Youngest Son of Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones Passes Away

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Marvin Jones' son has passed away | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Entering the final week of the NFL season, Detroit Lions' wide receiver Marvin Jones' mind is understandably elsewhere, as his family deals with the tragic loss of their youngest child.

Marvin and his wife, Jazmyn, have lost their youngest son Marlo. The details of the child's passing were not given at this time, as the Lions and NFL are respecting the Jones' privacy as they deal with such grief.

“Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo. The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time. Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support. On behalf of the Jones family, we ask that everyone respect the privacy of the matter at this time," the Lions said in a statement.

Jones also discussed the news in a recent Instagram post.

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Yesterday the Lord called home a piece of my family’s heart, Marlo. It is hard to believe that our little angel, our fighter from day one, our son “Marlito” has unfortunately passed away and is no longer here with us. Marlo, the joy that you brought to us everyday, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on earth. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you. We did not get the chance to hear your first words (It would’ve been in Spanish too) ☺️. We didn’t get to see you run with your brothers and sister, you ran with them with your eyes everyday. We know that everything that We do from here on out will be with you. Every step we take, you will be with us. Whenever we have a bad day, We will think of your smile. We miss you already buddy and will forever love you. Rest peacefully our sweet baby boy. You have gained your wings ????

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Our thoughts are with the Jones family during this difficult time. With the offseason near, Jones will thankfully have plenty of time to deal with this matter internally with his family.