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Marissa N. Martinelli

October 14, 1986 April 11, 2015
Marissa N. Martinelli
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IC3 SW Marissa Nichole Martinelli Marissa Nichole Martinelli was born on October 14, 1986, to Martin and Clarissa Martinelli in Adak, Alaska. Marissa effortlessly assumed the role of "Big Sis" as the eldest of four children, and was known affectionately as "Joy", as she was divinely given and full of grace, and she embodiedthis spirit with her shining smile andsilly personality. Marissa entered the United States Navy on April 15, 2009,and completed boot camp June 17, 2009 as an Honor recruit.She was an Honor graduate of Interior Communications "A" School at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Marissa served on the USSGUNSTON HALL fromMay 8, 2010to April 29, 2014, and received awards including: the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Medal. Her tour abroad the USS GUNSTON HALL allowed her to visit many ports, including domestic and international ports. Her final duty assignment was abroad Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia from May 1, 2014 to April 10, 2015. Marissa entered into matrimony with her loving spouse, Andrea, on January 27, 2014, and resided in Norfolk, Virginia with their two puppies, Neyo and Rascal. Marissa enjoyed all things New Orleans, especially the Saints, and oftencooked, watched movies, attended concerts, but most of all, loved spending time with her family. On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Marissa was called home to spend eternity in heaven with her Precious Lord. "Rissa", as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, was a source of immeasurable joy and a most precious treasure, and will be forever loved and missed. She was preceded in death by:her great-grandmother Sister Alma Griffin, great-grandfather Brother Willie B. Josey, and great-grandparents Dominic and Jenny Martinelli; her grandmothers, Sister Emma Lee Griffin and Betty Tingle; her grandfather, Jack Martinelli; and her beloved great aunt and godmother, Sister Sandra Griffin-Lewis. She leaves to treasure and preserve her most precious memory: her devoted parents, Rev. Clarissa and Martin Martinelli of Waukegan, Illinois; her siblings, Biancha, Sophia, and Nicolas Martinelli; her spouse, Renee Martinelli of Norfolk, Virginia; her grandfather, Rev. Willie F. Griffin of Bainbridge, Georgia;a special nephew, Israel Santiago; her great-grandmother Elvira Josey of Bainbridge, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and shipmates.

Service:

Monday April 20, 2015 12Noon

St. Stephens AME Church Hutchinson-Ferry Rd. Bainbrdige, GA



Visitation:

Sunday April 19, 2015 2-3pm

Bruton Mortuary Bruton St. Bainbridge, GA.

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