Cover photo for Marlon Brando French's Obituary
Marlon Brando French Profile Photo
1958 Marlon Brando French 2023

Marlon Brando French

March 11, 1958 — December 19, 2023



It is with profound sense of honor and respect that we announce the passing of Marlon Brando French, a distinguished veteran, a loving family member, and a cherished friend, who departed from this world of December 19, 2023, at the age of 65. Born on March 11, 1958, to George and Ollie Mae French, both of whom preceded him in death, in Chicago, Illinois. 

Marlon Brando French's life was marked by an admirable dedication to service, both to his country and community. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he demonstrated unwavering courage and integrity. After his military service, he began his academic journey, including studies at Prairie State University, Chicago State University, and Dominican University where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration, to reflects his dedication to personal growth and professional development. Marlon continued to contribute to society by working at the Illinois Department of Human Services for over 30 years.  

Marlon's passing leaves a void in the hearts of many. He is fondly remembered by his loving family, including his children Tonique (Terrence Sr.), Mitzi, Kristopher (Megan), and Amanda; grandchildren Tamera, Terrence Jr., Regine, Michael, Jacob, and Zoey; and his siblings Ivory, Gregory, Christopher, Troy (Janice), Jeffrey (Sabrina), Bobbi, Linn, Padgree, and Marchelle (Anthony). A host of nieces, nephews, and long-time friends will also cherish his memory. Marlon's life, although marked by the loss of his brothers Clarence Sr. and George Jr., and sisters Dot Jean and Janice, was filled with love and support of his extensive family. 

We deeply appreciate your expressions of love and kindness and thank you for your prayers that continue to guide and support us at this time. May God richly bless you. 

From the Family of Marlon French. 

Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 12, 2024 10am at Fort Sheridan National Cemetery on Vattman Road. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marlon Brando French, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, January 12, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Fort Sheridan National Cemetery

Lake Forest, IL 60044

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 37

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree