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Mark B. Lovett

March 20, 1987 - August 20, 2013
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Mark Brian Lovett, long-time resident of Henderson, Nevada, was called to heaven on August 20, 2013, at the Shops at Summerlin near Red Rock Resort due to a construction accident. He was born on March 20, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Jim and Carolyn Lovett. Mark was the youngest of four siblings: a sister, Janet Lovett, who was also like a mother, an elder brother, Gary Lovett, and the eldest brother, Michael Lovett. Mark was a surprise to all of us when Mom and Dad realized they were pregnant, with his older brothers already 15 and 13, and Janet the youngest sister 11. We all knew Mark; no Markie (his nickname for life) was going to be a special baby for this family. Markie, early on as a child, was a thrill seeker, starting with his battery-operated red jeep at 3. He drove it into, on, and sometimes above the ground until the wheels pretty much broke. Markie loved being the center of attention, and pretty much wouldn’t take the answer of “NO” when asking if he could go to the movies, even if it was probably not appropriate for a 4 year old, he came anyways. Often his brothers, Gary and Mike, would be playing some game, and Markie just loved to sneak up on you and if he was fast enough he would spit on you and RUN!!! It was a nasty habit that wasn’t cured until Mike and Gary’s lifelong friend, Mark Clark, held him upside down over the staircase threatening to let go…he still got one in every now and again until he was 5. Markie gave the family a new hope,...
Mark Brian Lovett, long-time resident of Henderson, Nevada, was called to heaven on August 20, 2013, at the Shops at Summerlin near Red Rock Resort due to a construction accident. He was born on March 20, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Jim and Carolyn Lovett. Mark was the youngest of four siblings: a sister, Janet Lovett, who was also like a mother, an elder brother, Gary Lovett, and the eldest brother, Michael Lovett.

Mark was a surprise to all of us when Mom and Dad realized they were pregnant, with his older brothers already 15 and 13, and Janet the youngest sister 11. We all knew Mark; no Markie (his nickname for life) was going to be a special baby for this family. Markie, early on as a child, was a thrill seeker, starting with his battery-operated red jeep at 3. He drove it into, on, and sometimes above the ground until the wheels pretty much broke. Markie loved being the center of attention, and pretty much wouldn’t take the answer of “NO” when asking if he could go to the movies, even if it was probably not appropriate for a 4 year old, he came anyways. Often his brothers, Gary and Mike, would be playing some game, and Markie just loved to sneak up on you and if he was fast enough he would spit on you and RUN!!! It was a nasty habit that wasn’t cured until Mike and Gary’s lifelong friend, Mark Clark, held him upside down over the staircase threatening to let go…he still got one in every now and again until he was 5.

Markie gave the family a new hope, and opportunity to be kids again, an opportunity to put a smile on all of our faces. When Markie was 6, Mom and Dad wanted to make Christmas a little extra special for him, by having Santa (brother Mike) make a personal visit while sister Janet and brother Gary woke Markie up and snuck him downstairs quietly to see Santa place the gifts and take a bite off the cookie and drink some milk before leaving. He was just so excited, it made everything that much more special.

Fortunately or unfortunately, Markie was exposed to sports cars, motorcycles, scuba diving, and gaming at a young age; we needed an extra player for our Battletech board games and online games. In fact, when Markie was 10 years old he became an avid gamer of Ultima Online, with the cool alias of Baby Blue for short. Why Baby Blue? Well, he played a female character and used it to pretend he was a girl. This got him a castle, and more gold than he knew what to do with. He was a master thief, he thought it was hilarious to team up with his best friend, Matthew Christian, to sneak into Gary and Mike’s friend Robert Lamb’s virtual house and steal all of his wood, metal, and supplies. Markie loved gaming so much he had a personalized plate for his Red Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharger named “Blave.” Markie loved spending time with his Dad and motorcycles. He was a natural on the motorcycle, and if he didn’t know something either his brother Gary or Dad would teach him the tricks he loved to mimic. Recently Markie developed a love of archery with his brother Gary, and soon was to train his 12-year-old nephew Brandon. In fact, Markie performed a “Robin Hood Shot”, on his second day of archery training, by hitting a bull’s-eye with an arrow-within-an-arrow shot.

Mark had many friends, and loved Sam and Margie Gold’s LAN parties, where he would spend three days straight eating and gaming with all of his buddies. This pattern of partying with his friends continued when he was in his first apartment with roommate and friend Jason Davies, friend Mark in Reno, Andrew and many others. Mark treated his friends as well if not the same as family.

Markie had a very close relationship with all of his siblings, and even more so his sister Janet when Mike and Gary left to begin their careers and lives on their own during his teens. Markie and Matthew scared Janet to death as they were playing “Rock Wars” where in Markie lost, and sis had to wrap his head with a T-Shirt. Markie loved his sister, and later loved being the young uncle to his first niece Brittany who was also like a sister as they grew up together. Mark continued this growth of his love and being an uncle to his brother Gary’s daughters Serina and Stormi, for which he had a very strong bond and loved suspending them in the air off his arms. In fact, Markie’s last days with us together as a family was during Stormi’s eleventh birthday on Saturday the 17th. Markie opened his arms wide and fully engrossed himself in his brother Michael and Tara’s new adopted family to include his nephew Brandon, niece Madilynn, and niece Sierra. Markie was a best friend and like the second Dad, when Tara, Michael’s wife became pregnant with the last nephew Nathaniel born November 2012. Mark genuinely loved his five nieces and two nephews making them an important part of his life each and every day he could.

Markie had a very close relationship with both his Mom and Dad. Mark and his Mom loved movies and were constantly seeing the latest flick together as best friends. Mark looked forward to coming over to his Mom’s for some southern-style home cooking, helping her shop, and his restaurant buddy was his Mom. Mark loved the birthday cakes Mom made, ensuring he was at all major family functions. In Mark’s absence there will always be a void that can never be filled for his mother. Now he is our guardian Angel forever.

Mark early on had a passion of following in his Dad’s tracks. Mark followed in his Dad’s footsteps by becoming a certified ASNT Ultrasonic Technician by the age of 18 and followed up with becoming a Certified Welding Inspector soon thereafter. Mark worked as a partner with his dad, Jim, for the last eight years and for the first time went to work with another company. Unfortunately, this was the last job he will ever do, with only three days into the job.

Mark was preceded in death by grandparents Hillard Kimbrough, Aaron Lovett, and Lestie Lovett.

Mark is survived by his parents Carolyn and Jim Lovett; brothers Michael Lovett and Gary Lovett; sister Janet Lovett; grandmother Willodean Kimbrough; uncles Sherman Kimbrough and Eargene Lovett; nieces Brittany, Serina, Stormi, Madilynn, and Sierra; nephews Brandon and Nathaniel; and lifelong friend Matthew Christian.

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"I can't believe Markie you have been gone for a year today.I'm really lost for words today.But everyday that passes I just pray the pain in my heart will..." Janet Lovett (Las Vegas, NV)

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