Marcus Ryan Naisbitt

Aug 26, 1989 - Jul 21, 2020

East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841


In Loving Memory

Marcus Ryan Naisbitt

 Marcus Ryan Naisbitt was born on August 26, 1989 in Carmichael, California. He was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was a very happy baby, always smiling and showing off his beautiful dimples. As Marcus grew, it was clear to his family that he was a natural athlete. His first love was basketball and of course, shoes. Marcus would rather go to the shoe store instead of the toy store.

At a young age, Marcus enjoyed watching ESPN and sports versus most kids who were watching cartoons and sitcoms. Before he became an official Matador at Mira Loma High School, Marcus was an honorary mascot. He was always sitting with his Auntie Mel’s basketball team on the bench and soon became the boys’ basketball team favorite with Josh. He loved attending basketball camps and collecting autographs from the Sacramento Kings. Marcus was a loyal Cowboys and Yankees fan, as well as a lifelong LeBron James fan. Marcus began volunteer work at an early age and continued that work throughout his life by frequently bringing food and water to the homeless around Sacramento. Marcus had a passion for cooking and barbecuing. All were welcome in his home as he loved sharing in gatherings of family and friends; creating treasured moments.

Throughout his life, Marcus brought joy, and laughter to his family and friends. He was always willing to help anyone with anything they needed. Marcus’ love and light continues to shine bright in his young daughters Aliyah, London, and his baby girl due in November. We are blessed to have so much of him still here to love and cherish. Marcus loved watching his daughter Aliyah play soccer and gymnastics. He never missed a game and was just introducing her to basketball. She is a natural athlete just like her daddy and he was so proud of her talent and skill.

Marcus had many bond brothers including Matthew, Wendale, James, Ryan, Jordan, John, Luna and Ernie to name a few.

He was preceded in death by Jan Palm known as “Pops” and his Great Grandfather Pastor Isaac Holloman. Marcus is survived by his mother Tara, girlfriend Stephanie, daughters: Aliyah “Tookie”, London “Donde” and baby girl Naisbitt “Donde 2”, brother Kyran, Grandparents: Erik, Cathy, Ben and Dora, Great Grandmother Lucinda, Aunts: Melanie, Ashley, and Kourtney, Uncles: Marc and Brian, Cousins Savannah, Renee, and Aiden. Marcus will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Our angel on earth and now in Heaven.

“You will not see me, wait for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest, and, when you need me just whisper my name in your heart, I will be there.” -Emily Dickinson


  • Dave & Jody Frederick says:

    We are sorry to here such saddened news.God Bless you all and love and prayers sending your way.❤🙏❤🙏

  • Lynda Lee says:

    To the entire Naisbitt and Holloman family, you have my deepest condolences and are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will hold you all in His hands as you feel His comfort and peace.

  • Christina says:

    I worked with Marcus and learned a lot more about him in the last 6 months, as I was his mentor. He was a very nice and caring guy. He told me about how he also cared for his best friend. I don’t know anyone who would of stepped up like he did to be primary care taker for your best friend. I know he adored his girls and was excited to have another baby girl on the way. It is still so shocking to me, but I know he is watching over his family as an Angel. My deepest condolences to his family, especially his baby girls. Stephanie, I know you will be the strong mother he has always said you are. I will keep his family in my prayers. ❤️🙏🏽😇

  • Jessica says:

    We went to junior high and high school together and continued to remain friends after, he was such a funny and caring person. I’m extremely saddened and my condolences go out to his family and especially his mom.

  • Rob says:

    Marcus was a friend and teammate in high school. Someone I always loved connecting with. You will be missed by many including me. As you rest in the presence of Christ may your family be comforted.

  • Papa Erik & Grandma Dora says:

    You will always be in our hearts and will never forget the years we shared with you! Love you always! ❤️😢

  • Bonnie Donavan says:

    Heartfelt condolences from the Girls of ‘66.

  • Sasha says:

    You will truly be missed Marcus. Your beautiful family is my prayers.

  • Renee and Ron Hencey says:

    Our love and sympathies go out to family…May God give you peace and strength🙏❤️.

  • Brian McGinis says:

    Marcus there are no words to express this loss😢… always enjoyed hanging out with you at family functions, talking sports and teasing you about your Cowboys LOL.. I enjoyed going to the soccer games to watch you interact with Aliyah and see what an athlete she became & how fast she is. I can’t wait to see her become an outstanding basketball player Like her dad.👍.. just know we will be here for your family and I’ll always miss our talks over the fence, and you poking your head over to see what I was queuing up.. I know you’re up in the big court in the sky and you got next.. I will secretly root for your Cowboys..LETS GO COWBOYS!!
    Love You my friend 🧡🧡🙏🙏🙏

  • Terri Toth says:

    So very sorry to read this. My deepest condolences and love to his family. He was a very nice young man. He was always respectful to me in our encounters. I enjoyed being with him at family get togethers. RIP my friend. You will be missed by many.

  • Amy Chaverri says:

    Dearest Naisbitt and Holloman families, my heart breaks for all of you as we grieve the passing of Marcus. Watching the funeral today and hearing all of the stories about him made me realize even more how blessed I was to have crossed paths in this life with him. We talked many times about his joy of watching Aliyah play soccer, his excitement for both London’s arrival and this newest one as well. He talked about his family (Mom & Grandparents) with total respect for all they have seen in this life, his devotion to his best friend without waiver, his absolute love and admiration for Stephanie. When he talked about his life outside of work, his face lit up. We, his team at Progressive will miss his witty comments and banter. I pray that the Lord give all of us strength as we are forced to learn how to guide a new path without him here on earth and I hope in those moments, you are comforted by memories of his smile and laughter.

  • Brian McGinis says:

    So after hearing everybody talk today and seeing everybody there it really made me start to think, what a great job you have done Tara as a mom, as a grandma as a big sister and also as a friend to me. Tara know this that all the sacrifices you’ve made paid off we all wish we could have seen more of the story unwind. Also know that it’s a tribute to you how Marcus grew up and became a man with a golden heart that is bigger than anybody will ever know.
    His girls will be so lucky to have you in their lives and for you to be able to show and explain to them what their father was like. I can’t wait till that day when Aliyah picks up a basketball and makes her first three pointer in high school🧡.
    Know that we are all here for you no matter what you can lean on us and please please do, trust me I know it’s hard to ask sometimes for help but it is necessary..😘🧡 Love you, Brian

  • Jeff Wise says:

    So sad for someone so young to be taken. Will always remember Marcus at Mira Lima games and practices with his Aunt Mel.

  • Efren & Myesha Garcia says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Naisbitt & Holloman Family.

    Marcus –

    Thank you for the impact you made on our lives. You were a brother to us, we will miss the random wine tasting trips, casino trips and times you would come over. Most of all we will miss your presence in our lives. Thank you for always showing so much love to our kids and always checking on our family. May your beautiful & genuine soul Rest In Peace. This is never a goodbye but see you later, we love you!

  • Germane Smith says:

    I wish I could ease the sadness of so many. My heart hurts. Nicole and I talk all the time about how blessed we are that Aliyah has such a beautiful, loving family on her daddy’s side. We also have recognized for years how much Aliyah is like Marcus, her facial expressions, how funny she is, her athleticism is a direct result of love from Marcus.
    He will be deeply missed. Thank you Marcus, Tara and all the family and friends that show my granddaughter so much love. I am forever grateful and am here always if you need anything.

  • sarina says:

    i love you marcus!!!! so much! i’m so heartbroken! i have no words just want you back! please be with me! show me a sign! i love u!!!!!

  • Laurie Nanzer says:

    Tara, so sorry for you and you families loss. Brian talked lovingly about Marcus often.

  • Loren & Sylvia Hunter says:

    Though we only knew Marcus in childhood, it always felt like he was nearby. Marcus was always with us, or Ryan was always with Tara and Marcus.
    We have so many fond memories of the time together and dozens of pictures of their childhood. Marcus, Jordan, and Ryan, inseparable.
    We still laugh remembering the time Marcus’ dog chewed Ryan’s shoes just before the Hoop It Up tournament, so Tara ran out and bought Ryan new shoes.
    And the time Marcus and Ryan dropped their Spanish class at Liberty Towers, but never mentioned it to Tara or me.
    When it got too quiet, we knew Marcus probably fell asleep, which he did at the most unpredictable times. Like when Krispy Kreme first came to town and drive through was an hour plus wait. We were all so excited with non-stop chatter, though Marcus managed to sleep through it in the backseat of the mini-van, but was wide awake when we got to the window for donuts!
    Sending our prayers and deepest condolences.
    Love and respect to the Naisbitt and Holloman family.
    Forever young Marcus, forever young.

  • Sarahi says:

    Rest In Peace Angel 💜

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