Taji "Marley Garcia" Simon, Jr.
July 31, 1998  -  October 14, 2018

Taji "Marley Garcia" Simon, Jr.

Traditional Two Day Visitation
Escude Funeral Home of Mansura
6608 Porterie St.
Mansura, LA  71350
Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Star Light Baptist Church
935 LA Highway 453
Marksville, LA  71351
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Funeral Service
Star Light Baptist Church
935 LA Highway 453
Marksville, LA  71351
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Funeral services for Taji “Marley Garcia” Simon, Jr. of Houston will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Starlight Baptist Church of Marksville with Rev. Van Keith Jones officiating. Visitation will take place at Escude Funeral Home of Mansura on Friday, October 19th, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will reopen Saturday morning at the church in Marksville at 9:00am. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.

Taji Rashad Simon, Jr. was born on July 31st, 1998 in Alexandria, LA to Wakena Williams and Taji Simon, Sr. He was baptized at a very young age and was a member of Starlight Baptist Church. Taji was a 2016 graduate of Marksville High School. He was also active in football and basketball, but his true passion was for music. After he completed high school he followed his dream. His days were spent in his new hometown of Houston where he became signed to a record label, Rap-A-Lot. His music was loved by young and old. Taji departed this life on Sunday, October 14th, 2018. He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Wakena Williams; father, Taji Simon, Sr.; three sisters, Taje Simon, Kaelyn Simon, and Kierra Simon all of Marksville; three brothers, Trae Williams, Rashad Simon, both of Marksville, and Terrence Williams of Alexandria; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth Williams & Roy McGlory; paternal grandmother, Gwendolyn Simon. He is also survived a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a nephew, Tayden Williams, his god-parents, Rose Laurent and Kirk Carmouche, Sr.; and a very special friend Robriauna Bergeron of Marksville. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lionel Simon; uncle, Lionel Kelly “Poochie”.


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  1. Alexis Alexander
    Marksville, LA

    R.I.H. Marley G you will be missed by many and loved by plenty get your rest baby boy

  2. Tarkesha Harris
    Beaumont, TX

    My heart goes out to the family. Im sorry for the lost of yur love one. My his soul Rest in peace😢

  3. cheryl silvey
    Hinestom, LA

    praying you will lean on God at this time , My deepest condolence to this family

  4. Gwen Simon
    Marksville, LA

    To my lovely grandson,you will always be in Momo heart ,you were before fame and after death, if I had, you had , if I didn’t I went found it,l will always love you, tell grandpa Lionel hi and to take care of you until I see y’all again, love you baby boy

  5. Dana Lemoine
    Hessmer, LA

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  6. Sylvia Webb
    Cottonport, LA

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences. I pray God gives you the strength to sustain during this trying time.

  7. Albert & Warkietha Antwine
    Cincinnati, OH

    Our heart and prayers go out to the family. He has earned his wings and forever will be present in the spirit. Sending love and hugs from your cousins in Cincinnati, Oh.

  8. Demple Prater
    Cottonport, LA

    My prayers, sympathy and condolences to the family. Just remember he is flying in Heaven with the Angels. He left a legency and fond memories of this Earth.

  9. LaToya Haney (Cousin Toya)
    Alexandria, LA

    My heart is very broken by his death. He was living a good life pursuing his dream. Finally made it Big. He didn't deserve this. I'm so sorry this has happened to him. Prayer's for his family🙏🏽

  10. Vicki Kirk-Lavalais
    Cottonport, LA

    Sending Prayers for the family ... May God Watch over you all 💙🕊

  11. Gail Leviege
    Mansura, LA

    My prayers n condolences are with the family. RIP Marley “G”

  12. Gail Leviege
    Mansura, LA

    My prayers n condolences are with the family. RIP Marley “G”

  13. Travis Thomas
    Bunkie, LA

    Your voice is still heard TJ you will be truely missed family is in my prayers love you nephew always

  14. Kiara
    Marksville, LA

    you we’re the sun in my day & star in my night with a smile brighter than light, watch over me my king i love you always i love you forever

  15. Kim Roy
    Hessmer, LA

    So sorry for your loss cousin. Praying for your strength and guidance. Love you

  16. Kimble Browders
    Gulfport, MS

    My Prayers are with you and your family!

  17. Damario
    Marksville, LA

    I knew him all my life family an all

  18. Paula Lavallais-Jenkins
    Marksville, LA

    William and Simon family can you have my deepest condolences may God strengthen and bless you in your time of need rest easy Marley G

  19. Kiki Bains
    Atlanta, GA

    May God Strengthen the family and friends through this hard time. God made a promise to us we will see our loved ones again . Look for that promise. Prayers sending your way.

  20. Amira
    Simmesport, LA

    Inspiration #LLMG💔🤧😪

  21. James Rachal
    Alexandria, LA

  22. Taleshia James
    , LA

    My prayers are with you. Continue to have faith and look to the hills which cometh your help. Know God will never leave or forsake you and he won't put more on us than we can bear. God will see you thru this .

  23. Kiisha Lewis
    Alexandria, LA

    End of life never means End of memories!! We love u Marley G!! Get your rest Baby Boy!! U will forever be in our heart!!

  24. Nicki
    Cottonport, LA

    Rest In Paradise Taji! I’ll always remember your smile & how I enjoyed your party a few months ago. Until we meet again . Rest In Peace ❤️

  25. Eddriana Kendricks
    Alexandria, LA

    May god heal all the broken hearts in this tragic death God needed you more . Condolences to the family of TJ .

  26. Crystal Larcart
    Lake Charles, LA

    Wakena my prayer's are with you and your family

  27. Jaquille
    Simmesport, LA

    May You Rest In Peace & Your Family Be Given Strength They Need To Get By

  28. Veronica Berry
    Mansura, LA

    Sorry for your loss and family have my deepest sympathy.

  29. BRIDGETTE Heath

    May you Rest in Peace Marley "G".

  30. LaQuanda Dobison McGlory
    Alexandria, LA

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord🙏🏾Fly High baby boy...nanny love you and will miss you forever 👼🏾🕊🕊

  31. Nell Blevins
    Acme, LA

    Gwen & family, my heart breaks for you for this senseless act. May God bring peace to your family. Sending prayers. Love Nell

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