Mark Simon Barkley, 44, of Rockford departed this earthly life Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in his home. He was born January 1, 1968 in Chicago, IL the son of Simon Jr. and Earnestine Barkley. He lived 20 years in Rockford coming from Chicago. Mark married the former Yolonda Green, December 21, 2001 in Rockford. He was employed as a lead person by Joseph Behr Recycling for 8 years. Mark was a member of Kishwaukee Street Church of Christ. He graduated from Simeon High School class of 1986 where he participated in Basketball and Baseball. Mark, leaves to cherish many loving memories, his wife, Yolonda “Loni” , two sons, David Robinson and Travon Barkley; four daughters, Ebony, Lisa, and Mariah Barkley and Melanie Williams; five grandchildren, two step sons, Dane Countryman and Oscar Heath; mother, Earnestine Barkley; sister, Lisa Barkley; and brother Dwight Barkley; a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased his father and brother, Robert McKenzie. Services will be held 11:00a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Kishwaukee Street Church Of Christ 3227 Kishwaukee Street. with brother McLin officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State Street.