Marcus Jermaine Rosa Dies

Marcus Jermaine Rosa

Marcus Jermaine Rosa died on Sept. 30 in Orlando, Fla.

He was preceded in death by both parents: Mardette Olene Ward and John Rosa Sr.; maternal grandmother, Helen Ward; uncle, Murphy Heyliger Jr.; and cousins: Anthony Petersen and George Ward Jr.

Marcus is survived by his wife Tishia Skeete-Rosa, son: Marcus Rosa Jr.; daughters: Miaysia, Mya, Makayla and Moriah Rosa; stepchildren: Tynasia Hart, Tyrell January and TeQuann Skeete; brothers: Malik Ward and John Rosa Jr; sisters: Quenetta Ward, Lashawn Malloy and Fatima Rosa; great aunts: Alice Ham and Blanche Hampton; great uncle, Alphonso Bennerson; aunts: Jo-Ann Petersen-George and Georgette Ward; uncles: Louis Ward, George Ward and Michael Nobles; grandfather, George Ward Sr.; special family friend, Judith Dawson; and his former wife, Shakeema Harrigan. He also leaves behind eight nieces, four nephews and a host of cousins, friends, and coworkers to cherish his memory.

There will be viewing at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral at 10 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 18, at Emanuel Baptist Church. Interment will be Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.