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We do not always know what lies ahead, but knowing that someone is standing by with love and understanding inspires us and fills us with needed confidence in God ’ s incredible love and in our ability to handle with faith, whatever is placed before us. Thank you for all your encouraging words and acts of kindness. A special thanks to the Children ’ s and UT Southwestern Hospital ’ s medical staff, RiverKids Pediatric Home Health and the Community Healthcare of Texas for their compassion and care.

Dedrick Casteel Fredrick Casteel

Chandler Casteel Carrington Casteel

Marcell Williams Jr.

Jarrell Jenkins Tanner Casteel

Tyler Casteel

Tristin Casteel

Little Bethel Memorial Cemetery 1803 Cedar Hill Road Duncanville, TX. 75137

C ELEBRATION S ERVICE Saturday, March 18, 2023| 11:00 AM

New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 2419 Metropolitan Ave. - Dallas, Texas 75215 Pastor Johnny A. McGee, Officiating Rev. Kendrick Casteel, Eulogist

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Mar ’ Kai was born in Dallas, Texas on May 15, 2017 to parents Kendrick and Marketha Casteel. Mar ’ Kai accepted Christ even in his young age. He could often be seen pointing towards Heaven while singing his favorite song “ He ’ s got the whole world in His hands. Mar ’ Kai loved going to church and he sang in the Jettie Lucas Youth Choir and could not wait to play the drums after benediction; taking an early interest in the drums. Mar ’ Kai attended Amber Terrace and Woodridge Elementary Schools in DeSoto, Texas where he exceled in early learning and reading at the age of four. He was a smart scholar, who loved school. Although small in stature, he had a big personality. From his self proclaimed “ drip ” to the dance in his hips, he didn ’ t ever mind telling you “… I look GOOD ”. He was very active and inquisitive, often drumming up the most interesting conversations; and, if you listened long enough, you ’ d get pure honesty and for sure his witty opinion. Mar ’ Kai loved Hulk Smash, Oreos (ONLY the creme) and the movie Lion King. He also enjoyed learning karate, playing and watching basketball (favorite player LeBron James) and playing football, celebrating each touchdown with a quick ‘ Shoot ’ dance.

Pastor Johnny McGee, Officiating New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX.



Old Testament

Pastor Chris Brown Covenant Purpose & Restoration Family Center, Dallas, TX

New Testament

Rev. Antony Hollingsworth New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Dallas, TX

PRAYER OF COMFORT Pastor Marcus Lockett New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Whitehouse, TX.

SELECTIONS Jettie Lucas Youth Choir New Friendship Mass Choir


EXPRESSIONS OF COMFORT Limit two minutes, please


Dea. & Sis. English Mr. & Mrs. Yancy Vallon Bennett

He was a happy, loveable and funny child with an infectious laugh and will be missed greatly.

SOLO Pastor Marcus Lockett

Mar ’ Kai Legend Casteel leaves precious memories with his parents, Rev. Kendrick and Marketha Casteel; sisters, Markeira Terrell, Markayla Brooks - Casteel; grandmothers, Linda Williams, Cornelia Casteel, Shannon Boyce; grandfathers, James Griffin, Ricky Casteel; great - grandmothers, Louise Williams, Eymitene Whitmore; great grandfathers, Terry Johnson, Eddie Whitmore; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.

EULOGY Rev. Kendrick Casteel (Dad) New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX



Mar Kai Legend Casteel


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