"Josh Marks Memorial Planned; Service to Highlight Mental Illness" by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS


Josh Marks Memorial Planned; Service to Highlight Mental Illness

A memorial service for Josh Marks is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Tougaloo College's Woodworth Chapel.

Marks died on Oct. 11 after battling mental illness. A Chicago native who attended Tougaloo, Marks earned fame from his appearance on TV cooking reality show "MasterChef." A statement from the Tougaloo College Owens Health and Wellness Center reads in part:

"We will honor the memory of Joshua Marks with our efforts to create awareness around mental illness and dispelling the stigma associated with treatment. Stigma still discourages people from getting help, despite advances in education and research. By learning the truth about mental illness and encouraging others to do the same, we can help lessen the stigma."

Marks' funeral will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, at the Apostolic Church of God, located at 6320 S. Dorchester Ave. in Chicago. The wake will be at 10 a.m., with the funeral beginning at 11 a.m.


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