Name: Marco Columbus

Date: April 13, 1969 - January 7, 2019

Biography

City of birth: Los Angeles, CA

Mother: Sonja Brown

Father: Odis Columbus

Daughters: Sehvenn Columbus And Pashence Columbus

Occupation: Professor Of Cameron University

Services: University of Oklahoma M.S.B Ballroom 900 Asp Ave Norman, Oklahoma 73109

Services date and time: 11am Saturday January 19th ,2019

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(2019-01-08 8:34pm) Andrea Miller wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-09 8:29am) Alfred Duckett wrote:
My heartfelt and deep sympathy for the family of Professor Columbus. I remember him with great fondness. May he rest in wonderful peace.

(2019-01-09 10:28am) Darci McAbee wrote:
My deepest sympathy. Your soul will continue to shine in our memories ... you will be missed.

(2019-01-09 4:45pm) Sandy Brown wrote:
I am so deeply sorry about your lost. Just know I have been praying real hard for you and your precious family!! Rest in Heaven Marco!

(2019-01-09 6:10pm) Alicia Bruner wrote:
Continued prayers for his family and daughters. RIP Marco you will be greatly missed. JMHS 87 and OU Alumni!

(2019-01-09 10:32pm) FANNIE BROWN wrote:
My deepest sympathy you and your family are in my prayers. Be Blessed

(2019-01-10 8:49am) Kevin D Brown Sr. wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-10 9:36am) Ashley Price wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-10 10:42am) Timothye Tyrone Rockwell wrote:
God bless you and your family richly.

(2019-01-10 11:05am) Rosland Armstrong wrote:
My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family, Marco I can't and could not believe when I read the news. God please continue to strengthen the family at this time and always!

(2019-01-10 3:54pm) Dr. Nicholas S Dean wrote:
Not really sure what to say. I will start here. In Fall 1988 we met at OU at my apartment. From that day we never left each other's side as we got to work on our degree's and "Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished" was our Moto. Had long work days and spend longer nights reading, studying, and playing mad games of playstation NBA, Football, and our favorite 2 player Desert Storm as a team. With that said, more than anything you getting married, having kids, watching the sunset at night, talking about the universe and our place, and eating good. I hated when you would have to leave and didn't know when I would see you again because of all you were taking care of with the kids teaching them reading, creative, writing, and how to overcome the many obstacles they may face in life as a African American child or otherwise....I talked to you Thursday for more than 3 hours and we laughed and joked like we use to even though I'm here and you were there. You also mentioned somethings that you only wanted to tell me first. We deeply worked through the conversation and he said he would be Ok............. Said he may make it to Tulsa for Basketball games for the weekend and that he would come to the house after he gets here. I said I want to see that car. He said take me to get something to eat like we use to in Norman. I said I got you. Done deal my friend!..... I guess we didn't get to complete our last mission together. "Much Love MAC"......................

(2019-01-10 4:54pm) Montecells Driver wrote:
My deepest sympathy. We will always protect the light..do what is right... Your Tulsa Family

(2019-01-10 6:32pm) Denise McDonald wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-10 6:52pm) Melissa Hagen wrote:
Marco was an Amazing Man ! He loved my Bestie Rochelle with all of his heart ! I will definitely miss the memories we made together. ????????

(2019-01-10 6:55pm) Melissa Hagen wrote:
Marco was an Amazing Man ! He loved my Bestie Rochelle with all of his heart ! I will definitely miss the memories we made together..

(2019-01-10 9:39pm) Donnell Riggs wrote:
My Prayers are with the entire family. Rest in Heaven my Brother. Your life will always be remembered for the Positive impact you made on everyone you met. RIP.

(2019-01-11 8:18am) Chris Dean wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-11 9:01am) Renata Darden - OU Classmate wrote:
May God comfort you today.

(2019-01-11 11:36am) Shaun Stevenson, Sr wrote:
RIP my friend and my condolences to your family!

(2019-01-11 11:41am) Parilee L Rivers wrote:
Sonya and Glen My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry. You have my deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers.

(2019-01-11 6:52pm) OU Black Alumni Society OKC/Norman Chapter wrote:
Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of OU alum and Cameron University professor Dr. Marco Anthony Columbus.

(2019-01-11 7:43pm) Yolande Jacobs wrote:
The promises God made are all true. Gone too soon, but God needed you more You have your Wings you will truly be missed Cousin

(2019-01-11 11:57pm) Sherita D Gibson wrote:
It has been my pleasure to watch this man grow from college student to college professor. Marco... where did the time go? Rest, my dear friend.

(2019-01-12 3:32am) Helen Reid wrote:
My deepest sympathy. I will put you in my prayers.

(2019-01-12 12:49pm) S. L. Weaver wrote:
May God comfort you today. My sincerest condolences go to the family for your loss. Please take some comfort in the resurrection hope that we find in the bible at Acts 24:15. Jehovah God also promises to swallow up pain and death forever at Isaiah 25:8. Please know that you are in my prayers.

(2019-01-12 12:56pm) CHARMIN M FORD wrote:
Stay tight Protect the light Always remeber Its all good! These words will always be a part of me!

(2019-01-13 5:45pm) Isreal & Benita Gillispie, Sr. wrote:
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Marco was not only my classmate, he was my brother. We love you and pray that the Lord will heal all wounds during this difficult time

(2019-01-14 12:46pm) Michael wrote:
My deepest sympathy.for your loss I want to give you some comfort form Gods word the bible. He will resurrect those in the grave back to life Joh 5:28-29

(2019-01-14 12:49pm) PATRICIA SHAW wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-14 2:50pm) Patricia Boston-Thompson wrote:
I was saddened about the loss. Marco was funny and smart and kind. I will be praying for the family. God bless.

(2019-01-14 7:20pm) Althea A. Morales wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2019-01-14 11:05pm) Lavonne Glover wrote:
Marco's Columbus an awesome young man . You will be greatly missed by all those whose lives you have touched.... peace be with the Brown family and other relatives?

(2019-01-14 11:07pm) Lavonne Glover wrote:
Marco Columbus an awesome young man . You will be greatly missed by all those whose lives you have touched.... peace be with the Brown family and other relatives?

(2019-01-16 10:25am) Kevin Talley wrote:
My deepest sympathy. To the family Marco will truly be missed.

(2019-01-16 12:17pm) Valenthia Doolin wrote:
I shall never forget where we started, the paths we traveled and the love we shared. Rest well my Brother. Family be comforted by the enormous strength of his presence. He shall live within you forever. One Love

(2019-01-16 1:13pm) Dwayne Gipson wrote:
Deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of a dear friend. My 1987 JMHS and OU Classmate. Marco you will be missed.

(2019-01-16 11:14pm) Quanda Johnson wrote:
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. I will always remember your bow ties and your great smile. Growing up with you was hilarious. Love You my long time friend. R.I.H.. Missed but never forgotten.

(2019-01-17 10:37am) Aletha House wrote:
May God comfort you today. I will miss your smile and your passionate conversation about the youth of today. We've loss a good one! Keep the faith!!!

(2019-01-17 11:38am) Chevonne Talley wrote:
My sincere condolences to the family of Marco Columbus. Marco is a brilliant man. Pure genius! He leaves a legacy and role model to follow. He will be greatly missed. Such an inspiring soul!

(2019-01-17 2:17pm) First Providence Missionary Baptist Church wrote:
Our deepest condolences to Sis. Marvinette and the family of Dr. Marco Columbus

(2019-01-17 3:51pm) Angie & Kendrick Davis wrote:
May all those who love find comfort during this hard and unexpected time. Sending so much love and prayers to your loved ones. You may have left far too early, but the life you lived was full of accomplishments. So proud of you! Continue to guide your precious girls as their guardian angel!

(2019-01-17 7:27pm) Maegan Pollard-Driver wrote:
Dr. Columbus was the coolest professor I ever had. He helped me accomplish my goals and excel in my teaching profession. He always told me you can take the girl out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of the girl. We always joked about that. My deepest deepest sympathy goes out to his family. He will always be shing a light on the world as his legacy lives on through many people who looked up to him. God is almighty and now he has a great man to add to His circle.

(2019-01-17 9:29pm) Roy Pinder wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. You were a pillar to our community and will be dearly missed.

(2019-01-17 10:24pm) Greg And Geri Bishop wrote:
You will be missed

(2019-01-18 2:38pm) PEGGY BAKER wrote:
Rochelle, it breaks my heart that you have lost your love, Marco. He was a good man, a kind and loving man and I knew from the moment I met him many years ago, he was your person, that he loved you like no other. May God help you find peace and calm in your heart. Let the great memories you shared wrap you in comfort.

(2019-01-18 5:20pm) Shelia Johnson-Martin wrote:
My deepest sympathies to the entire Brown Family. Our families lived in The B. P. Broadway Park and we all grew up together. Childhood memories forever etched in our hearts. May God comfort and strengthen you all during this difficult time. My prayers are with you all. Rest In Heaven Marco.