Marah Martin-Boone

May 26, 2014

Martin-Boone, Marah Obituary

Marah Janelle Martin-Boone was born October 19, 1970, in Washington, DC, to the late Floyd J. Martin and Arcelia (Ardi) Martin.  On Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, after spending a fun filled Holiday with family, and returning home, later in the evening,   Marah made her transition.

Marah attended school in Greenbelt Maryland, and graduated from  Eleanor Roosevelt High School in 1989.  She joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church as a young child and was a faithful member of the Rosebuds (Children’s choir), the Junior Usher Board and  finally fulfilled her dream to become a member of the Young Adult Usher Board of Mt. Sinai. She was very dedicated to her faith and loved the Lord.

Growing up, Marah’s dream was to become  an entertainer. To that end, in school, she played several musical instruments including the flute, violin and piano and loved all genres of music.  As a teenager and young adult she seriously entertained the idea of becoming a Rap Artist  writing encouraging rhyme to boost the self- esteem of young girls.  In 1991, in pursuit of her dream, she accepted a part-time position with Radio Station WPGC in Maryland , working in the Research Department.  While working there, management recognized her strong work ethic, her enthusiasm for the music industry and hired her full-time in the Promotions Department. Make no mistake about it, this was Marah’s dream job, she worked tirelessly and frequently spoke of her work at WPGC as her stepping stone to stardom.  She often  came home from work   spilling over with the names of the entertainers she had met, her conversations with them,  never failing to  “pump” them for the inside scoop about the music industry and  even convincing some to listen her demo tapes.  Those years of working at WPGC, 1991 – 1993 were some of the most exciting times of her life.  Although working at WPGC was her dream job and she thought nothing could surpass it at the time, for Marah, the best was yet to come!  In 1993, her son Marcus was born and everything else fell by the wayside, EVEN  WPGC.  Marah changed careers, obtained a position in the Health Care industry and devoted herself totally to  raising  “Markie, ” never failing to encourage him to pursue his passion as an artist,  and being the best Mother she could be. She was a proud Mother  and did a phenomenal job raising a fine young man , who makes his family proud.

In 2012 Marah married Jeffrey Boone.  Prior to their decision to marry, Jeff  and Marah had been friends for a number of years.   To this union, Bri’Elle Faith Boone was born and another light was added to the family.  Marah was so happy to have a “little girl, ” and although it took her a little time to get used to ribbons, bows and frilly dresses, Marah rose to the occasion and Bri’ Elle is quite the little “girly, girl.” Bri’Elle is the spitting image of her Father, with the personality of her Mother, and we believe an entertainer in the making!
 
Marah leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Jeffrey Boone, her son Marcus Floyd Martin, her daughter Bri’Elle Faith Boone; her Mother,  Arcelia (Ardi) Martin, two sisters, Michelle Martin of Washingon, DC, Cicely  Martin-Givens & Kelso of Severn, Maryland, Two nieces  Indya Martin & Imani Givens; Two uncles,  Gene Kearney of Warrenton NC, Jim Martin of Long Island, NY; two Aunts, Bettie Clapp of Long Island, NY, Geraldine Smith of Gibsonville, NC; Her “Auntie”, Lovie Carolina of Riverside, CA; Her Mother-in-Law Shirley White of Laurel, Maryland,  and Family; With Marah’s  fun-loving and outgoing personality, she endeared many friends, including her close friends,  Vicki & Bernard Barnes;  Dana Alston-Ways; Carlton Wesley; Sherrice Thomas,  and a host of extended family and friends.

We love you Marah and will  miss you terribly, but we have comfort in knowing your spirit will remain with us.




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June 6, 2014
10:00 a.m.

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Mount Sanai Baptist Church

1615 Third Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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June 6, 2014
11:00 a.m.

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Mount Sanai Baptist Church

1615 Third Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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