Marvin Navarro McQuitty Jr.

August 30, 1966September 11, 2012

Marvin Navarro McQuitty Jr, the world-renowned, quintessential drummer, departed this life on September 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas at the age of forty-six after a lengthy battle with illness. Marvin made his mark in the music industry as a trend setting drummer who over the course of his career accompanied virtually every major artist in contemporary gospel and many mainstream artists as well. He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife, Kimberly, two loving daughters, Marielle and Simone, parents, Grace McQuitty of Michigan and Marvin (Cora) McQuitty, Sr. of Alabama, five sisters: Aprill (Kenneth) Brown of Michigan, Inger McQuitty Bouldes of Indiana, Desiree (Christopher) Bouldes of Michigan, Joyeaux (Bradley) Pittman of Texas, and Sabrina McQuitty of Panama, two brothers: Sean McQuitty of Michigan and Michael McQuitty of Panama, parents-in-law, Filmore and Beverly Bouldes of Michigan, sister-in-law, Wanda (Marvin) Wilson of Michigan, two brothers-in-law, Filmore (Joyua) Bouldes, Jr. of Michigan and Mark Bouldes of Indiana, loving godparents, Jacob and Albie Bird of Michigan, several nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends too numerous to count. Services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11 am at his home church, Grace Church of Humble, in Humble, Texas.

A celebration of Marvin's life will be held in Detroit at Straight Gate International Church on Wednesday, September 19th, at 11 am.


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 17, 2012

Marvin Navarro McQuitty Jr.

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Hendryx McCoy

September 17, 2013

To the family of Mr. Marvin Mcquitty, I pray that God continues to comfort you in this difficult time. I've been a drummer since I was 11 and I'm so grateful and thankful to my Heavenly Father that He entrusted me with this gift to be a blessing to others. Mr. Marvin was and will always be a inspiration in my heart forever. I love you and may God continue to keep and bless you!
Hendryx McCoy
Lancaster, South Carolina

Kaleb Viljoen

August 13, 2013

I know that this is abit late and I do not wish to upset the family, however I would like to express my condolences and deepest sympathy to the Mcquitty Family at large.
I have never had the privilege to meet The Great Marvin Mcquitty Jr in the flesh, however he has always been a great inspiration to me an many others. His humility and kind hearted nature was heard in his music. Even though I have never met him, he expressed himself in his music and still today when I listen to him play, I feel that connection, that sense of love, fun and family...
He will always live on through his music.
He is now playing with the choir of angels in eternity and some day we all will see God together and have fellowship with Him...
Be blessed family and know that you are always in my prayers...

Cape Town South Africa

nelson okarie

August 8, 2013

marvin was a deep source of inspirations 2 me on drums i love his style of drumming i pray dat God will grant him true eternal rest in his bossom R.I.P marvin

October 25, 2012

To the wife and daughters as well the mother and siblings of Marvin McQuitty, I pray the all mighty God will continue to comfort each of you through this transition in your lives. I did not have the honor of knowing Marvin personally, but his sister Desiree Bouldes spoke highly of him, and I know it's my lost I never had the opportunity to meet him. God Bless and keep you. (MHill Det,MI)

lee williams

October 18, 2012

Love. Marvin. Style. Of. Playing. Drums. Wish. I. Could. Have. Met. Personally. But. He. Seem. To. Be. Cool. And. Laid. Back. Person. God. Blessed. The. Family. A great. Person. Will. Be. Missed

Lawanda Jones

September 20, 2012

I was saddened to hear about the recent passing of Marvin. I have been a fan of his for years. He will be missed.

Michael Shy

September 20, 2012

My prayers are with The McQuitty Family......So sorry for your loss.
Grace and Peace

September 20, 2012

Kimmy and daughters our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Know that you are loved.
Love and God Bless, the Demings family
Sonny, Letha, Britney and Bianca

Marcie Murphy

September 19, 2012

To Kim and your beautiful daughters and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and dad. I am praying for you all and may the peace of God keep and comfort you at this very hour. Bro. Marvin was a true man of God who took care of his family. He will truly be missed by all. Love you and I will continue to pray for you Sis. Marcie Murphy.

Zachary and Faith Woody

September 17, 2012

God be with the McQuitty Family during Marvin's transition to Glory...praise God for Marvin's life and love for God. For this reason, we KNOW, he shall live again! All be blessed.