Danielle D. Martinez

Lansing, MI

At the age of 21, our loving daughter and sister passed away September 8, 2018. She was born January 25, 1997, in Lansing, to Robert and Gail Martinez.

Danielle played lacrosse for much of her school years. She graduated from Waverly High School in 2015 and attended LCC. She was a hard worker, always working multiple jobs and going to school full time. She somehow balanced it all. She was very particular about getting a pedicure and manicure every two weeks, and she always had her hair done and liked to look nice. She loved traveling, seeing family and going on adventures.

Danielle will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her parents, Robert Martinez and Gail (Charles Ledesma) Martinez; maternal grandmother, JurRee Schneider; paternal grandparents, Jose and Enriqueta Martinez; sisters, Briana Martinez and Mindee Best; and many aunts, uncles and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her boyfriend, Jeremiah Diaz; her uncles, Jose Martinez and Charles Jegla; and grandfather, Clemens Schneider.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Fred Thelen at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 W. Miller Rd., Lansing. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be left for Danielle’s family at www.EstesLeadley.com

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gary weber
September 13, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Another bright star has entered into Heavens. Our hearts are heavy after hearing of your loss. I have known the Martinez family for over 20 yrs. now living next door to Danielle’s grandparents. I remember first meeting a shy little 1 1/2 year old, but as the years passed and she grew Danielle and Briana became quite close friends with my children and were often found at our house when they were over visiting Jose and Henrietta. To the family I send our love and prayer and I know that you will all rally together as you always have and help each other through these times of need.
God bless you all

Gary and Sherri Weber and family

Barbara Blackburn
September 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Danielle was such an amazing person and I loved her so much. May God be with you all in your grief. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Lori Fruk
September 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Danielle was a wonderful young lady who I highly respected. she always had a smile on her face and knew how to make others smile.

She will be greatly missed!

Terri Arwood Hawthorne
September 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

You all are in my prayers.

Stacy Washington
September 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm

What a beautiful girl with the most amazing spirit! So very sorry for your loss!

Trevor Weber
September 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

My prayers and condolences for every one.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4 NIV

Carlos Roman Jr.
September 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Our Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To Robert & Gail Martinez! And To The Rest Of The Martinez Family! Our Condolences!
Luv, Carlos & Savanna Roman Jr.

Courtland Hardwick
September 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Just being honest wanted to be with her forever she was my crush lol but yes she was the nicest person whenever I spoke with her I’m sorry for your lost but she is not suffering anymore

Emily Gonzales
September 13, 2018 at 6:43 pm

My Deepest Condolences to all your Familia for Strength.

Penny wood
September 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Love to all of the family, I’m so sad for you.. love always.. penny wood.. gay

Alex/Rosie Gomez
September 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

Our sincere condolences Robert to you and your family

Alex & Rosie Gomez

Becky Miller-Hager
September 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Danielle. Her bubbly personality from kindergarten will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that loved her.

Jorden Wigton
September 13, 2018 at 10:34 pm

I hadn’t talked to Danielle in nearly a decade, but news of her passing was depressing to say the least. My condolences to her family and I wish them well.

Lindsay Smith
September 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm

I did not know her but I bet she was a great girl. I know Robert and David and you are such great guys I hate to think of you having to deal with the pain of this loss. I am so sorry for her passing and offer my deepsest sympathies and prayers to you and your family. My thoughts are with you, may you find comfort in the memories.

Janet & Tom Milan
September 13, 2018 at 11:27 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Danielle’s family—she was loved by so many and brought
joy to many—she was smart-polite-hard working-and a joy to be with—she just couldn’t
handle a broken heart—Remember –Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,love
leaves a memory no one can steal—Peace and Love—

September 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

Danielle was a beautiful young lady who displayed grit and determination on so many levels and my heart is heavy for her grieving family and friends. Rest in peace, young Warrior. You will be missed and remembered.

Terry Hathorn
September 14, 2018 at 12:11 am

My deepest condolences to you and your family and friends.

September 14, 2018 at 9:02 am

She was an amazing young lady with so much ahead of her , she was loved and very much admired , there’s nothing I can say to ease it , so I’ll just say congrats on raising such a amazing beautiful lady and I’m so sorry for your lost, I can’t imagine what your going thru

Phil and Rebecca Webber
September 14, 2018 at 11:23 am

Love you forever and always our sweet Danielle

Sue Langin
September 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

So very sorry for your loss, she was such a sweet shy girl. She was an amazing beautiful young lady and it broke my heart to hear of her passing. With much love and deepest condolence, praying for strength and love I cannot imagine what pain you are going though.

Michelle M Lopez-Mireles
September 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm

I was introduced to Danielle via Trish Herrick, our pedicurist, many years ago. Each time I’d encounter Danielle, I’d learn something different & fascinating this lovely young lady (at the time she was in high school). I’m honored to know such a beautiful young lady…she was not only beautiful on the outside but, most importantly, she was beautiful on the inside! I’m so very sad for myself and for all those who knew Danielle. To Danielle’s parents, sisters, and family members: Although I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting you, my heart breaks for ALL of you! You’re in my thoughts and prayers (Revelation 21:4)

Cheryl Fox
September 14, 2018 at 6:14 pm

So sorry that this beautiful young lady left to soon. My thoughts are with her family

Tori (the dog)
September 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm

You were the best dog walker ever … I loved it when your black impala would pull in the drive and you’d jump out and grab a ball from the garage and launch it across the back yard for me to retrieve … Although you made me mind, I loved going to the parks with you and Jeremiah and you’d let me off the leash to chase the squirrels and let me sniff around … You even took me to your work place and me being a girl too, I enjoyed seeing all of your friends and but I never figured out what a Salon was …No one gets to stay in this life forever so Danielle I will see you again on the other side someday … You were the best pal ever, Tori ….

Linda Miller
September 16, 2018 at 9:37 pm

Thank you Tori for your sharing this memory…

Kristin Loucks
September 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

We are so very deeply sorry for your loss, praying and thinking of your family.

The Loucks family

Angelica Pace
September 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you Gai, and your whole family, during this difficult time.

tab jackson
September 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

Such a tragic loss of a young promising life. I’ve known this family for 25 plus years and cannot express my deepest heartfelt and tearful regret. Danielle was a go getter who took pride in being busy with her school and work. Her efforts and contributions toward the greater good highlight a young woman of character and the willingness to do the right things. She will be missed by many and loved by more. I will for sure miss seeing her at the ball park and her always questioning me about why certain players were in or out of the game. Made me laugh every time she would ask, she had other ideas !! I will miss this Sweet One..!!

Karen Stewart
September 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Danielle, you were always too mature for your age, too beautiful for words, and too easy to talk to. I loved our conversations and the conversations and advice you gave to Amy. You are gone too soon. You will be missed terribly. We’re praying for your family and friends and loved ones who were all blessed to have known you.

September 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

My heart felt condolences to everyone who was touched by Danielle’s life and passing. She was loved by many, myself included. Beautiful, smart, talented, hard working and mature beyond her years. She has left an impact on my life and I am the better for knowing her.

Rest In Peace, sweet Danielle

JayJay Brickley
September 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

I know we weren’t close at all, but we were definitely friends. The one memory that sticks out the most to me would be when we were up at Grand Haven for the 4th of July Two years ago and after a long day out in the sun we both ended up in my car passed out waiting to go home lol, you in the back me in front. Not sure what had happened but you had asked me for a ride home that day and it was you, me, and Miquel. That’s the one memory that i would carry with me forever. What’s sad to realize is that place would unfortunately lead to your demise. You will be missed deeply. Rest easy Young One

Wayne and Anne Carlson
September 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

We got to know Danielle by being “regulars” at DeLuca’s restaurant on Thursday nights. We always looked forward to seeing her and sharing our thoughts with her. Danielle’s smile and sense of humor always brightened our day and our memories of her will last forever. She had a way of making us feel just a little bit better about ourselves each time we talked. Our sincere condolences to family and friends.

Carl & Phyllis
September 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Once you met her you just couldn’t forget her! Are family ALL loved her! We will miss her! What a great loss!

Mary Ann Turner
September 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Dear beautiful soul, may you find your place among stars, shine brightly for you were and always will be the bright special loving person in so many people’s lives. You have touched so many hearts you will be missed. But we can look up in the night sky and know your smile is a one of those stars.


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