Officer Marion "Mario" Nettles, Jr.
departed this life on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Methodist Hospital South at the age of 42. Mario was born August 26, 1973 to the late Marion Nettles, Sr. and Betty Evans. Mario graduated in 1991 from Westwood High School. He confessed his love for Christ at an early age. At a very early age, Mario knew his calling was to serve in law enforcement. He became an Explorer at the Memphis Police Department at the age of 16. At 18, he became a PST Technician. Then at the age of 21, he was accepted into the Memphis Police Academy. Although, he loved serving in law enforcement, God did not make that his final appointment. He was called to a higher power and ordained as a minister. Mario was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. Mario served faithfully at Growth Central Church. Mario married Roshelle Johnson on July 2, 2011. To this union, a blended loving family was born. Mario was preceded in death by his father, Marion Nettles, Sr., Step-father, Forrest Evans and a daughter, Miracle Grace. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Roshelle; loving mother, Betty Evans; his children, Julisha, El Paso, Roddarius, Mariah, Shemaiah, Caimon, Denequa, Geresha, Maciah, Makaylah, and Cameron; grandchildren, Justin and Maysen, two sisters, Kenya Henderson, Jacklyn Nettles Taylor, and a host of uncles, aunt, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, December 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MJ Edwards Funeral Home Whitehaven. The Homegoing Celebration will be Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Westwood, 620 Parkrose Rd, Memphis, Tennesse followed by the Interment at Memorial Park Southwood on Hacks Cross.
Published by The Commercial Appeal from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2015.