Melissa Ann Martinez, 42, passed away at home on Monday, March 31, 2014. Melissa was born on September 13, 1971 in Fontana, CA and was a life-long resident of the city.
Melissa was a graduate of Fontana High School. She enjoyed spending time with her mother, family gatherings, shopping, going to casinos and playing computer games. Melissa was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears. Melissa, an employee of Staffmark, worked alongside her mother at Distribution Alternatives where she made many friends who mourn her passing and miss her sweet smile.
Melissa had a way of lighting up a room with her smile. When she opened up her heart, it was an unstoppable love that warmed everyone that came into contact with her. Her love and sincerity was visible with each smile, gesture and hug.
Melissa leaves behind her cherished, loving Mother, Nancy Martinez, Great-aunts Leona and Pauline, many beloved family members, and her adored dogs, Pepper, Blondie and CoCo. Welcoming her at the gates of Heaven are her Great-grandfather Antonio, Grandmother Louisa and Great-Aunt Bessie.
A Visitation will be at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, 11715 Cedar Ave., Bloomington on Friday, April 11 from 4 PM to 8 PM, with a Rosary beginning at 7 PM.
A Funeral service will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, April 12, at 10:30 AM with internment to follow.
A reception will be held following the service at Slovene Hall 8425 Cypress Avenue, Fontana, California 92335.
In memory of Melissa, please wear something white to celebrate her life on earth and her eternal life in Heaven.