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June 3, 1964 ~ January 31, 2019 (age 54)
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Marion Lavern “Bumma” Sledge, a native of Baldwin County, AL, and a resident of Mobile, AL, gained his wings and transitioned from this life to his eternal life, on January 31, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Marion was born on June 3, 1964, in Fairhope, AL, to his parents, Norman Jackson, Sr., and Betty Jean Jackson. As an adolescent, Marion was baptized at Good Samaritan Baptist Church in Fairhope, AL. The last 10 years, he attended City Hope Church, Mobile Campus location, where his infectious smile and handshakes will truly be missed by all the members who worshiped with him. Family and friends were always a priority to him. His happiest moments occurred when friends and family gathered together and made memories that will live on forever.
Marion lived with his adored aunt, Ruth “Sis” Dardin, in Omaha, NE, where he graduated from Douglas County High School. After returning to Alabama, he attended Bishop State Community College, where he enjoyed barbering and electrical programs. Marion was also a successful carpenter and owner of Sledge Framing, through which he left his footprints in Baldwin and Mobile Counties in numerous home construction projects. Marion found joy in fishing and shrimping.
Not just the catching, but in grilling, frying, and serving it up. His greatest passion was music. He easily got lost in playing the bass, drums, and guitar, and in hours of listening to his collection of music.
Marion is preceded in death by his brothers, Roderick Sledge and Marcus Jackson. Marion is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Corlette Lee Sledge. He leaves to cherish: his three daughters, Aries Harris, Nycole (Norris) Jordan, and Sydnee Sledge; four sons, Dominic Lee, Ivan Harris, Vincent Lee, and Spencer Lee; parents, Norman Jackson, Sr., and Betty Jackson; ten treasured grandchildren; brothers, Melvin (Dannell) Sledge and Norman (Lindsey) Jackson, Jr.; sisters, Brandy (Elijah) White, Alex Jackson, and Jordan Jackson; father-in-Law, David Lee, Sr.; brother and sisters-in-law, David (Althea) Lee, Jr., Dwayne (Betty) Lee, Dorothea (Barry) Menafee, and Harriett (Randy) Wilson; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends who were blessed to know him.