• "Marcus was my cousin being raised in the same house he..."
    - Katrina Pettus
  • "Well, my Brother ... OUR TEAMS are going to the Superbowl...."
    - Jeffery Setchfield
  • "Marcus, both of our teams are struggling as they are in..."
  • "Well Marcus the New Year is upon us & wish you were here..."
    - Jeffery Setchfield
  • "Hey Bro ... Merry Christmas. Sure wish that you could be..."
    - Jeffery Setchfield

Marcus Lynn Leavell Passed away suddenly at the young age of 40, on September 30th, 2013. Born December 2nd, 1972 to Donna Sue and Marvin Leavell in Lakewood, WA. Marcus attended Curtis High School ('91) and Tacoma Community College. Marcus loved all people and sports but basketball was his passion. He was a friend to everyone he met with a genuine and captivating smile. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart. Marcus was preceded in death by his mother Donna and his grandmothers, Mary Leavell and Mary Pettus, his stepmother Stephanie Leavell, and his grandfather, the Rev. John Pettus. Survived by his wife Debby, step children Melissa, Katie and Sam, his father Marvin, sister Marvell and brother DJ, his godson's Miles Washington and Nikolas Setchfield, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and literally hundreds of friends. A memorial service will be held on Sunday October 6th at 2PM, at the Curtis Sr. High gymnasium. For donations to help with funeral costs, etc please visit the website Your generous donations are very much appreciated.

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 5, 2013
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