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Marshall Lewis Rountree
November 6, 1948 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Marshall L. Rountree was born on November 6, 1948, in Athens, Alabama.
Within two years the family decided to move to Bradenton, Florida. Growing up in Bradenton, he attended Manatee County Schools and graduated from Manatee High. While attending there, he played foot- ball, basketball and ran track.
Under the teaching of his earthly father, he became a member of the 201 Church of Christ in the '60s and also became the 'Man Behind The Camera'. Marshall loved photographing members of the church body which was one of his talents along with singing and putting smiles on people faces. After graduating, Marshall attended Tampa Technical School in Tampa, Florida. It wasn't long afterwards that Marshall was drafted into the US Army in 1970 until 1972. After he was honorably discharged from the army, he returned to Bradenton. It was at that time he met a young Christian lady named, Cynthia Calhoun, and on July 27th, 1974 they were married and became one. Within that same year they moved to California and lived there for almost 46 years. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2023.
In the early '80s their home was blessed with a baby boy, Jonathan Wesley and shortly afterwards God saw fit to bless them with a baby girl, Crystal Alexandria. Marshall was a man of God, and he lived his life to the utmost according to God's word. One of his favorite songs was “May The Work I've Done Speak For Me”. While living in Califor- nia, Marshall and Cynthia attended the Imperial Church of Christ where he served as a deacon, chairperson of the van committee, Sunday School teacher, youth counselor and sometimes song leader. Marshall was a people person, and he was loved by many. He was a caring and giving Christian man. Anything he could do to help someone he was there. Marshall and Cynthia moved back to Florida, June 2019 and placed their membership with the 11th Street Church of Christ congre- gation. There he worked faithfully until he became ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Malissie Rountree, his eldest brother, Elmo Jr. and his loving in-laws Johnnie, Sr. and Lula Calhoun.
Marshall is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Parrish, FL; one son, Jonathan (April) of Clearwater, FL; daughter, Crystal of Houston, TX; (daughter from another mother); Minevra Dagne Smith-Edmonson of Long Beach, CA; three brothers, James Rountree of St. Petersburg, FL, Isaac Rountree of Palmetto, FL, Eric Rountree of Bradenton, FL; two sisters, Sherry Brooks of Parrish, FL and Py Rountree of Bradenton, FL; one brother-in-law, Johnnie Calhoun, Jr. (Pearl) of Bradenton, FL, and one sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Long (Desmond) of Parrish, FL; three granddaughters, De'Asia and Raven both of Clearwater, FL, Charnae (Joshua) Owens, San Diego, CA; one grandson, Justin Edmonson, Long Beach, CA; one great grandson, Zayden of Clearwater, FL, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends; Marshall and Cynthia shared a special friendship with Herman and Delois Maye of Compton, CA; L Marshall and Eula Moultry of Carson, CA, Dan and Trini Zenovka of Cypress, CA; Matt and Cheryl Foos of Parrish, FL, and Todd and Nancy Deuster of Parrish, FL.