Emory Marshall Obituary (1964 – 2022) – Wilmington, DE

Emory E. Marshall was born on February 20, 1964, at Paul Kimball Hospital in Lakewood, New Jersey, to Mildred Miller and Eugene Williams. Emory was an energetic, fun-loving young man. He lived with his mother and two older siblings in Lakewood, New Jersey for about 5 years before the family moved to Sussex County, Delaware.
Young Emory spent his elementary school years at Richard A. Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Delaware. He continued his high school education at Milton Junior High and graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 1982. Emory was very athletic throughout his school years and played football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and athleticism. Emory participated in (JDJ) jobs for Delaware graduates in high school. After graduating from high school, Emory also attended Delaware Technical Community College before enlisting in the United States Army services in May 1983.
As a Specialist 4, Emory has always shown leadership. While in the military, Emory was an equipment records and parts specialist. He was awarded the following medals, ribbons and buttons: Good Conduct Medal//Army Service Ribbon//Overseas Service Ribbon//Army Lapel Button//M-16 Rifle (Sniper) ‘elite). After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1986, Emory spent a few years with the Army Reserve.
Along with his family, Emory attended the Booker Church of God in Georgetown, Delaware. As a young boy, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour. During his high school years, while attending Holy Church of Mt. Zion, he was actively involved in youth groups, Voices for Christ Choir and Sons of Zion. It was while attending Holy Church of Mount Zion in Milton, Delaware that he met the love of life, Bonita AKA Bonnie Brittingham. After Bonita returned from graduating from Hampton University and after Emory completed his military service and returned from Hawaii, they were soon married after a brief engagement on March 11, 1987. Two beautiful children were born of this holy union on June 7, 1988. (LaMyra Marshall) and then on June 8, 1994 (Emory E. Marshall, Jr.) After approximately fifteen years of marriage, Emory, Bonita, LaMyra and EJ (Emory, Jr.) have joined Seeds of Greatness Bible Church where we learned how to live a life of faith.
Emory overcame racial discrimination by becoming the first black mailman to serve as supervisor of the Wilmington Postal Service in the United States during his twelve years there. June 4, 2004. Emory began working at Southwest Airlines as a supply agent and later as an operations agent until his death. He was sought out as a union representative because he passionately helped agents and management excel in their careers at Southwest Airlines. While employed by Southwest Airlines, he earned his LPN license.
Emory also made a big impact in the gospel music industry by establishing his own record label and marketing company (The Rite Marketing Company). Early in their married life, Emory started Emory E. Marshall and the Perfected N Praise Chorale and recorded two hit albums. He has helped many independent artists and other industry professionals achieve success in their careers.
He is predeceased by his grandmother, Glennie Darden and his grandfather, Johnnie Darden.
Emory is survived by his lovely wife, Bonita Marshall; two children, LaMyra (Wisdom) and Emory, Jr.; his mother, Mildred Miller; siblings, Johnnie Darden, Loretta Darden, Percy Marshall, Clarence Miller; in-laws as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
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Posted by Evan W. Smith Funeral Services – Wilmington on February 20, 2022.

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