Marcus Glen Edmond was born on March 28, 1961, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Elder James Edmond and Sarah Frances Edmond. He grew up in Cincinnati and attended Hughes high school. He grew up in the church with his brothers Timothy W. Edmond, Cornelius T. Edmond, and Dartilious Edwards. After high school, Marcus decided to enter the navy at the age of eighteen. Marcus was on the USS Enterprise.
Marcus was stationed in Bremerton, Washington while serving his three years in the military. During this time, he became a member of the Emmanuel Apostolic Church. As a result, Emmanuel’s Apostolic Church became a massive part of Marcus’ life. He served under the leadership of Bishop Lawrence Robertson, where he served as a minister for over forty years.
During his time at Emmanuel, Marcus was a faithful vessel. He served in the children’s ministry and created an animated puppet program; He served as the Sunday school Superintendent at Emmanuel and the Pacific Northwest District Council. He also did mime ministry, was a deacon, a choir member, an altar call worker, and was involved in the brotherhood department. Marcus went above and beyond to serve the Lord and help others.
Marcus’s professional career consisted of being a welder at the PSNS shipyard and a supervisor over a fire watch team. Most of his career consisted of taking care of adults with special needs.
Marcus enjoyed going to the movies and eating his wife’s southern home-cooked meals. His favorite day of the week was Sunday, which included attending church and having lunch with family and friends. People could depend on Marcus to bring laughter and happiness to any situation. He loved to smack talk and add creative commentary during church and conversations. During the week, Marcus loved watching anime with his son Marcus Jr. His favorite person in the world was his wife, Charlene. His Berry White voice won her over. He was an attentive father who went above and beyond to impact his children’s lives. Marcus was a fearless man that wasn’t scared to tackle any task. Anyone who messed with his family entered a battle zone. Despite his health obstacles, he was dedicated to God and his family.
Marcus leaves his cherished wife, Charlene Edmond, of thirty-three years. His eight children are Tonya Smith, Gary Smith, Lionel Smith, Kenyetta Carmack, Belinda Smith (Lou), Jared Cooper, Marcus Edmond, and Keturah Edmond. He was also loved by his son-in-law Colossius Carmack and daughter-in-law Cindy Smith and Krystal Cooper. Marcus loved his grandchildren and had a unique bond with each of them. His grandchildren included Nicole Clayton, Ezekiel Carmack, Khaleel Carmack, and Naomi Daniel. Marcus was a faithful, anointed man who will truly be missed.
Celebration of Life: Marvin Williams Center 900 Park Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337 | Saturday, 7th, January 2023, 2:00 pm