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In loving memory of Marcus Deon Golden a.k.a “Buddy”

Marcus was born January 18th 1993 in Seattle Washington, to Serwa Ashford and Marcus Golden. Marcus was raised in Seattle, WA (the CD) where he attended Zion Preparatory Academy, Washington Middle School, Ingraham High School and Seattle Public School’s Aviation Program. Marcus was a very happy person who loved life to the fullest. At a young age Marcus developed a passion for gaming and IT software development. Marcus later found his calling in the music industry as a rapper and writer performing under the name “NBA Makko Drip God”.

Marcus was a devoted and loving father to all his children (biological and extended). Marcus was called home to be with the lord on March 30th 2021.

Marcus is preceded in death by his great grandmother Ollie Little, grandfather Willie Golden, cousin’s Russel Howard, Deon L. Tyson, and Demario Davis

Marcus leaves to mourn his grandparents Phyllis & Dau Epamynondas, Aurvis Golden, Earl Ellis Ashford (Shelly Ashford), father Marcus Golden, mother Serwa Ashford, siblings; Naomi Ashford, Makaela Golden, Mykah Golden, Jaelin Cornelius, Jasmyn Montgomery Hughes, hid beloved children 6 year old Julius Golden (Jessica Brown) & 2 year old Julieauna Golden (Ashley Lane), and a host of aunts, uncles, cousin’s & friend’s.

Those who knew Buddy would say that he was a comedian, stubborn and set in his ways but always wore a smile.

We love and miss you dearly Buddy!

Memorial service will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 2PM

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