Sylvester Theodore Marshall

Published 10:11 am Thursday, December 14, 2023

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Sylvester Theodore MarshallSylvester Theodore Marshall, 81, transitioned from this life on Dec. 3, in Henderson, North Carolina. He was better known as “Frog”. He was born in Charlotte County on Dec. 31, 1941 to the late Willie A Marshall and Marjorie Evans Marshall. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older sister, Aretha Marshall; his nephew, Marvin Marshall, and his devoted first wife of 43 years, Bertha Lee Marshall. 

At an early age, Sylvester was baptized and joined Nazareth Baptist Church. He attended schools in Charlotte County, graduating from Central High School in 1960. He moved to New Jersey where he worked various jobs, before dutifully serving in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged, earning medals and badges, including National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a Sharpshooter Badge. 

Sylvester met and married his first wife, Bertha Lee Webster and had one daughter. He worked his way up the ranks at United Parcel Services, retiring as a supervisor after many decades of employment. 

Sylvester enjoyed his retirement, moving back home to Virginia. He was an active church member and served as a former Trustee and as a member on the Hospitality Committee. He remained a faithful member of the congregation. He was also a Prince Hall Mason and loyal member of Beacon Light Lodge # 249 where he served as Treasurer for several years. 

Sylvester found love again when he met and married his second wife, Delores Brown Noel and joined her family. 

He was a very positive person who took care of things that needed to be done. He loved hunting, fishing, owning multiple cars, having cookouts, discussing politics and sports, going to the casino and playing the lottery. He enjoyed socializing with friends and family, telling stories about his life. He was always there to provide support with whatever anyone needed. He was a very devoted, supportive, and generous person to his family and friends. 

Sylvester leaves behind a loving wife of over 10 years, Delores Noel Marshall of Henderson, North Carolina; a caring daughter, Jacinda Marshall (Donna) of San Francisco, California; a devoted sister, Ruth Marshall of Brookneal; a loyal brother William Marshall (Doris) of Nathalie; five step-children: Valerie Burney (Ted) of Henderson, North Carolina, Artie Noel (Debbie) of New Jersey, Delores Yvette Noel (Larry) of Henderson, North Carolina, Jeanette Noel (Dawud) of Creedmoor, North Carolina and Lamont Noel (Lorelei) of Henderson, North Carolina; 9 step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; a nephew, Ira Marshall; a niece, Letitia Marshall; one aunt, Isabel Evans of Charlotte Court House; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who all cherished their time with him. He will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 304 Lusardi Drive, Brookneal. Interment with military and masonic rites followed in the Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery in Phenix. 

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