Marcus O’Neil Wilkes
was born on September 17, 1972 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Linda Kay Hagler Wilkes and the late Sherwin Wilkes, Sr. He attended Elmhurst High School and worked as a Barber for several years.
Marcus accepted Christ early in life while living with his grandmother, Gladys Hagler. He was full of life and laughter. Marcus enjoyed spending time with his family. cutting hair, fishing and barbequing …(he had a special sauce that no one could mimic.) He loved to be in vogue with the latest fashions and his favorite colors were baby blue and orange.
Marcus departed this life on Friday, July, 12, 2019 but his memories will be forever remain with his wife, Tahisha Bragg–Wilkes; children, Marcus O’Neil Washington, DaMarcus Wilkes, JaMarcus Wilkes, Markayla Wilkes, K’Lee Wilkes and stepchildren, Jameesha, Ja’Quan and Tamaris Bragg; grandmother, Gladys Hagler; siblings, Artelia L. Wilkes, Sherwin (Megan) Wilkes, III, Dennis (Kris) Ervin, Darrick Wilkes Ervin, Angela (William) Wilkes-Clements, Trina Smith, Veronica (Jermaine) Wilkes-Starks, Ebony Wilkes and Rochelle Y. Wilkes; mother and father in-law, Tyra and Vince Barrera; a sister in-law, Ashley Bragg; brother in-law, Vincent Richmond; special friends, Unity Barber Shop; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Wilkes; father, Sherwin Wilkes, Sr., grandfather, John H. Hagler, Sr., grandmother, Ella Mae Wilder and nephew, Breon L. Scott.
Marcus will be laid to rest in Covington Memorial Gardens
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