The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 29, 2018 at the New Hope Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 26, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Marcel Vanshun Hooks was born on May 23, 1978 in Sumter County, Georgia to the parentage of Mr. Earl J. Hooks and Mrs. Doris Hooks Rumph. His grandparents Mr. Earl and Dorothy Hooks and Mr. Clifford and Emma Clyde Jones and one brother, Mr. Jermiere Hooks, preceded him in death. He received his education from Macon County School Systems. He pursued his education at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and later transferred to Darton State College, where he played baseball for both.
Marcel was loved by his family and friends. He had a smile that would light up the room. He enjoyed racing and often called himself the CEO of his father and uncle racing franchise, Hooks Boyz Racing and a dedicated and devoted member of the Hot Boyz Racing Family.
He was currently employed by Easterlin Pecan Company in Montezuma, Georgia. He was previously employed at Blue Bird as a line technician. He often talked too much but ensured his job was done.
An everlasting legacy is left to his daughters, Mozzie Ellis, Warner Robins, Georgia and Aysharia Banks, Americus, Georgia; a son he reared as his own, Jamal Smith, Warner Robins, Georgia; his parents, Mr. Earl Jonas Hooks (LaTonia) Marshallville, Georgia and Doris Hooks Rumph (Henry) Garden Valley, Georgia; three sisters, Shernika Hooks-Hicks (Morris) Byron, Georgia, LaShondra Hooks, Warner Robins, Georgia, and Greenena Greene, Montezuma, Georgia; one brother, Anthony Earl Hooks, Marshallville, Georgia; a devoted cousin, Alicia (Torrence) Warren, Byron, Georgia; a special niece, Daija Worley, Byron, Georgia; a young but devoted cousin, Jaevyn Hinton Jones; uncles, Kelly Hooks, Hartford, Connecticut, Karl (Tammy) Hooks, Montezuma, Georgia, Johnny C. (Charlie Mae) Jones, Jacksonville, Florida, Charlie Earl (Louise) Jones, Decatur, Georgia, Walter C. (Marilyn) Jones, Clifford (Patricia) Jones, Bennie (Betty) Jones, Tommie (Geraldine) Jones, and James (Liz) Jones, all of Garden Valley, Georgia; aunts, Bertha Mae Barron, Gloria Jean Storey (Richard) all of Montezuma, Georgia, Janet (John) Taylor, Detroit. Michigan, Jessie Clyde Henderson, Decatur, Georgia, Emma (Ronald) Duncan, Ideal, Georgia; great uncles, Bill (Carrie) Thomas Rochester NY, Charles (Ila) Thomas, Lawrenceville, Georgia; great aunts, Hattie (Willie) Jackson, Decatur, Georgia, Bettye (Clyde) Zachary, Fort Valley, Georgia, Barbara Parker, Rochester, New York, Mary (Warren) Thomas, Rochester, New York, Joan Granville, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.