Marquetta Renee Gowans , 58, of Fort Worth, TX departed this life on December 31, 2016. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to the parentage of Lucille Brown and James Brown. She was educated in the Duval County public school system before the family relocated to Texas allowing her to become a proud product of Fort Worth ISD graduating from RL Paschal High School. Marquetta later attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to gain knowledge and strengthen her ministry. She went on to receive her Associate’s from Axia College and her BA from the University of Phoenix

Marquetta, affectionately known as Marty, lived an active life and believed in living it to the fullest. She competed in gymnastics under the tutelage of Dr. Surles. She ran track throughout her academic career. More than anything else she proved the scripture Revelation 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Marquetta did not believe in putting off unto tomorrow. She never missed an opportunity to do anything for the Lord. Everything she did she did it wholeheartedly. She loved singing and encouraging others through the Gospel.

Marty held many employment interest. She was employed at General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin and Motorola in Fort Worth, TX. Her latest employment endeavor was Fort Worth Independent School District. She held positions in transportation until her interest took her inside of the classroom. Her latest position at Handley Middle School inspired her to peruse her teaching certification.

She  leaves her beloved children Pakecia Denice Hoard and Lacie Renee Gulley, two grandsons Alaric Scott and Gabriel Hoard Five sisters: Helen Stevens, Gladys Stevens, Laura McGhee, Martha Ellis (Lawrence) and Barbara Brown. Two brothers Larry Stevens, and Mark Stevens (Coritta) along with a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by both parents, one sibling Reginald Stevens, and husband Ronald Jenkins.