Marco Qualls

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 19, 2005

Services for Marco Qualls, of Chicago, were 11 a.m. Monday,Sept. 19 at Progressive Baptist Church with burial in AbrahamLincoln National Cemetery.

Mr. Qualls, 74, died Sept. 13, 2005. He was born in Lucien onOct. 10, 1930, to Sam and Dolly Qualls.

He was educated in Franklin County. He served in the Korean Warfrom 1951 to 1953 before being honorably discharged. He madeChicago his home and worked there for 25 years at U.S. Steel. In1956 he married Armentha Hannibal, who preceded him in death. InJuly 1982, he united with Progressive Baptist Church and wasordained as a deacon on Dec. 10, 2000. He served faithfully in theSunday 5 a.m. Prayer Band, Victory Club, C.R. McCalpin Mission,Sunday School Class No. 2 and the Ralph Collins Male Chorus. He wasalso a faithful worker with the Christian Rescue Missions. Hemarred Lillian B. Parnell on Oct. 31, 1987.

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Preceding him in death were his father, Sam; and his firstwife.

Survivors are his wife, Lillian; two sons, Melvin Hannibal, ofNew Jersey, and Charles Qualls, of Chicago; five daughters,Latricia Riley, Rhonda Hannibal, Tara Jenkins, R. Sheree ParnellBooth and M. Alicia Parnell; his mother, Beatrice, of Monticello;five brothers, Herbert, Stan, of Brookhaven, Nolen, of Jackson,Ernest, of Tylertown, and Vernell, of Brookhaven; three sisters,Rubinetta Short, of Detroit, Mich., Jacqueline Evans, ofMonticello, and Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, of Nashville, Tenn.; ninegrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces,nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.