Leslie Young Marks was born in Detroit, MI, in 1947, to Bill and Beverly Young. At a young age, her family moved to Walled Lake, MI. She graduated from Walled Lake High School and attended modeling school, soon finding work in both Chicago and Detroit. As a model, she worked with General Motors and traveled to Europe. After several years of modeling, Leslie retired and began working in her next passion – dogs, working as a groomer and breeder. To know Leslie was to know her love of dogs.
Later in life, Leslie was able to rekindle another passion - her love of art. While her early work was a lot of portraits, her true talent showed in her love for the Lord and Prophetic Art. Today, Leslie's art is displayed in churches, offices, businesses, orphanages, and homes all around the world. In over 50 countries, her prints and original artwork continue to bless and restore, to bring clarity, and to provoke understanding and meaning to the viewers’ lives.
Leslie loved God, devoted her life to His service and would not compromise her faith. She is an example of a life well lived. Her last words on Earth were, “Where I really want to go is to be with Jesus." Two hours later, she shed her sick and frail body and very peacefully breathed her last breath and rushed into the loving arms of her Savior. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, William (Bill) Harold and Beverly (Moynes) Young; and brother, Paul Young.
Leslie’s memory will live on in the hearts of the family she adored, especially her husband of 37 years, Bill Marks; daughters, Pamela Dehnke, Alison Marks; son, Ryan Marks; granddaughters, Taylor and Alex Stieve, Emily Marks; grandsons, Austin Marks, Collin Marks, Colton Mitchell, Asa Brown; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Belinda Young; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service to honor Leslie will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 2:00 P.M., at Central Church, 11157 City Pond Road, in Covington, with Pastor Darrell Allen officiating and interment following in Marks Family Cemetery, 500 Marks Road, in Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marks Family and Friends Relay for Life Team, 30 Wood Lawn Springs Trail, Covington, GA 30014, https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=relay_donate_now&PROXY_TYPE=22&PROXY_ID=2550174&FR_ID=98813
This obituary was prepared with love and affection by Leslie’s family.
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