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Jesse Ryan Marshall

November 7, 1980 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 36)
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 Jesse Ryan Marshall, 36, of East New Market passed away at UMSMC at Dorchester on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  He was born in Charlotte, NC on November 7, 1980 to Harold Onie Marshall and Darlene Bromwell Marshall.

Jesse was always a free spirit.  He had the unique ability to find a way to blend in wherever he lived, be it Cambridge, MD, Mill Valley, CA, Myrtle Beach or Charlotte, NC.  As a young boy, he loved to play little league, and he carried his team in Cambridge to the All Star Championship as the pitcher.  He would always be so excited to play; he would have everything laid out to play when his dad got home every day.  Jesse loved his time in the Cub Scouts as a child where he gained a love for camping.  He and his father won the Pinewood Derby through the Cub Scouts, which is a memory Jesse always cherished.

He graduated from Cambridge South-Dorchester High School in 1998.  He then attended Chesapeake Community College in Cambridge, followed by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.  He worked at Service Master in Queenstown, where he enjoyed the ability to travel with his work.  Jesse then went on to work at Paul Reed Smith Guitars in Stevensville.  When his family moved back to North Carolina, he was employed by Ludwig drums. Jesse also had the opportunity to create and co-own South Port Gift Shop in Waxhaw, NC with his mom.

As Jesse grew, his passions evolved.  He was an avid reader and loved to travel and to wander, but his biggest passion in life was his music.  He was an accomplished singer/songwriter, having had the opportunity to record his music with Tikitown studios in Marion County, CA, where he sat on the same stool as Frank Sinatra, and he used Mick Jagger’s guitar to record, with Producer Scott Matthews doing back up for him.  It was an experience that forever changed his life.  Jesse also had the experience of playing at venues in Waxhaw and Charlotte, NC, as well as San Fransisco, CA. He found God through his music and in the mountains of South West Virginia, Tennessee, and Mill Valley, CA. Jesse loved his family and was helping to raise his nieces Shiloh Marshall and Aubrey Marsh, whom he loved with every fiber of his being.  He was going to teach Shiloh how to skate board this summer, which she was looking forward to very much. 

Jesse is survived by his parents, Harold O. and Darlene B. Marshall of East New Market, brother Joshua C. Marshall (Nicole), and their children Charlotte, Matthew, and Cameron “Drake,” of Ludington, Michigan, Aaron J. “Jake” Marshall (Jenny), and their children Asia, Aryn, and Anna, of Gate City, VA, a sister Malinda “Mindy” Marshall and her daughters Shiloh Marshall and Aubrey Marsh, uncles Reginald W. Bromwell, Jr. (Amy) of Poquoson, VA, Darren W. Bromwell (Jeannie) of Cambridge, Jimmy “Jim” Marshall of Gate City, VA, Darius Hall of Hiltons, VA, aunts Glenda Marshall (Don Boyles) of Kingsport, TN, Norma “Nicky” Giddish of Kingsport, TN, cousins Kyle Bromwell of Cambridge, Amanda N. Bromwell, Reginald W. Bromwell III , and Ryan Logan Bromwell, all of Poquoson, VA, Jason Smith, Nathan Smith, and Chris Horton all of Kingsport, TN, Andrew Marshall and Melithia Marshall, both of Gate City, VA, and Amy Hall and Adam Hall, both of Hiltons, VA, and his maternal grandmother Joyce Jones Bromwell of Cambridge. 

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Reginald W. Bromwell, Sr., his paternal grandparents Onie Jesse Marshall and Ruby H. Marshall, an aunt Brenda K. Hall, a great grandmother whom he shared a very special connection Edna W. Bromwell Frazier, a great grandfather Wilson B. Jones, and a great grandmother Olive C. Jones Guthrie, as well as his beloved cat Nico, who was the greatest love of his life.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11 AM at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge, MD with Rev. David J. Wooten, Jr. officiating.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 6-8 PM, as well as an hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Rd, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to Kitty City Rescue, PO Box 1259 Cambridge, MD 21613.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Baywater Animal Rescue
4930 Bucktown Rd, Cambridge MD 21613

Kitty City Rescue
P.O. Box 1259, Cambridge MD 21613



 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
June 28, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home P.A.
700 Locust Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Visitation
Thursday
June 29, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thomas Funeral Home P.A.
700 Locust Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Thomas Funeral Home P.A.
700 Locust Street
Cambridge, MD 21613


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