MSARNG SSG Colby Lane Marlow

April 4, 2000 – November 22, 2021

Funeral services for SSG Colby Lane Marlow of Carrollton will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 29 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada with burial following in the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Kilmichael, MS, with military honors. Rev. David Westmoreland, MSGT Gerardo Duran, and Chaplain Scott Edwards will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Morgan Mills, Thomas Costilow, Latham Hill, Caleb Christian, B.J. Edwards, Lee Marlow, Kerry Marlow and Deuce Irwin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mississippi State University Army ROTC cadets and instructors.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 28 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mr. Marlow, 21, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021. He was born April 4, 2000 to Chris and Christy Costilow Marlow. Colby was a member of Vaiden Baptist Church, a 2019 graduate of Winona Christian School, and received his Associate’s Degree at Holmes Community College. He was currently a senior at Mississippi State University, Magna Cum Laude and a Staff Sergeant in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was a distinguished military graduate in the top ten percent in the nation, member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Student Veterans Association, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and Co-Commander of Mississippi State University Army ROTC.

Colby is survived by his mother, Christy Costilow Marlow of Carrollton; father, Chris Marlow of Winona; sisters, Carlee Marlow of Winona, Cayle Marlow of Carrollton, and Bella Nabors of Winona; his twin brother, Cade Marlow of Carrollton; his girlfriend, Rebecca Christian of Greenwood; one nephew; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.

17 thoughts on “MSARNG SSG Colby Lane Marlow

  1. Words cannot explain the loss we all feel. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Colby always held a special place in our hearts—all of y’all do.

    Please know that we have been praying without ceasing for y’all. Love y’all.


  2. Just know we are here for you in prayer and love. God received a wonderful soul. Words are hard to find as we pray God will bring comfort to all of you knowing Colby is in HIS care and safe. Our love and our hearts are heavy . Thomas and Betty Mills


  3. Many thoughts and prayers are going up for ALL of you. Colby was a super special guy and 1/2 of the dynamic duo twins I grew to love so much over the years. I really have no words for the pain, but I do hope you can draw some comfort & peace from knowing where he is now and how very well thought of he was as a young man. He lived life to the fullest! I’ll always treasure the memories- mischief, strength, patriotic, fun, kind, and a whole lot of ballgames! We love you all.


  4. Christy and Family, All of you are in our prayers! There are no words to tell you how sad we feel at this time. May God comfort each of you as only He can! We love you and all your family. Ben, Linda, Kirk, Michele & Margaret


  5. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him personally but he was an outstanding young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ✝️🇺🇸


  6. Christy and family,
    I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I am praying for you all now and in the future.
    Lord, be near. Psalm 34:18


  7. Praying for your family’s , so sad to lose such wonderful young man ! But only God knows the answer, he has better plans for him !


  8. Dear Christy , We are praying for you and your family . I have fond memories of your twins and it was always a delight to hear of their adventures. Sending love hugs and prayers. Delma Mitchell


  9. I’m praying for y’all i just can’t believe my sweet Colby gone u fought from day one I may not be in the family any more but I still thought of y’all as my nephews prayers for the family love y’all


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