ForeverMissed
Born at Southview Medical Center/Hospital in Dayton, OH. *June 23, 2021-June 25, 2021*
Time, 7:02am. 
Height, 18.5 inches
Weight, 5lbs 0.6oz.
Our Sweet Baby Boy had multiple anomalies, which caused a severe heart defect leading to his Heavenly departure.

Marcus, Jr. was a Miracle Baby who fought a tough battle to meet us! The true definition of a “fighter”! Even though the odds were stacked against him… God blessed us with two days of his precious life!

We enjoyed his presence and showered him with an abundance of love. Our Guardian Angel is gone, but will never be forgotten! We will love him, forever and always! 

His wings were ready, but our hearts were not!
Lashawnda Fletcher, Mother
Marcus J. Parks Sr., Father
Evelyn Parks, Grandmother
Larry Johnson, Brother 
London Johnson, Sister 
Sayana Parks, Sister
In the arms of his Grandmother in Heaven ~Ms. Terry Ann Pearil.

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory.
Posted by Lusain Memorial on June 25, 2022
Mommy trying to hold it together…. I’ve been doing good for the most part, but man…. I just can’t believe you’re gone! This hurt me bad, Punkin! Shower us with your love from up above…. We ALL miss you! Mommy, Daddy, Larry, London and Sayana. Love you, My Sweet Baby Boy! Until we meet again! ❤️
Posted by Jassica Chinn on June 25, 2022

Thinking of you today little cousin. Love you.
Posted by Lusain Memorial on June 23, 2022
Hi Mommy’s Sweet Baby Boy….. Happy 1st Heavenly Birthday!!! I know you shining down on us…. The sun is bright and the weather is perfect! I wish you could be here to celebrate with us! We miss you so much! We sang Happy Birthday and had cupcakes on your behave, but I’d rather have you in my arms (spoiling you like crazy) and kissing those fat cheeks. Mommy think about you everyday (especially when I see 702). I wonder who you would look like and act like…. I wish I could see you grow and blossom! You’d probably be trying to walk and getting into everything, lol! And guess what?! I’d let you do whatever you want since you’re the baby of the bunch, lol! Sending Hugs and Kisses! Catch our balloons later, Punkin!
Posted by Sayana Parks on June 23, 2022
Happy birthday little bro, i miss you so much. Just sitting here writing this, I can only imagine the amount of memories we would’ve made together and as a family. I love you always, and miss you so so much.
Posted by Mena Fletch on June 23, 2022
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEPHEW, I LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!
Posted by Marcus Parks on June 23, 2022
Today would have been your first birthday. I can only imagine all the things we would of done up till now. You saying dada as your first words and seeing your smile. Happy Birthday Jr. I love and miss you.
Posted by E P on April 17, 2022
I miss Marcus J Parks Jr.  I think about him all the time. I'm so glad that I got to hold him and talk to him.  I remember that he would look up with those searching eyes.  Love you and miss you dearly.      Grandma Evelyn Parks.
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 28, 2021
I love you! When I first met you I was so happy.I will always miss you and love you forever -London ❤️
Posted by Larry Johnson on July 16, 2021
I miss you Brother ❤️ Doing everything I can to fulfill my promise I made to you ♟continue guiding me in the right direction You and granny both see I’m reaching my goals day by day u forever live through me Love y’all ❤️ #702
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 16, 2021
Today makes 3 weeks since you’ve been gone and I miss you dearly! This has been the hardest and longest 3 weeks of my life! Your pictures and videos helps me a lot! I keep my favorite pictures of you near… Especially, the one of you holding me and Dada’s fingers. Whenever I feel down and out… that picture makes me smile! You brought me so much joy in two days… What I would give to have those two days back! I thank God for you! You changed my mind about parenting and “starting over”…. I was ready for a new beginning with you… And, I was blessed with the Boy I asked God for… I was going to spoil you rotten! Anyway, Just know I am always thinking of you! I love you, My Sweet Baby Boy… My Miracle and Heavenly Best Friend ❤️❤️❤️ ~Mommy
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 15, 2021
Hi Mommy’s Big Boy… I am so glad to have received your ashes today. I wish I could hold you in my arms right now… I would love to see how much you’ve grown in the past 3 weeks. I was watching a video of you soon after birth… You were so alert and looking around! I miss you so much! Love you, My Sweet Baby Boy…. My SonShine ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 14, 2021
3 weeks ago today… I gave birth to the sweetest baby in the world! He was so precious, innocent and pure. The true definition of a fighter! I was blessed with two days to shower him with love. I didn’t want to put him down or leave his sight! My goal was to spoil him rotten, lol! We formed a strong bond in those two days… An attachment that was intentional and necessary for both of us! He was my little best friend, my 3rd heartbeat and 2nd Son! He was the joy I needed after hearing bad news along my pregnancy journey. I’m using the strength he showed me to get through this difficult time. I need him with me, but I know he’s in a better place. Punkin… Keep your hands on me! Mommy is trying hard to keep pushing! I Love & Miss You, Handsome! ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 13, 2021
To a baby so sweet, innocent and pure… I miss you so much! I love you, Punkin! ❤️ I bought two bracelets… one being an Urn bracelet, which I can carry your ashes in. I have an Urn necklace on the way too! I’ll be able to carry a small piece of you everywhere with me. Rest peacefully my little best friend! Until we meet again….❤️❤️❤️ ~Mommy
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 12, 2021
Hi Mommy’s Baby… I’m thinking of you as always… I miss you so much! I’m waiting on my Urn jewelry to arrive… I’m excited because I’ll be able to carry a small amount of your ashes with me everyday. I love you, Punkin❤️
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 11, 2021
Good Morning, My Sweet Baby Boy! I was looking at your pictures, which brings back so many memories… You were such a joy to have! I miss you so much! Sending Hugs and Kisses to Heaven for you, Punkin❤️
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 10, 2021
To My SonShine… Thanks for making my days brighter! Thinking of you brings a smile to my face, even through this difficult time. It’s hard not having you here with me, but your strength is helping me become a stronger person. I miss you so much! I love you, Punkin ❤️ ~Mommy
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 9, 2021
It’s been two weeks since you’ve been gone; The hardest weeks of my life! I miss you so much! And, I think of you, EVERYDAY! Continue to watch over me (us), Punkin! I love you, Handsome! ~Mommy
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 8, 2021
I Miss You So Much My Sweet Baby Boy! ❤️

Your Strength & Determination Motivates Me Everyday… I Love You, Punkin!❤️ ~Mommy
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 7, 2021
Love at first sight… June 23, 2021… You blessed us with your presence two weeks ago. I was so happy and relieved when I heard your little baby cry. In that moment, I knew you were okay! I was so proud of you because so many odds were against you, but you made it! You fought a tough battle to meet us! The journey was hard on me, but it was even harder for you… I thank God for giving you the strength to fight long enough to spend two days with us. I know it was a struggle for you, but you hung in there! I hope you felt extremely loved before your heavenly departure. I wish Larry and London would’ve had more time with you… It was so hard to tell them you were gone! They were so excited about having a baby brother (along with Say). You filled my heart with so much Joy the day you was born. I admired everything about you! You were perfect to me! My 3rd heartbeat❤️❤️❤️ I wish you wasn’t sick… I need you! But, I know you’re in a better place. That’s what I tell myself to ease the pain a little bit. God knows I wouldn’t want you here suffering, so he seen fit to give you your wings. Mommy need your little baby hugs and kisses right now… I see it’s going to be a hard day for me. Thinking of your strength is what keeps me going! -Your brother called as I was typing this. He needed me to check the mail for him. Guess what I seen… a piece of mail with your name on it :-) Mommy’s big boy! I love and miss you so much! I need you so bad! XOXO ❤️
Posted by Lusain Memorial on July 7, 2021
“It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you on the day God called you home”

We love and miss you, Punkin! ❤️

*Sending Hugs and Kisses to Heaven for you!*

~Mommy
Posted by E P on July 4, 2021
I miss you Marcus Parks Jr. !!!
Looking like your Father Marcus Parks Sr. and your Big Sister Sayana Parks .  I'LL Never forget how ALERT YOU WERE WHEN I WAS TALKING to You while HOLDING YOU.  Those EYES OF YOURS WERE WIDE OPEN so WERE those EARS❤ YOU most DEFINITELY WERE AWHERE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!! LOVE Always GRANDMOM EVELYN PARKS 
Posted by Jassica Chinn on July 2, 2021
Baby Marcus, you are loved, and will forever be missed. My first thought when I saw a picture of you was what a beautiful baby boy. Heaven has truly gained an angel. Love you Marcus.

To Lashawnda and family, I will continue to pray for you all. My heart goes out to you. May God provide your family with strength and unwaveringly love. Love, Jassica
Posted by Edith Crider on July 1, 2021
Mom & Family, I will always be your baby our hearts joined by love. Perfect as an Angel.
I am a part of you, though brief the time we shared. Take comfort, be healed I’m safe in loving care. Remember me with joy, lift a smile to the skies say a prayer for me. Let there be no sad goodbyes. One day we’ll meet again, a life time I will wait, you will know the little Angel with outstretched arms at Heaven’s Gate.
Lashawnda and Family My love and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Edith
Posted by E P on July 1, 2021
Sorry Marcus J. Parks Jr. that you weren't able to continue being with us due to having a heart impairment. You'll always be in Our Hearts and Thoughts. Grandmom EVELYN will miss talking to you.  From Evelyn and Dwight B. With LOVE.
Posted by Latoya Lawson on June 30, 2021
To my friend Lashawnda and family, No words can really ease the pain of the loss of your precious baby boy…I will continue to keep each of you in prayer and know that my heart goes out to each of you during this time. Although for only a short amount of time, I’m glad that he fought and held on in order to meet you and feel the love that I know each of you showered him with. So precious….now an angel who will forever be loved and missed.
Posted by Victoria Harris on June 30, 2021

I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Jr’s soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences to you all. His gentle soul will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Linda Ramsey on June 30, 2021
I’m Blessed to have meant you.
Such a precious gift gone to soon
Although you were here but a moment you left a life time of love … my Prayers and condolences go out to the family I watched the love your mom sent you with and I know forever when you smile it’ll be your thoughts of the love you carried home from birth until forever
Posted by Official Spreadgang Richi... on June 30, 2021
Love you lil bro I’m sorry you had to leave us but you somewhere way better than here , u being gone made me go harder 10x ima get rich for you lil bro continue to watch over me and guide me in the right direction tell grandma I miss her I love y’all ❤️
Posted by Troy Johnson on June 30, 2021
My prayer go out to your mom and dad and loved ones. You wasn't here long but you will be missed. Love,
your uncle Troy
Posted by Jemica Postell on June 30, 2021
Sending my Prayers and Love for your little King Marcus ❤️
Posted by Sayana Parks on June 30, 2021
To my baby brother Marcus, I was so excited when I heard I was going to be a big sister. I was thinking about all types of things I could teach you and things we could do together. I would’ve taught you how to play the game and maybe even tie your shoes! Once my dad told me you had heart problems my heart sank, I was so worried about you and your health. I’m so glad I got to see you when I did, and I got to hold you. I’ll miss you little brother and I love you so much.
Posted by Jalaina LaGree on June 30, 2021
To my nephew Marcus Parks Jr....Auntie loves you and wish I could have gotten the chance to meet you
Posted by Marcus Parks on June 30, 2021
To my Prince who was next to be a King. I love you with all my heart and it pains me to not be able to hold you or guide you in life. I know you're looking down on me and helping guide me now. You were such a beautiful soul and the time you were here you touched so many lives. I'm proud of you for fighting to give us a chance to see you and love on you. Continue to shine your love down on us until we meet again.
Posted by Mena Fletch on June 30, 2021
To my sweet handsome lovable nephew, auntie wish I could have met you and you met your because I have someone to grow up with. Since I found out your mom was pregnant with you I loved you can't wait to see you and meet you, but got a new best he needed you more and you will always be loved and missed I love you always and forever your auntie Mena and baby j
Posted by Willer Pearil on June 29, 2021
To my little great-nephew Marcus I never got a chance to make you laugh like I know I could one day I should I'm glad you came into our lives you were born to a beautiful smart intelligent one of the most wonderful person I ever met you really really love her so now you're with your grandmother and you're great mother and many more people that love you up in heaven you will be missed and always loved love you little Marcus
Posted by Terri Jones on June 29, 2021
To my dearest nephew it’s sad that I would never get the chance to meet you but god needed you more to be there with our mom she will look over you as her own they say you should never question god on decisions he makes but I know you will be in good hands transfer them hugs and kisses to our mom and tell her we miss her so much down here we love y’all watch over the rest of us until we meet again your Aunty
                                Terri
Posted by Latoya Robinson on June 29, 2021
My heart and prayers are with you and your family during this time! Know that your sweet baby boy is in the arms of your mother residing in Paradise with our Heavenly Father. I can't say I understand what you are going through because I've never experienced that kind of pain or loss but I do know you're a strong woman who has conquered so much in life. With the strength and support of your loved ones and God on your side you will get through this! It won't be easy and you will have your good days and bad days but know you are not alone and you have so many people that love you and are praying for you. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Prayers for you and your son's father and both of your families ❤️❤️❤️!!!
Posted by Lashawnda Fletcher on June 28, 2021
My Sweet Baby Boy… My “Punkin” and 3rd Heartbeat Marcus J. Parks Jr. ~6/23/21-6/25/21

He was sooooo PERFECT!!!

I miss him sooooo much!!!

My HEART is BROKEN!!!

NOBODY can prepare you for this kind of PAIN
The pain of losing a child… a BABY!!!

“Punkin”… I LOVE you soooooo much!!!❤️

I enjoyed EVERY MINUTE you were here with me!!!

I’ll cherish you, FOREVER AND ALWAYS!!!❤️

My Miracle and Blessing!

God knows how much you mean to me!❤️

Wish I could have you… FOREVER!♾

Love, Mommy❤️

*Pray for our family… We are DEVASTATED!!!

*”To my Mother “Tannaw”… Take care of my Guardian Angel

_original FB post_6/26/21

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Posted by Lusain Memorial on June 25, 2022
Mommy trying to hold it together…. I’ve been doing good for the most part, but man…. I just can’t believe you’re gone! This hurt me bad, Punkin! Shower us with your love from up above…. We ALL miss you! Mommy, Daddy, Larry, London and Sayana. Love you, My Sweet Baby Boy! Until we meet again! ❤️
Posted by Jassica Chinn on June 25, 2022

Thinking of you today little cousin. Love you.
Posted by Lusain Memorial on June 23, 2022
Hi Mommy’s Sweet Baby Boy….. Happy 1st Heavenly Birthday!!! I know you shining down on us…. The sun is bright and the weather is perfect! I wish you could be here to celebrate with us! We miss you so much! We sang Happy Birthday and had cupcakes on your behave, but I’d rather have you in my arms (spoiling you like crazy) and kissing those fat cheeks. Mommy think about you everyday (especially when I see 702). I wonder who you would look like and act like…. I wish I could see you grow and blossom! You’d probably be trying to walk and getting into everything, lol! And guess what?! I’d let you do whatever you want since you’re the baby of the bunch, lol! Sending Hugs and Kisses! Catch our balloons later, Punkin!
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Long Live Baby Parks -3/13 Trisomy 13 Awareness Day

3/13 Is National Trisomy 13 Awareness Day

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In honor of our Sweet Baby Boy, Jr… Who would’ve been going on 9 months. We would like to recognize our Trisomy 13 Warrior today. He was diagnosed with this Rare Chromosome condition (also known as Patau Syndrome) about midway through my pregnancy. Healthcare professionals told us our Son could pass away before or within 1-7 days after his birth. Born 6/23/21… God blessed us with two amazing days with our Miracle Baby. Unfortunately, He had severe heart complications, which is related to Patau Syndrome, that caused his Heavenly departure on 6/25/21. Jr, fought a tough fight to meet us✨ I’ll forever cherish the 8 months I carried him, his birth, his 2 days of life and the memories, which comes to mind EVERYDAY!!! I miss and love him soooo much!!! Thank God for choosing ME to be his Mother‍
After learning of his condition, I started doing research (beyond what I learned from the Healthcare Professionals). Surprisingly… I did not find one African American baby/family who has been through what we were going through during our journey. I hope to bring more awareness of this condition, so other parents & families of ALL backgrounds…. can share their experiences! Which, could help someone else who’s devastated, loss and afraid after receiving such life changing news. Just know… You are NOT alone!
~Patau Syndrome: Is a genetic disorder which a person has 3 copies of genetic material from Chromosome 13, instead of the usual 2 copies. This syndrome occurs in about 1 out of 10,000 newborns. Most cases are NOT passed down through families (inherited). There’s no specific treatment. Treatments varies from child to child, and depends on specific symptoms. This paragraph is cited from Mount Sinai website.
-LONG LIVE BABY PARKS
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My Precious Gift ❤️

My Sweet Baby Boy would’ve been 6 weeks old today!! I wish I could love on him right now!! I miss him so much!! Love you, Mommy’s SonShine❤️ 8/4/21

A month ago today… I was blessed with you❤️

7/21/21…. I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since I gave birth to you. That was one of the best days of my life! To finally have a chance to hold and love on you was the best feeling in the world. I would hold you all day and night… I loved every minute of it too! I miss the joy I felt having you here with me; it’s heartbreaking only having memories to rely on. I will cherish our days together, forever and always! I love you, My Sweet Baby Boy ❤️ 4 weeks is too long without you! I miss you! XOXO ❤️ ~Mommy
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Shared by Marcus Parks on March 8, 2022
I'm sitting just thinking of what we would be talking about right now. What I would be saying to you or showing you. We didn't have a lot of time together but the time we did have you touched my heart ♥️. I'm sure we meet again and have all the conversations we've missed. Love Dad.

Hi Mommy’s Punkin❤️

Shared by Lusain Memorial on September 14, 2021
Time is truly flying…. To think you would be 3 months tomorrow ALREADY!! Lol I know you would be such a big boy…. I wish I could see you grow! I would love to see each and every milestone you have… I miss you so much! Love you, My Sweet Baby Boy ❤️ ~Mommy

XOXO ❤️

Shared by Lusain Memorial on September 10, 2021
Mommy just wanted to tell you… I love and miss you! Sending hugs and kisses, my Sweet Baby Boy! ❤️ Good Night!