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Lessie E. Martinez
Lessie E. Martinez

Lessie E. Martinez

March 12, 1938 - January 25, 2021

Lessie E. Martinez (Johnson) was born on March 12, 1938 to the union of Damon B. and Mabel Johnson (Williams), in Cincinnati, OH, both whom proceeded her in death. 

Lessie attended Washburn Elementary, Bloom Jr. High and later graduated from Taft High School. 

In 1959 Lessie married Mack Dean and to that union one son was born Damon B. Dean. In 1967 she married Esquire Martinez and to that union one daughter was born, Melanie Martinez. 

Lessie was employed by the Jewish Hospital Gift Shop for several years before moving on to Frank Messer & Sons Construction where she later retired after 20 plus years of service. 

Lessie enjoyed good food, (especially Frischs Big Boys), music, dancing (she was always the life of the party). Her favorite Saturday pastime was walking around downtown and shopping at Macys. She was a diehard football fan - the Bengals was her favorite team; you could catch her watching the game and listening to music all at the same time.  

Lessie was a fun-loving person that loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was kindhearted and giving - she will be truly missed. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her two children whom she dearly loved, Damon B.  Dean (Michelle), and Melanie Martinez, two sisters, Thelma Carpenter (William), and Dolores Barnes  one sister Vera Rahman proceeded her in death.  She also leaves behind two grandsons, Damon B. Dean, Jr. (Shannon), and Keyonte Dean.  Four great grandchildren, Damon III, Deion, DaNae, Duane. Along with a host of nieces, nephews extended relatives, friends, a special family friend Myko Chapman.  

While Lessies loss will be felt by many, we know without a shadow of a doubt that we will see her again on the other side. 

Service Location Date Time Stream Link Directions
Memorial Visitation Spring grove Funeral Homes February 6, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Directions
Memorial Service Spring Grove Funeral Homes February 6, 2021 11 am Directions

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