Affectionally known as “Kees”, began his life’s journey March 17, 1976 in San Diego, CA. to the parentage of Danny Andrews and Barbara J. Dean Andrews.
Acknowledging his belief in Jesus Christ, Markees was baptized at an early age in Corpus Christi, Texas. Markees received his formal education in National City, CA and San Diego, CA. His elementary school years were spent at El Toyon, National City, Hamilton and Lindbergh, San Diego. He attended Kroc Middle School and graduated from Madison High School of San Diego in 1994.
Baseball was his favorite pastime. While in high school he played varsity baseball. He also enjoyed debating current events. Markees was known for his caring heart and love of people. Whenever there was a need, Markees was always ready to give and assist.
Satisfying his quest for knowledge, Markees completed a course of study in legal aid and accounting. Markees was community oriented and gave back by serving as a mentor to students at Southwest College and San Diego State University. His magnetic personality and big smile will always be fondly remembered.
On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Markees’ earthly journey ended. He was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Lamar; father #2, Roy Ruffin; grandmother, Leola Williams; aunt, Carolyn Zeigler; nephew, Xavier Ruffin-Williams and cousin, Dalvin Barnes.
He leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Barbara J. Ruffin of San Diego ; father, Danny Andrews, St Louis, MO; Brothers Tarrell Matthews (Rachele) of London England; Fidel Zeigler (Brittany) of San Diego; Everett Tucker of Houston, TX, sister, Danielle Ruffin of Atlanta, GA; grandmother, Mary Ruffin of Memphis TN; aunts, Diane Dean of San Diego, Millie Rodrigues of South Haven, MS and Valerie Ruffin of Memphis, TN; uncles, Charles Nichols (Patricia) St. Louis, MO, Willie Nichols (Charisse) of San Diego, Rodney Ruffin of Memphis, TN and Ronnie Ruffin (Marvelette) of Memphis, TN and a host of other relatives, extended family and friends who loved him dearly.
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