Christina Marie Martinez, 27, of Fairmont City, Ill., born Nov. 29, 1986, in Maryville, Ill., died on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Christina was a lifelong resident of Fairmont City, Ill. She graduated from Collinsville High School in 2005 and from Skin Institute, St Louis, Mo., in 2010. She worked as an esthetician at Massage Lux in Edwardsville, Ill.
Her life was filled with joy and happiness and she made everyone around her feel special and loved. With a personality larger than life, she would light up the room when she came in. Most important to her were family and friends. She will be remembered for her helpfulness, generosity, sense of humor and fun loving spirit.
Our room will be a little darker now without her. We will miss her and only can imagine her in heaven with the rest of the family laughing and sharing many stories with her beautiful smile. We will forever have an angel.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul Garcia and Delores, nee Gilbreath, Garcia of Fairmont City, Ill., and Joseph Jr., and Rita, nee Blaylock, Martinez of Fairmont City, Ill.
Surviving are her parents, Robert and Kimberly, nee Garcia, Martinez of Fairmont City, Ill.; aunts and uncles, Paul "Goo Goo" (Judy) Garcia of Fairmont City, Ill., David (Annemarie) Garcia of Glen Carbon, Ill., Dennis (Diana) Garcia of Maryville, Ill., Deann (Tom) Gudinas of Fairmont City, Ill., Joseph (Susan) Martinez of Troy, Ill., and Dennis (Mary) Martinez of Fairmont City, Ill.; cousins, Christopher Garcia of Glen Carbon, Ill., Christa Garcia of Collinsville, Ill., Adam Garcia of Maryville, Ill., Taylor Gudinas of Fairmont City, Ill., Elizabeth (Jason) Grieve of Highland, Ill., Brian Martinez of Maryville, Ill., and Dennis Martinez Jr., of Fairmont City, Ill.; and many, many other family and dear friends.
Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Monsignor James Buerster officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Collinsville, Ill
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd.
9900 St. Clair Avenue
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 12, 2014