Herman 72 years young loving Husband, wonderful Daddy, best PaPa in this world, caring big brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend entered eternal rest with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at home peacefully with his loving wife and daughter Kristine at his side.
Herman the first born child of the late Odetha (Hughey) and Cleveland William Marshall was born July 1, 1940 in Coldwater, MS. Herman attended grade school in Coldwater and the family moved to Hopkins Park, IL in 1953. He attended St. Anne High School. In 1970 Herman moved to Michigan. He started out as a Meter Reader for Consumers Energy and retired as a Gaslines Pipefitter after 32 years of service. Herman was a member of Gethsamene Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. He was current president of the Male Chorus, past president of the ushers, served as Chairman of the Board and was a trustee. Herman was a proud member of the Bay County Democratic Party, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association and was past president of the Bay City NAACP Branch. Herman was known throughout this community for always lending a hand and doing a fundraiser for anyone who needed help. We will miss them famous ribs and chicken, Big Daddy!!
Herman is survived by his loving wife, Eileen Ann (Hartley) Marshall, five sons: Emeal Miles, Herman Davidson, Travis Davidson, all of IL, Antoine Marshall of IN, Jason (Estrella) Knaub of TX. Four daughters; Carmel Trowell of IL, Sharon (Richard) Desatnik of OH, Vanessa (Andrew) Laudenslager of Bay City and Kristine (Michael) Perez of Midland. Also surviving is a son-in-law, Clarence Stewart of GA. Twenty-four grandchildren; Clifton, Jerice, Shardae, Shannon, Takiya, Madison, Jay, Jameil, Javaughn, Asia, Andrew, Kadeja, Tiffany, Brittany, Richard, A.J., Jazsmin, Jaylen, Alexandria, Jaden, Peyton, Yazmin, Camilla, and Papa’s special (Bri Bri) Brianna Eileen. “Papa”, thank you for singing me “You are my sunshine” when you were so sick. Love Bri. Six great-grandchildren; Jalessici, Jayla, Timothy, Brielle, Jordan, Kamren. Five brothers; Johnny (Carolyn) Marshall, Stevie (Karyn) Marshall of MO, Melvin (Martha) Marshall of Costa Rica, Eric of W.V. and Ernest (Susie) Jefferson of IL. Five Sisters; Barbara (Louis) Selmon of MS. Janice Dillon, Janet (Larry) Thomas of MO, Cacelia (Larry) Bryant of GA and Alicia Jefferson of AZ. Brother-in-law, Leon Selmon of Detroit. Sister-in-laws; Kelly (Phillip) Knope of Bay City and Martha Russell of Saginaw. Herman is predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Stewart, sister, Beola Selmon, brothers; Lamar Love and Danny Ray Marshall. Herman was also predeceased by his in-laws; George and Eileen (Hadd) Scheidler, brothers-in-laws; Shaun Hartley, Percy Dillon and Terry Hartley.
Special thanks to doctors; Reddy, Dandamudi and Uma Cherukuri. Critical Intensive Care Nurses; Shawn, Jessica, Katrina, Carla and all who were there in our time of need. Herman’s hospice caregivers and nurses; Kathy, Carol, Tammy, Anne, Carlene, Tiffany, Terry, Lisa and Judy. Thank You!!
Funeral service will take place Saturday May 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from Gethsamene Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Alfonzo Abner will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m. There will be a time of sharing at 6:00 p.m. Friday. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.
Heavenly father up above please protect Herman the man I love.
Help him to know, help him to see that I love him and he loves me. Then O’ Lord help me to be the kind of wife he expects me to be.
Until we meet again on the other side I’ll always and forever be loving you.