Todd Leroy Marriott

Todd Leroy Marriott of Eaton Rapids, passed away June 24, 2023, at the age of 60. Todd was born February 15, 1963, in Battle Creek, MI to Donald and Joanne (Dean) Marriott. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School with the Class of 1981. For over 36 years, Todd proudly put his heart and soul into his work at the VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids, where he impacted the lives of countless children and families.
Todd was known for being a man of integrity. He was caring, compassionate, and humble. He lived a selfless life of service in and out of work – always a phone call away if you needed help. Todd had a gentle, easy-going nature about him. He was a friendly “people person” to his core – being the first to say hi and engage in a quick conversation with someone at the gas station or grocery store. With a heart of gold and a fun-loving spirit, he was easy to adore. And deeply adored he was, by so many.
An avid outdoorsman, Todd spent many hours in the woods or on the water. Whether hunting or fishing, he found joy and peace being outside in the presence of those near and dear to him. He had a deep appreciation for nature, where he loved to spend time on the shores of Lake Michigan, search for mushrooms, watch birds from his window, and – time and time again – pull off to the side of the road to move a turtle to safety.
Todd loved his family immensely and had many dedicated roles. He was especially proud to be called husband, father, and papa. To be his wife, children, or grandchildren meant that you felt like the luckiest person alive. He cherished spending time with his three young granddaughters, who brought a special twinkle to his eye. One of the best things about Todd, though, is that whether related or not – he made us all feel like family.
Todd Marriott was truly larger-than-life. He will be greatly missed, but because of the way that he lived and the lives that he touched, his legacy will undoubtedly live on. He gave his family, friends, community – this world – 60 beautiful years. And for that we are forever grateful.
Todd is survived by his wife of 37 years whom he adored, Patti Marriott; children, Matthew (Amanda) Marriott of Eaton Rapids, Meghan Marriott of Minneapolis, MN; siblings: Julie (Patrick) Marriott Carey, Jeff (Sean) Marriott, Donna Marriott; grandchildren: Joanna, Ruthie and Evalyn Marriott; nieces and nephews: Amanda Morelock, Valery Halsey, Michael Carey, Anthony Hernandez and Brandy Benson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Emmalee Morelock.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2023, at The First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids with visitation one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Don and Joanne Marriott Scholarship Fund or the Michigan Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in loving memory of Todd Leroy Marriott. Arrangements were entrusted to Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website,