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Notes: Kelly Stafford ‘in awe’ of Jones family’s strength and love following son’s passing

Kelly’s heartfelt tribute features an insight to just how strong the Jones family is.

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Just days after losing their youngest child, Kelly Stafford wrote a heartfelt tribute revealing just how strong and family-first the Jones family is.

Marvin and Jazmyn Jones announced the sudden passing of their infant son, Marlo, on Friday. Both parents posted photos with their child, describing their love and heartache.

”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,” Marvin wrote on Instagram.

“As I laid my sweet baby boy to rest today; I am still in disbelief that he gained his wings. My heart hurts knowing I will never get to hold you again Marlo, but I know you will forever be with me buddy,” Jazmyn wrote.

While these words are clearly from loving parents, Kelly Stafford provided some extra insight on how the Jones family is handling the tragedy.

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Matthew and I always talk about how amazing the Jones are at being parents. We are constantly asking what their secrets are because kids are the most polite, well behaved, well rounded children we know. The Jones are the definition of family over everything.. and when I say family, I am not only talking about Marv, jaz, and their kids.. I am talking about everyone they love. They put everyone before themselves. They are the most genuinely kind people we know. It is such an honor and privilege to call them friends. I know it breaks everyone who knows them, even those who don’t, to see this tragedy happen to them. It’s something that is impossible to understand and impossible to be not somewhat angry about. But when speaking with jaz she said one thing that put me in awe.. she said we can’t dwell on “why,” we just have to know God had a reason. It truly shows how strong this woman is. I know with the strength Marv and jaz have, the strength and values they have instilled in their kids... and with the help of their guardian angel.. this family will heal, with time. I couldn’t imagine how many prayers have already been said for these amazing people and how much more God will be hearing about them. They are truly a remarkable family and I hope everyone who reads this takes a second to pray for them. We love you so much Jones family and we know Marlo is looking down on all of you with that big beautiful smile. Rest In Peace sweet boy.

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“The Jones are the definition of family over everything.. and when I say family, I am not only talking about Marv, jaz, and their kids.. I am talking about everyone they love. They put everyone before themselves,” Kelly writes.

She goes on to say how she was amazed by Jazmyn’s strength.

“When speaking with jaz she said one thing that put me in awe.. she said we can’t dwell on ‘why,’ we just have to know God had a reason. It truly shows how strong this woman is. I know with the strength Marv and jaz have, the strength and values they have instilled in their kids... and with the help of their guardian angel.. this family will heal, with time,’ she said.

The Lions honored Marlo before Sunday’s home game with a moment of silence:

And Kerryon Johnson honored Marvin Jones with a touchdown celebration.

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