Technical College) and earned a degree in Drafting and Design.
Calvin was raised and nurtured in a Christian home where he was taught to love and respect others, but above all, to love the Lord. In 1965 he joined Mt. Vienna African Methodist Episcopal Church. For his more than fifty years of membership, at different intervals, he served as Class Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, and Trustee. He also assisted in remodeling the sanctuary and later drew the plans and built the Martha Daniels Fellowship Hall. Calvin lived what he was taught and believed, and this was evident by what he quietly did for the church and fellowman.
On August 9, 1975, he was joined in marriage to the former Ella Anderson and to this union two sons were born. After more than nineteen years of marriage, Ella transitioned, and he was left to raise two young children. Six years later on May 13, 2000, Calvin was united in marriage to the former Louel Thomas. God blessed Calvin with another helpmate who loved him dearly and was a blessing to him, his children and eventually grandchildren.
It was evident that Calvin was destined to be successful businessman. His experience in the workforce begin at Winn Dixie at Five Points. During his senior year in high school , he became involved in animal husbandry where he earned his first profit. He later said, "After selling my stock and earning so much money, it felt pretty good." Calvin went on to work at Owen-Illinois (Packaging Corporation of America) after graduating from Val-Tech. For more than forty-four years, he worked diligently as a Maintenance Superintendent and later Maintenance Engineer. He was also a licensed contractor who built structurally-sound homes and buildings for individuals in and around Lowndes County.
Calvin traveled extensively throughout Europe and continental United State in his work capacity. He was a well-rounded person who was engaged in all aspects of his community. He loved old Westerns and was an avid football fan and supporter of the Lowndes High Vikings. His past membership included Leadership Lowndes and the Val-Tech Board of Directors. He was a "bleacher coach" and a long -time member of Lowndes Touchdown Club.
He was a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, son and brother who loved his family and friends unconditionally. His life's journey came to an end on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta , Georgia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Willie B. Marshall and Leatha and Frank Miller.
Calvin leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Louel Marshall; three sons, Calvin Marshall, Jr. (Arkeshia), Valdosta, GA, Benjamin Marshall (Chanda) of Newan, GA and Roy D. Ridley Atlanta GA; five grandchildren, Dominique, Braylon, Landen, Zoe and Isaiah; his mother Bertha Shannon, Valdosta, GA; his father and step-mother Earl and Ella Carter, Macon, GA; four sister, Veronica Faye Nelome, McDonough, Georgia, Earlynn Danae Bowman (Dr. Michael), Mobile Alabama, Eldrida Donalda Randall (Anthony) and Styletta Donovanne Carter, Atlanta , Georgia ; two brothers, Willie Donnell Marshall , Dover, Delaware and Victor Marshall, Valdosta, Georgia ; his best friend, Lewis Williams, Valdosta, Georgia and several great aunts and uncles, nieces nephews, cousins and a host of sorrowing friends.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 P. M. at Morning Star Baptist Church. Dr. William C. Morgan pastor and Dr. Norman Edwards will be officiating. Entombment will be Register Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Mt. Vienna AME Church on Saturday , December 1, 2018 from 1:00 P. M. til 4:00 P. M. In lien of flowers , please make donations to the Marshall Burgman Scholarship Fund at Mt. Vienna A. M. E. Church.
Scott and Roberts Mortuary, Inc. is serving the family.
Published on November 30, 2018
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