His Homegoing Service will be in Greater Mt. Eagle Missionary Baptist Church, 929 State St., on Monday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Adrian Malone officiating. Visitation will that Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. PLEASE BE KIND AND WEAR A MASK.
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Marvin “Boo” Chones, 65, completed his earthly pilgrimage on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born in Racine Wisconsin on August 6, 1956, to the late J.W. and Mamie Sue Chones.
Marvin attended Racine Unified Schools graduating from St. Catherine’s High School in 1974. He attended Laurinburg Prep School in Laurinburg, North Carolina, and later went to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He moved to Michigan where he started his automotive career at Mazda Motors in 1987, and where he also met the love of his life, Yvonne Casey. They were married in 1994. Marvin continued his career in the auto industry working for Ford Motor Company. The couple later moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 2010 where Marvin accepted a promotion as superintendent at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant. Marvin trained and mentored many individuals in his 34 years of service with Ford Motor Company. Marvin leaves a legacy of love for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Yvonne Chones of Merrillville, Indiana; five children: Daniella (Leshaw)Banks of Greer, South Carolina, Michael (Lychante) Chones of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Markida Wheeler-Jedkins and Mia (Charles) Boyd, both of Racine, Wisconsin, and James Casey of Merrillville, Indiana; four grandsons, Messiah Swift and Amari Jedkins both of Racine, Wisconsin, Chance Chones of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Riley Banks of Greer, South Carolina; one brother, James (Elores) Chones of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Patricia (Curtis) Martin of Racine, Wisconsin, and Sylvia Hargrove of Killeen, Texas; two aunts, Chattie Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Clara Parker of Detroit, Michigan. Marvin is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, too many to mention. Marvin is preceded in death by his father, J.W Chones, his mother, Mamie Sue Chones, and two sisters, Jacqueline Woods and Sherry Chones.