In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Marvin Jones shared that his 6-month-old son Marlo suddenly passed away. 

He begins by sharing that his infant son, Marlo passed away on Friday. 

“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 and our son Marlito has unfortunately passed away and no longer here with us.”

The father of 5 also said that even though Marlo could not yet run, that didn’t keep him from keeping up with his siblings. 

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 “Marlo, the joy you brought to use every day with that smile and that energy was like heaven on earth. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you. We did not get the chance to hear your first words(it would have been in Spanish too) We didn’t get to see you run with your brothers and sister, you ran with them with your eyes every day.”

He finished by saying that even though Marlo is in heaven, his spirit will live on through his family.

 “We know that everything we do from here on out will be with you. Every step we take, we will think of your smile. We miss you already buddy and will forever love you. Rest peacefully our sweet baby boy. You have gained wings. “

The Detroit Lions also issued a statement offering their support to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jones family.