Marcel “Mark” Jay Basswood, 29, of Ponsford, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at his home.
Marcel was born on May 12, 1991 to Nora Lee Jones and Richard Leroy Basswood Jr. in Park Rapids, MN. Mark went to Pine Point School. He liked to draw, cook, and play video games. He loved being at home with his family and he enjoyed being an uncle. His humor was the best part of him. He didn’t like to clean or be alone. He worked for housekeeping at the Shooting Star Casino and he was looking forward to going back. Growing up he was a happy kid, he loved being a homebody and playing; football, kickball, and volleyball. Mark loved being around his uncles. He worked for the Summer Youth Program growing up. He was the Fire Keeper.
Marcel spent his days to the fullest and enjoyed everything he had done, even laying down watching TV. He really enjoyed watching his sports and the Super Bowl, his favorite football team was the Vikings hoping that they would win. He loved his family and made sure they were safe, he was a loving brother and son. His smile and laugh were full of love and joy.
Deeply loved Marcel’s passing will be mourned by his parents Nora Jones and Richard Basswood Jr.; his brothers William L. Butcher II, Shawn Jones, Benjamin (Rainey) Jones, Travis Norcross, Richard Basswood III, and Dennis Norcross; his sisters Jolynn Jones, Audrey (Daniel) Jones, Corrine Jones, Jennifer Hernandez; his nieces Lillian and DanniLynn; his nephews George and Gabriel; his uncle Charles Jones; his aunties Lenora Jones and Robin Jones; baby puppy Piper; many uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews; and longtime friend Amy Thompson.
He is preceded in death by his brother Joshua Jones, sister Cheyenne Norcross, unborn niece, nephew Rock Keezer III, his niece Kayla Butcher, his nephew Robert Brown, his grandparents Corrine Goodman-Jones and Thomas Jones Jr., and MaryJo and Richard Basswood Sr., his uncles George Goodman and Thomas Jones III, and his auntie Lorena Jones.