Demarcus Antonio Mallory Cross was born to parents Patrece Jones and Mark Cross on June 18, 1980.
He was raised by loving parents Shelia and Carmelo Roman. He was a devoted son, brother, father, and
uncle to his family.
DeMarcus affectionately known as “Big Boy” received his education in the Montgomery County School
System. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his kids. He loved his children and let everyone
know it. All of his kids were “Daddy’s Babies”!
DeMarcus enjoyed listening to music and joking around with others. He was always the loudest and the life
of the party, everywhere he went. Big Boy was known as “Ladies Man”!
DeMarcus was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carmelo Roman; sister, LaKesha Mallory, and
stepdaughter, Malia Powell.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories mother, Patrece (Bruce) Jones, father, Mark (Mary) Cross,
children, Ty’Lynn Tanner, Tyrecia “Butt-Butt” Mallory, Aniya Smith, Daijha Ridley, Thomas Battle, Amiya
Vanhorn, Carmelo Watkins, siblings, Patricia Graves, Dymond Cross, Mark Cross Jr., Kawana Atkins,
Brandon Wynn, Shakayla Cross, nieces and nephews, Jazmin Gray, Sherod Love, Markiese Cross,
Cheyenne Ingram, Keith Henderson Jr., Dymond Cross Jr., aunts and uncles, Shelia (Carmelo) Roman,
Rageina (Bernard) Bell, Sharika Mallory, Doris (Lawrence) Douglas, Chynthia (Alton) Merkerson, Harold
(Gwen) Cross, significant other, Jessica Watkins, devoted friends Terese “Apple” Crenshaw, Elizabeth
(Tosha) Townsend, Jaylia “Le Le” Hurtch, Eboni Ridley, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.