Harry J Will Funeral Homes

25450 Plymouth Rd, Redford, MI


Desiree Athena Marshall

July 30, 1968May 22, 2020
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Desiree Athena Marshall was an extraordinary person that will be greatly missed by all. She was a kind and genuine soul who should not have lost her life to Covid-19. She was a fighter till the end! Born July 30th, 1968 to the late Bruce & Geraldine Woods. She was survived by her two children, Lee Jr (33) and Shannon (26). She put her heart and soul in raising her children and they were her pride and joy. Her face would light up every time she spoke about them. She had that special bond that could not be broken. She was their rock, their best friend, their biggest fan, their confidant….their EVERYTHING. She was also survived by her spouse of 28 years, Lee Sr. and her loving siblings Tank (Angie), Dawn, Birdy, Kurt and Teisha along with a host of in-laws, cousins, and really good friends.

Growing up, her father penned a very mysterious and memorable nickname, Leaky, that everyone called her throughout her life. She graduated from Central High School and continued her education at Ross Medical and began her career in the medical field that lasted 20+ years, making some of the best friends over that time. She enjoyed the casino, theatre, petting farms, favorite vacation spots like Niagara Falls and Frankenmuth. Desi’s heart was so big, she had no boundaries. She loved her fur babies, Pirate and Cowboy. She loved all animals as if they were her own. She truly loved her family, friends, coworkers, music, plants, coffee, the Detroit Tigers, and Prince.

A drive by visitation for Desiree will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 25450 Plymouth Rd., Redford, Michigan 48239. Please join the family for Desiree's funeral service through Zoom on Sunday May 31st at 3:00pm. You can join by downloading the Zoom app on your phone or by your home computer. The link, meeting ID and password are provided below.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6345283166?pwd=ajZBRm0wdTJQdEV0M3dTaERJY3owQT09 Meeting ID: 634 528 3166 Password: Marshall

A memorial picnic in Desiree's honor will be scheduled at a later date.

Prayer for the Marshall/ Woods Family In Jesus name I lift Shannon, Lee Jr, Lee Sr and the entire family. I pray that you give them your peace, a peace that passes all understanding. We thank you father that Desiree is at rest in your loving arms. She is now surrounded by her mom, dad, and other family members that welcomed her into your kingdom. Give this family the final closure they need with her passing and let us come together, in love, to celebrate the life of Desiree as she has now gone home to you. Amen. God bless! - All our love, Tank and Angie

“Funny enough, she was the only child of 5 that didn’t drive our mother crazy” Sister, Dawn

“Desi was a great sister in law, we shared many good times. We were casino buddies and traveled to Canada quite often. We want her to remember she will be truly missed and that she’s not alone” Sister & Brother in law, Aleta & Evan Rhone

Desiree Marshall, words can't express how much I'm missing you. I will always remember our trips to Walmart, going to see movies and most of all our rides to work in the mornings. When I first met you 8 long years ago at Main Center, I knew you were special. I know now that God sent me an angel and I will always have a special place in my heart. I understand God needed his angel home but I am saddened my dear friend that we couldn't say our goodbyes. Don’t worry about my Niecey Pooh and Lee Lee because you showed me how to be there for them and I always will. Until we meet again my Desi Marshall I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Delishunda

You are near, even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life always…. Raquel

This one was from Lee Jr. On behalf of my sister and me, “Ma-Ma” was the mother that instilled individuality within us whether through a speech or a phone call. I believe I could do anything with an extreme optimism - outside of tradition or any ordinary upbringing. We enjoyed the same music altogether as a family along with an undying love for our beloved animals. We created and captured some of the best moments over time. We are all missing her and with a personal relief on my own, she has been set free as all strong spirits eventually do.


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Rachel and Nathan Bloch

June 5, 2020

Desi was a cherished friend and employee at Main Center Family Medicine. We can not believe she is gone and won't be there for our patients and is not there as a listening ear for us and our staff. I loved sharing stories of our pets and kids along with our shared ages and the history of growing up in the 70's and 80's. We shared a love of chocolate, Prince and fuzzy friends. Desi was a rock at the office and could always be depended on by both staff and patients to be helpful in any way. We will miss her calming and caring influence for all of us. There is a hole in our hearts.

A memory: Riding the bus from the canoe/tube livery to the drop location for tubing, Desi and I sat together. She was very nervous about the whole thing and I reassured her of the fun we would have. I tried to make sure no one scared her from this adventure. I believe she truly enjoyed the trip.

Mary Miceli

June 3, 2020

Desi was such a wonderful woman with a kind and generous spirit. I am honored to not only have worked with her but considered her my friend. I knew Desi for only three short years but that was long enough see that she was talented at work, had good taste in music ( hope you are enjoying your own private Prince concert Desi!) and really cared about her family and friends, the patients she helped at work, her coworkers and really anyone she interacted with. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Desi’s family, she was much loved and will be missed.

Angel Clement

June 3, 2020

Desi was always so spunky, so loving and giving. I only had a few years working with her at MCFM, but the impact she left in my heart will never be forgotten. Rest peacefully Desi, love and miss you.

Rachael Wells

June 1, 2020

I started park internal medicine in 2008 Desi was one of the nicest , friendliest, kind hearted person i have ever met, i can still hear her voice saying hi to me every day!!! I am so thankful to have met such a great person!!!❤❤❤

Nadia Sinishtaj

May 31, 2020

There are no words to express how much Desi meant to myself and so many. She was truly one of a kind. She was the kindest, most wholesome, and giving person. She spread joy, laughter, and love to everyone she interacted with. I will forever cherish all the memories we made together throughout the years I have worked with and come to know her. She was always there to listen, encourage, and offer advice.

May you rest in peace, my dear friend.

With all my love,

Usha Singhi

May 31, 2020

I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. Desi worked with us for several years at Park Internal Medicine. I remember her as always smiling, available and extremely dedicated to patient care. Through her I also got to know Lee and Shannon. She was a joy in the office helping everyone around . She will be deeply missed

Shay Johnson

May 31, 2020

I will always remember her as being such a sweet person. So deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to her children and family. Praying for you all.

Kinita Jefferson

May 31, 2020

It’s not goodbye Desi, it’s I’ll see you later. I am praying for the strength of your family as well as your Main Center family. You will be truly missed !

Ebony Rollins

May 31, 2020

Praying God comforts you all during this time. I love you and truly praying that God give you stregt, peace and comfort today and everyday.

Love you all,

cousin Ebony Rollins

Rachelle Watkins

May 31, 2020

It truly an honor to have met and worked with Desi! Truly an amazing women! She always went out of her way to help me anyway she could! I will miss eating lunch at your desk, just miss her period! All my love to the family. Little Marshall if you need anything do not hesitate to ask .