October 6, 1977 - March 18, 2014
Marco Taliferus Butler, 36, of Kankakee, IL, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Presence St. MaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Lax Mortuary with time set aside from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. for friends to share their favorite memory of Marco. On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Services at 10:30 A.M. at House of Prayer Apostolic Church of God, Kankakee, IL. Pastor Claudius Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory. On Thursday, October 6, 1977, the breath of the Almighty God entered into a baby boy to be called Marco Taliferus (middle name of Godfather Booker T. Davis) Butler. This man-child was borne to the union of Roscoe and Carolyn Butler. His status was and remains to this day as the youngest of three siblings: Virginia, Craig and Jamone. Marco (often referred to as Mr. T.) was groomed under the tutelage of two sets of God-loving God-parents: Willis and Sarah Barlow, along with Deacon Booker and Pastor Ella M. Davis. Marco was baptized in JesusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ name at the House of Prayer Apostolic Church of God by Pastor Ella Mae Davis. Marco attended Kankakee High School, but later received his GED. At a young age, Marco began to show a natural talent for playing the piano. This natural ability began to manifest itself as he grew older. Marco was blessed to have had the opportunity to be called father by two beautiful daughters, Brianna and Kyra, and to share a meaningful relationship with one Ms. Trina Tucker, their mother. The love the two girls have for their father is almost indescribable. There remains an unmistakable bond between Brianna, Kyra and Marco. On any given day, you could expect Brianna and Kyra to comment on how much they loved their father. A twinkle could be spotted in MarcoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes when he was with his two daughters. It is known as REAL LOVE. Marco was employed by two local factories, but soon became aware of the fact that he had a real knack for buying, restoring and selling cars. This ability allowed Marco to be a blessing to many of his family members and friends. A unique bond of love was always on display between Marco and his two older brothers: Craig, Sr. and Jamone. It became a known fact that the relationship between Jamone and Marco was more like father and son than siblings. In their own way, the three brothers thanked God for their relationship. Their love for each other is contagious and many would make mention of the love that was shared between Craig, Jamone and Marco. Marco possessed a real flair for fashion. It was not uncommon for him to be the center of attention at an event because of his attire. (It is thought that this may be a trait passed on to him by his mother, Carolyn). In fact, Craig and Jamone dressed Marco for his departure with this in mind: Ã¢â‚¬Å"We are dressing Marco like he has somewhere to go, so when he gets there he will be ready.Ã¢â‚¬Â I say Ã¢â‚¬Å"Let the Church say Amen!Ã¢â‚¬Â Marco and his father, Roscoe, enjoyed a very special relationship. The family would often joke about the fact that Marco spoke on the third Tuesday of the month and Roscoe would answer on the fourth Thursday. True love may be quiet but it runs. Roscoe and CarolynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s memories of Marco will include the fact that MarcoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s heart was made glad whenever he could be on the giving end and that was quite frequently. Marco (now known as Lil Lo) will best be remembered for his giving attitude. In his quiet demeanor rested a sincere desire to help anybody, somebody and everybody. His gentle disposition coupled with his spirit of generosity caused those around him to feel fortunate to be considered his friend. Marco spared no expense when it came to making others happy. His zest for life always included and respected others. His smile was infectious and his no-payback attitude will be forever branded in our hearts and minds. He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Brianna and Kyra Butler of Kankakee, IL; his parents, Roscoe and Carolyn Butler of Kankakee, IL; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Craig and Terecita Butler of Kankakee, IL and Jamone Butler (Tammie) of Bourbonnais, IL; paternal grandmother, Clotee Murray of Pembroke Township, IL; his companion, Katrina Tucker of Kankakee, IL; maternal aunt and uncle, Carmen Brewer of Calumet Park, IL and Wayne Hawkins of Des Moines, IA; paternal uncles and aunts, Curley (Pearline) Butler of Harvey, IL, Cozette Beloach and Mildred Johnson, both of Chicago, IL, Curtis (Cleatie) Butler and Agnes Smith, all of Pembroke Township, IL, Larry (Taren Howard) Murray of Kankakee, IL, Joyce (Alan) Williams, Elliott Butler, Terry (Shareese) Butler, Angelo Butler and Phyllis (Herbert) Williams, all of Detroit, MI; special friends, Brian Odeneal, Darren Samuels, Willie Norwood, Denaro Smith, Cornelius King, Quan Shaw, Christopher Moore, Greg Walls and Lionel Mayo, all of Kankakee, IL and Delmond Bledsen of Alabama. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Higgins; his maternal grandmother, Carrie Dallas; his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Fred Hawkins and Roscoe Butler Sr.; a nephew, Rakim Butler and his Godparents, Sarah and Willis Barlow Sr. and Pastor Ella and Deacon Booker T. Davis. My God is Awesome/ He can move mountains/ Keep me in the valley/ Hide me from the rain/ My God is Awesome/ Heals me when IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m broken/ Strength where IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been weakened/ Forever He will reignÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I never lost my hope, I never lost my joy I never lost my faith But most of all, I never lost my praise So, Let the Church Say AMEN!
Marco Taliferus Butler, 36, of Kankakee, IL, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Presence St. MaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Lax Mortuary with time set aside from 6:00 P.M. until... View Obituary & Service Information
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