Marvin Leonard Fillyaw, Jr. was born on June 4, 1974 in Harvey, Illinois to Marvin Fillyaw, Sr. and Vivian Diane Fillyaw. He was the second child born to this union. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin, Sr..
Marvin had an easy smile and a quick laugh. In spite of his life-long struggles, Marvin had a strong love and desire to serve Jehovah. Marvin was kindhearted and generous and always willing to help anyone in need. Marvin never met a stranger. He was a great friend to have. Marvin loved his family and friends. Some of his favorite things to do were just chilling at home, cooking, watching movies nonstop, and tending his plants, Marvin will truly be missed.
Marvin departed this life on Friday, September 8, 2017. He leaves to cherish his loving memory three children: two daughters, Tatyiana of Fort Pierce, Florida, and Alyssa of Charleston, West Virginia, and one son, Latavious of Evansville, Indiana. Marvin also leaves to cherish his memory, his loving mother, Vivian Diane Worthy of Fayetteville, Tennessee; one sister, LaShunda (George) Harris of Hobe Sound, Florida; two grandmothers, Gracie McKenzie of Chicago, Illinois and Shirley Fillyaw of Topeka, Kansas; one nephew, Maurice Fillyaw of Hobe Sound, Florida; one niece, Alisha McCoy of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Marvin will be conducted Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 3 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Groce officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. A repast will be held immediately after burial at the Hampton Inn in Fayetteville. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 4 PM until 7 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Marvin Leonard Fillyaw, Jr.
Romans 6:7 “For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sins.”
We the family want to thank you for your outpouring of love during this time.
Bless up me brudah. Miss you fam
I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you, I will never forget you and I will miss you, I’m grateful for the time we had together,those memories I will cherish,I love you and you will always be My Marvin
You can do this just think about the good time you had together and he will always be with you .If you needed me you know where to find me at .If you needed anybody to talk to you can always come to me and I be glad to talk to you .It will be ruff for a while but you can get though this.love you Vivian
Marvin was such a special person , Mike & I loved him very much , so sorry for the loss of such a great person ❤️ Sending deep condolences to the family .
Sorry we lost a loving young man.
He will be misse.We will thank of
kind person he was and the love he
-showed. May he rest in peace
We didn’t know Marvin very long, but will be greatly missed on the weekends. We’ll miss his Humor and his Friendly way of making everyone feel welcome, our Deepest Sympathy Goes Out To The Family. Marvin may You Rest In Peace Friend
We are so sorry for your loss. The family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.
Going miss my freind Marvin was a very kind hearted person. Always ready to help others.
Fly away my sweet Bird I’ll miss you and your phone calls.
My condolences to Diane and family
WE LOVED MARVIN HE WAS ALL WAS KIND TO US WILL MISS HIM SO MUTCH
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. -Robert Lewis Stevenson-memories of the love they brought into our lives.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Although no words can really help ease your loss, please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
So very sorry for your loss. He had a great sense of humor and such a kind heart. He will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family during such a difficult time.
I’m so sorry for your lost. You have my deepest condolences. I will always remember the times we all shared coming up. I love you all….
My heart breaks for your family. Marvin was such a sweet and gentle man. Megan loved him dearly and he was truly her brother. I knew she was always safe with him around. Diane, I miss you and I love you!! Dail Tallman.