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In Loving Memory of Markus D. Goldson

Markus D. Goldson | Kendal Wade Funeral Home LLC
Markus D. Goldson | Kendal Wade Funeral Home LLC

Markus D. Goldson

October 31, 1982 - June 1, 2024



((Please send all flowers and other condolence items directly to the Church)

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Viewing 10:00am

Service 11:00am

Clinton Baptist Church

8701 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD 20735

Markus Dupree Goldson, aka "District Son", 41, of Upper Marlboro, MD, departed this life on Saturday, June 1, 2024.  Markus was born in New Haven, CT on October 31, 1982, to Mark A. Tyson and Angela T. Goldson Johnson.

His earlier education was with River Terrace Elementary School, Washington, DC and Eastern High School, Washington DC.  He was proud of his River Terrace community and established a lifelong bond with his River Terrace family.  After moving to CO, Markus attended Thunder Ridge High School, Highlands Ranch, CO and the Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO.

Markus had a passion for football and possessed a natural ability for it.  While still living in DC, he played football for the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club #14 and Marshall Heights Pop Warner League.  While he had established a lifelong bond with his River Terrace family, he also had a lifelong bond with his brothers and sisters of #14 and Marshall Heights.  To continue with his passion for football, Markus became a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan.

Markus worked as a Pharmacy Technician for Walgreens and Costco for several years.  After returning to MD, he resumed working for Costco. While with both companies, he made friends and acquaintances with the staff.


Renowned for his jovial spirit and infectious smile, Markus was a beacon of light. He shared lots of compassion, kindness, laughter, and love. Upon his return to DC to be with his "fam" as he affectionately stated, he gave a beautiful bouquet of lilies to his mother, every week.

Markus shared the Word of God through texting scriptures (daily), bible studies, prayers, and his Spiritual Warfare CD.  He was very passionate and excited about his spiritual life and his love for God.  Many persons were impacted by the passion and excitement he exhibited.  In honoring the life and legacy of Markus, we pay tribute to a young man whose laughter and love brightened the lives of all who knew him, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those he touched.  His remarkable journey embodies a legacy of faith and joy that will be cherished forever.

Markus was preceded in death by his dad Mark A. Tyson; his maternal grandparents Bertram and Carolyn Goldson; paternal grandparents James and Malnor Gray; and Uncle Butchie.  Markus leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: mother Angela T. Goldson Johnson; his Colorado mother Darci Tyson; sisters Cydney and Jenna Tyson; niece Adaleena Ibarra; nephew Javier Ibarra; favorite aunt Cloressa Goldson-Gondwe (Andrew); uncles Darnell Goldson (Tosha); Philip Goldson; Charles Goldson (Tamika); Bertram Goldson III (Chanelle); Bruce Tyson (Sharon); and Eric Gray (Niki); bonus dad Marvin Johnson, Sr.; bonus brother Marvin Johnson, Jr.; godmother Francoise Gedepoh; godson Derrick Koonce, Jr.; and a multitude of cousins, family, and friends.

Please leave your condolences on our online guest book below.

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4 minutes ago

Angie, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved son. There are no words that can express the depth of sorrow we feel for your loss. May Markus rest in peace.

LaSharn and Shaun


3 hours ago

My prayers and condolences to the family. Brother Marcus you are and will be missed. I’m use to waking up everyday looking and all our brothers responding to the daily bread (scripture). I’m mad at myself for not hooking up with y’all at your home and the get together at my moms house some weeks back. From this point on I’m going to check on our brothers in the chat like we talked about. We will continue to send that daily bread out cause that’s what you would’ve wanted us to do. Love you lil bro. GG


14 hours ago

Angela I can only imagine what you are going through. May Jehovah wrap you in his arms during this difficult time.


17 hours ago

Sister Angela;

I am truly saddened to hear about Brother Marcus’ passing…Stay encouraged!!! “Father Knows Best”…


a day ago

Sending hugs and prayers of strength and love. Cousin Trina

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