Marcus Andre Mathis

In Memorial

Marcus Mathis was born in Macon, GA to the union of George Mathis Jr., and Dorothy Marcus Mathis.

He was the third of five children.  He transitioned to his new life on July 3, At an early age Marcus relocated to Columbus, Ohio with his family. While attending Columbus Public Schools, Marcus became an excellent scholar.  His passion for sports was outstanding especially in football.  Marcus graduated from Marion Franklin High School before furthering his education at Franklin University. 

Marcus was a mentor to all his nephews, nieces, and any and all young people who came in contact with him. Marcus never met a stranger. His personality was endearing and welcoming. 

Marcus joined the staff at Riverside Hospital in 1975 where he met his wife, Desiree. He also worked at Wonder Bread, and his final job with COTA.

Marcus leaves to cherish his memory, wife Desiree; daughters, Shelley (Craig) Thomas, and Angel; parents, George and Dorothy Mathis; grandchildren, Cameron, Zahrya, and Corey Thomas; brother, George Mathis III; aunts, uncles, six sister in laws, one brother in law, “adopted children”- Gittuan Walters and Dexter Ford, and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his sister, Stacey; and brothers, Donahue, and Daniel.

Visitation 5:00pm and Funeral 6:00pm Sunday July 8, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Macon Memorial Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. I worked with Marcus at Wonder Bread and Cota and it was an honor to have known him such a great person hardest worker I ever seen. That laugh is his trademark in the calm of day and in the hard of days. He wasn’t just a good friend he like Brother I will miss him greatly. Peace and love to you the Family.

  2. Hey smiley!! You will be missed greatly…. GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY….words cant explain the sadness amongst us… rest up buddy….

  3. Yada BenYisrael

    Like so many others, I feel as if I’ve lost a Brother in the truest sense of the word. Marcus always greeted me with a smile and a brotherly fist bump and never had anything negative to say…May The Elohim of Yisrael be pleased with him and reward him His Kingdom…….

  4. To the family of Brotha Mathis I pray that God will grant you peace & love during your time of bereavement


    Rest In Heaven My Dear Precious Friend, I Will Love and Miss You Forever More .

  6. We send the family thoughts of comfort, peace and blessings. May the God who supplies endurance and peace sustain you in your time through prayer, the comfort of love ones and his word the Bible Romans 15:5. Thinking of you all

  7. Jeffrey Smalldon

    I’ll be completely unknown to members of Marcus’s family. But I’d like to offer a few observations based on my contacts with Marcus more than 35 years ago — at Riverside Methodist Hospital, where Marcus worked on Laundry Services and I was an Administrative Resident and, later, the Vice President for Mental Health and Alcoholism Services.

    I first met Marcus when I was doing “administrative rounds” as a resident, to become familiar with the Hospital’s various departments. I stood out — and from that point on we were always very friendly with one another whenever our paths would cross. I though Marcus was a very unusual person: whipsmart, always smiling, always remembering people’s names, just a good, fun guy to be around. He was one of my favorite people at the Hospital.

    From that point on, he always remembered me, always had something personal to say to me whenever we encountered one another, and always seemed like he was smiling, even though his work-related responsibilities probably would have seemed repetitive and “menial” to many people. I admired him and just liked him as a person.

    I met my future wife when I was working at the hospital (later, I left the field of hospital administration and went on to do my Ph.D. in psychology at Ohio State). Even after I no longer worked at Riverside, I would occasionally say to Betsy, “I wonder whatever happened to Marcus Mathis.” He left that kind of impression on me. I never learned anything at all about his background or his personal life. But I was struck by his savant-like intelligence. As far as I could tell, he never forgot anything: people’s names, anything I said to him about anything, etc. And he was just A NICE GUY. You remember those — and I never forgot Marcus.

    I extend my deepest sympathies to members of Marcus’s family. I was saddened to read of his death in this morning’s paper. A very memorable man. I wish I knew more about him.

  8. Lucretia McQueen

    Sending out prayers and condolences to the Mathis Family from the McQueen Family. Used to hang out with Marcus, Kenny and Darryl all the time when we were in high school. They were my big brothers. Always had everyone laughing. I’m sure he has everyone laughing up in heaven. RIP Marcus til we meet again.

  9. Sending my sympathy your way.

  10. My condolences for the death of your dearly loved Mr. Mathis.   The Creator also feels the loss (Ezekiel 18:32).  But He has wonderful plans for his future.  Acts 24:18 and Job 33:25 promise him return to life perfectly healthy.  Psalm 37:11, 29 and Revelation 21:3-5 give him the hope of life everlasting in enjoyable surroundings.  Jesus himself taught us to pray for that marvelous time at Matthew 6:9-10.  He Who promises cannot lie (Isaiah 55:10-11; Titus 1:2).  JW.ORG will direct you to more related verses so your hope in that bright future may remain strong.  May the peace of God be with all of you (Philippians 4:6-7).

  11. The children of Vivian Whyte are holding you and the family up in prayer and sending loving thoughts your way. May Jehovah God grant you mercy and Comfort.

  12. I can never express how sorry I am about Marcus’ passing. Just know that I love you and hope you also know I will be there for you when you need me.

  13. Elizabeth Smith

    Des – I am so sorry to hear about Marcus’ passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Desiree, I’m so sorry to hear about Marcus. He was such a delightful, ambitious and terrific man. His smile was the best. Take care of yourself, hope to see you soon.

  15. Mr.&Mrs.Keith Brown

    May God comforts your family at this time Marcus was a very nice man

  16. Joseph Jones, Jr. (Juny Porter)

    I am shocked and saddened to learn of Marcus’ passing. I am sorry that I’m just getting the news. It will always be in my prayers that you have peace in your hearts and strength in your souls in the face of the incredible losses you have endured. I would also like to thank you for welcoming me into your lives when I was growing up. The time I spent at your home was instrumental in helping me get through what I still see as the hardest part of life in ways I can’t put into words. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I’m in the Atlanta metro area often.

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