Leonard Antowine Marshall also known as “Bodee” by his family and friends was born August 24, 1960, to the late Harold L. and Sylvia C. Marshall at D.C. General Hospital. Bodee was suddenly called home on October 30, 2018, at 8:34pm to be with his Lord.
Bodee spent his childhood in Washington, D.C., later moving to Maryland with his family where he was an avid basketball player. After graduating from Largo High School, he joined Job Corps where he received his Carpentry Certification in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. He gained further experience in the field of carpentry by working with his Great Uncle IC.
Bodee was the loving father of Marcus, Antowine and Donnell Morton and Stormi Rayne Marshall. Marcus proceeded his father in death on March 31, 2003.
He was the oldest of six siblings and the only son. Growing up in a house full of girls, meant that his manhood training started very early. He doted on his mother and sisters and would often take his sisters to plays and concerts as a way for him to spend time and to bring the family together. He was not just a brother but a friend to his sisters.
Bodee loved cooking and eating crabs. He would often chase his sisters around the house with live crabs, putting it very very close to whomever he cornered. He would eat a dozen of crabs in ten minutes so his sisters learned early not to go in on half because he would eat the majority of them.
Bodee loved family functions and loved spending time with all his nieces and nephews. He had a way of making everyone feel special and loved. If he didn’t hear from family members, it meant nothing for him to go and check up on loved ones. That was just him.
He was the life of the party, often showing up at functions with his friends, dancing, “JONIN” and making fun of other’s in a good way. Bodee knew everybody and everywhere he went somebody knew him. He addressed people as “Shawty”! Bodee never met a stranger and loved to watch football especially the New England Patriots.
Bodee spent several years working full time for Serta Mattress. He later starting working for Prince George’s County, Department of Education until his time of death.
Bodee served eight years with Cathedral of Life under the guidance of Bishop Porter. He accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was ordained as a Deacon. Bodee cleaned the church, drove the Bishop around and served wherever needed.
He leaves loving memories with three children; Antowine and Donnell Morton and Stormi Rayne Marshall; five sisters; Katrina Marshall, Glenda Williams (Robert), Sylvia Windham (Patrick), Jeanice Marshall and SaDetra Lassiter (Johnnie); godchild, Nicole Richardson and aunts, Felencia Jones and Jean Perkins. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many many special friends.
Bodee was also preceded in death by grandparents William H. and Milley R. Alston, Harold F. Marshall and Mary A. Marshall; aunts, Curtie Warren, Audrey Valentine, Detricia Alston and Tina Dawkins; uncles, James Perkins, James F. Gray, II and William Valentine; cousins Sabrina Corbin and Rodessia Valentine.