Biography: Richard Alphonsia Marshall fondly remembered as kind and loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather and friend passed away January 1, 2021.
Richard was born June 21, 1936 to the late Maggie Briston Marshall and Maxie Graham Marshall in Bishopville, South Carolina. At an early age Richard accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and became a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev Matthew Beattie.
His formal education was received in Bishopville, South Carolina at Dennis Elementary School and Dennis High School. Richard graduated as an Honor Student. He was also a member of the Honor Society, and student council and FFA.
In 1957 Richard migrated to New York City New York. In 1959 he was inducted into the United States Army. He served his country as United States Army Military Policeman at Fort Hood Military Base in Texas. He was a member of the United States Army Honor Guard. He later served his country in West Germany and Graduated from Non-Commission Offices Academy in Kitzingen, West Germany. He received an honorable discharge from Fort Hamilton Military base, New York in 1961. He was employed several years by Herman Phillips Land Transportation Office. Richard later became employed at the Department of Veterans Affairs United States Government and retired after 35 years. Richard received numerous awards, including employee of the month while employed at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Richard Marshall married Carleen Wilson on September 21, 1963 at Friendship Baptist Church.
Richard became a member of Goodwill Baptist Church, Bronx New York under the pastorate of the late Rev. Rufus Thomas. Richard moved his membership to Gethsemane First Garden Baptist Church, New York New York under the pastorate of Rev. Earlean Oliver. Richard’s devotion to his faith was the foundation of his life and guided his every step. Richard was and will be remembered as a man among men, a gentlemen, a voice of reason, a listener, a historian, a wise servant and humble being.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife of thirty-five years, Carleen Marshall who passed away April 2007.
He leaves to cherish his memory: three daughters, Ms. Yvette Marshall of Bronx, NY, Ms. Brenda Marshall of White Plains, NY, and Mrs. Nicole Cargina Marshall-King of Bronx, NY; Three sons, Mr. Jean-Andre Marshall of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Vincent Alan Marshall of Long Island NY, Mr. Kenneth Marshall of Camden, SC, Grandsons: Reginald Marshall, Julian Richard Marshall, Joshua Maxi Marshall, Malachi Elijah Marshall, Casey Lance Marshall, Landon Alexander Marshall, Kenard J. Marshall; one son-in-law, Mr. Toriano King of Bronx, NY; One daughter-in-law, Mrs. LaMya Marshall of Fort Worth, TX; eight grandsons, Reginald Marshall, Julian Marshall, Joshua Marshall, Malachi Marshall, Casey Marshall, Landon Marshall, Kennard Marshall, and Michael Malloy; two great grandchildren, Eleanor Malloy and Leah Marshall; Two brothers, John Marshall of Brooklyn, NY, George Marshall of Bronx, NY, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers: Julian Marshall, Joshua Marshall, Malachi Marshall, Landon Marshall, Casey Marshall, Kennard Marshall and Michael Malloy.