Marley Kate Bays

January 05, 2017 ‒ February 18, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Marley Kate Bays was carried safely into the arms of Jesus in the early morning hours of Saturday February 18, 2017, only weeks after her birth on January 5, 2017.

Left to cherish her brief time in their arms but leaving a lasting memory are her parents Justin and Kathryn “Katie” (Gammon) Bays of Delaware; maternal grandparents Tom and Mary Gammon of Delaware; paternal grandparents Brian and Cheryl Bays of Findlay; maternal great grandmother Mary Gammon of Osterville, MA; paternal great grandparents Paul and Janet Porter of Wheelersburg, OH; paternal great grandfather Richard and Sharon Bays of Wheelersburg, OH; aunts Erin (Jordan) Bakker of Simi Valley, CA, Beth (Andy) Lichtenberger of Marion, Megan (Aric) Mompher of Prospect and Callie (Tyler) Luthman of Eaton. Marley was preceded in death by her maternal great grandmother Gladys Chatburn, maternal great grandfather Fred Chatburn, maternal great grandfather Charles Gammon and paternal great grandmother Barbara Bays and her infant brother Lucas Kent Bays.

Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware, OH with Pastors Lee Davis and Jordan Bakker officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 am until the time of services. Burial will follow the services in Cheshire Cemetery.

Contributions in Marley’s memory may be made to the March of Dimes.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware has been entrusted with the care of Marley and her family.

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  • Please accept my deepest sympathy for your family’s loss. I know you must be grief-stricken at the death of your baby girl, Marley. She had so many years ahead-so much to live for. The Bible has proven to be the best source of encouragement for such a difficult time. At Isaiah 25:8, God makes this wonderful promise to swallow up death forever. The Bible explains that the death of your baby girl, Marley, is the result of human imperfection-not of divine punishment. The Bible gives us hope at Isaiah 65:20 where it explains that under God’s Kingdom untimely death will not claim a newborn like your beloved baby girl, Marley. I sincerely hope that these scriptures from the Bible will bring your family much comfort and hope, as you continue to treasure your memories of your beloved baby girl, Marley.

  • I’m So Sorry Justin And Katie That We Lost Little Marley, She Was So Beautiful I Felt So Close To Her Since I Had Gone Thru It Many Years Ago With Kim. GOD Only Knows The Reason She Was Taken His Ways Are Far Above Ours, She Gave You A Lot Of Love That You Will Always Carry In Your Hearts, Love And Prayers During This Difficult Times.