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Marvin Jones’ infant son, Marlo, passes away

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Tragic news for the Jones family.

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This weekend brought some tragic news for the Detroit Lions family. Marvin Jones Jr. announced on Instagram that his youngest son, Marlo, has passed away. Marlo, who was born earlier this past summer, was the fifth child between Marvin and his wife Jazmyn.

Jones left this heartbreaking message on Instagram:

Yesterday the Lord called home a piece of my family’s heart, Marlo. It is hard to believe that our little angel, our fighter from day one, our son “Marlito” has unfortunately passed away and is no longer here with us. Marlo, the joy that you brought to us everyday, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on earth. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you. We did not get the chance to hear your first words (It would’ve been in Spanish too) ☺️. We didn’t get to see you run with your brothers and sister, you ran with them with your eyes everyday. We know that everything that We do from here on out will be with you. Every step we take, you will be with us. Whenever we have a bad day, We will think of your smile. We miss you already buddy and will forever love you. Rest peacefully our sweet baby boy. You have gained your wings.

The Detroit Lions offered this statement on Saturday evening.

Keep the Jones family in your thoughts tonight.