Lions' Marvin Jones announces death of his son

Posted at 8:22 PM, Dec 28, 2019

DETROIT, Mich. — Detroit Lions wide receiver, Marvin Jones, announced death of his son, Marlo via social media Saturday.

According to Jones's social media, the boy was taken suddenly Friday.

“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 Detroit Lions released a statement expressing their sadness and support of Marvin and Jazmyn Jones during this time and ask that everyone respect the privacy of the family.

The loss of a child is indescribably heartbreaking. We at FOX 17 join many other news outlets in sending our condolences to the Jones family.