November 24, 1991 - June 10, 2020
The Life and Legacy of Marcus Okoye Withers “Porkchop” Marcus Okoye Withers, was born November 24, 1991 in Charlotte, NC to the parents of Carolyn Graham and Gordon Withers. Marcus entered into eternal rest on Wednesday June 10, 2020. He was affectionately known as “Porkchop”. Marcus began his spiritual journey at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church. His faith and belief in God led him to participate in various ministries, Junior Usher’s, Sunday School, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Easter programs, Christmas programs and Children’s Choir. He left a lasting memory of dressing as Santa Claus for the annual Christmas program. The community loved Marcus and he loved his community. At a young age, he became a member of Cub Scout Pack 130. His love for music and dance began at Grier Heights Steppers and Marching Band. Marcus was the Bass Drummer for both Phillip O’ Berry and West Charlotte Senior High School. Through these collaborations, he continued his love of music with the Drills of Hope Marching Band. Marcus was a proud graduate of West Charlotte Senior High School, the home of the Lions, Class of 2010. Marcus was very skilled not only in band but with his hands. He developed a love for being creative with hair. On Saturday Mornings, in his Mother’s living room it would be filled with clients sitting and laughing at “Porkchop’s” favorite show Martin, while waiting to get a haircut. Marcus had more clients than clippers. He went on to further his education at The Styling Institute and Barber Styling College where he graduated and became a skillful and master Barber. His creative touch made his work known for being “one of a kind”, hence the name “Marvelous Marcus”. Marcus was very loving and would help anyone he could. He had a smile that would light up the room. His personality was contagious. His humor, vibrant style, storytelling, and loving to pose for pictures will always be remembered. The most sentimental memory of “Porkchop” is his favorite saying, “Opty” and “Only God Can Judge Me” is what he believes and leaves behinds. For the Scripture says in Matthew 7:1-5 1Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Marcus’ earthly journey seems to be only for a short moment, but his Legacy of Love and Laughter will continue through the life of his loving family. Marcus leaves to cherish his memories to his caring parents Carolyn and Gordon; sisters: Senetria, Shekinah and Pam, brother: Willie J; great grandmother: Ella Mae , grandfather: Larry, aunts: Michelle and Sylvia, uncle: Willis, seven nieces, four nephews, and a host of cousins, great nieces, great nephews and extended family and friends. Until we meet again…..
The Life and Legacy of Marcus Okoye Withers “Porkchop” Marcus Okoye Withers, was born November 24, 1991 in Charlotte, NC to the parents of Carolyn Graham and Gordon Withers. Marcus entered into eternal rest on Wednesday June 10,... View Obituary & Service Information
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