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Mark Anthony Brinkley Jr., 31, Hyattsville

Mark Anthony “Markey Poo” Brinkley Jr., 31, of Hyattsville died Nov. 25, 2012.

Born Nov. 12, 1981, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Mark Anthony Brinkley Sr. and Sheila Marie Brinkley.

He was educated in Prince George’s County and graduated from Largo Senior High School, where he was very active in track and swimming and continued his education at Prince George’s Community College. He was employed by Federal Express and the U.S. Postsl Service.

He enjoyed his motorcycles and worked at a Free State Cycle store in the Capitol Heights area. Also, he loved listening to rap music and driving his old Chevy Caprice. He had an extensive tennis shoe collection that he cherished, along with a deep love for Polo clothing. He was a devoted friend and enjoyed playing basketball and hanging out with. He was loved by all children and they would flock to him.

In 2002, he accepted Jesus Christ and was a member of The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Clementine Brinkley and Viola Jones.

He is survived by his daughter, Mareynah Brinkley; son, Malik Harding; mother, Sheila Brinkley; father, Charles Anthony Bush and his wife Denise; brothers, Chris Jones and his wife Shanique, Shawn Walker and his wife Claudia, Dominique Key, Marcus Brinkley and Akeem Brinkley; sisters, Keishia Fells and her husband Mark, Markita Brinkley, Melissa Brinkley, Taladia Brinkley, Tameka Brinkley, Toni Brinkley, Tona Brinkley and Kizzy Brinkley; aunts, Charlene Wiggins, Debra Bush, Jean Small, Dorothy Morrison, Cynthia Donovan and Anna Lloyd; grandparents, William and Maly Bush and Faye Brinkley Smith; uncles, Mikel Bush, Jerome Bush, Kenneth Bush, Robert Jones, Troy McKee, Charles Brinkley, Jerome Brinkley and Eric Brinkley; many nieces, nephews and cousins; devoted friend, Anika Harding; and friends, Karen Harding and family and Deon Hemsley and family.

Visitation and a service were held Dec. 4 at The Sanctuary of Kingdom Square, Capitol Heights. Burial took place at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf.

Arrangements were handled by Thornton Funeral Home, Pomonkey.