November 26, 1965 – April 20, 2014
November 26, 1965 – April 20, 2014
October 28, 1944 - April 20, 2014
Please Do Not Send Flowers: Alternative suggestions to follow
Funeral Mass: Friday, April 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.
St. John of The Cross Parish
8086 Broadway, Lemon Grove CA 91945
Repast: Immediately following service. Potluck style.
527 Alene St., Spring Valley, CA 91977
Margaret Helen Ramirez (Margie) was welcomed into the loving embrace of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Margie’s heart was not strong enough due to a bout of Rheumatic fever as a child and her life was unexpectedly cut short at the age of 69. She is leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and commitment to family.
She lived many places in her life including; Los Angeles, San Diego, and Hawaii. In her later years, she spent time with each of her children and grandchildren in Littleton, CO, Garland, TX, and recently in El Cajon, CA. She loved to decorate in themes and always made every house into a home.
Margie always had the Semper Fi spirit and was a dedicated Marine wife and supporting Marine mother and Aunt. She became the second mom for many Marines that had no place to go. Her kitchen was always open.
The secret ingredient (love) was in everything she cooked and many people can remember their favorite dish. Her passion was baking and cake decorating. She was the Bakery Manager at Albertsons in Mira Mesa, CA before she retired. Margie’s cakes are well known and it was a privilege to have her bake a cake for your special occasion.
Margie was first and foremost a mom. She dedicated her life to her children and their offspring. Words cannot express the loss they feel.
Margie is preceded in death by her Father Richard Sr. and Brother Richard Jr. She is survived by her mother, Helen (89), her son Rio, two daughters Tammy and Marina, and eight sisters Patricia, Dorothy, Laura, LouAnna, Barbara, Monica, Susanne, and Charmaine.
Margie has eight grandchildren that were each a ray of sunshine in her life: Terin, Anthony, Amber, Irene, Valerie, Leandra, Thomas, and Skye Margaret.
She was blessed with three great-grandchildren: Vincent, Victor, and Ariana Margie is also holding her 4th great-grandchild’s soul in Heaven while we await her birth any day now.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that she loved and loved her, as well as many, many people that she always made feel like family.
An Angel was taken from Earth to watch over us from Heaven.
October 12, 1936 – April 19, 2014
Pending – April 16, 2014
May 21, 1926 – April 16, 2014
July 15, 1939 – April 15, 2014
March 13, 2014 – April 15, 2014
January 22, 1939 – April 14, 2014
January 23, 1938 – April 14, 2014
May 5, 1989 – April 12, 2014
October 12, 1954 – April 12, 2014
Barbara Ann Greene was born October 12, 1954 to Clifton and Ruth E. Coleman in Seguin, Texas. As a military family they relocated to San Diego, California. She attended the public schools of the city and last attended San Diego High School.
Barbara accepted the lord at the age of 8 years old. She was baptized at the Imperial Baptist Church which later became New Corinthian Baptist Church, where her pastor was Rev. LaSalle Jones. She served faithfully in the choir, usherboard (until medically she had to stepdown), Mission Dept , as well as serving her community through a christian outreach group known as Willing Worker for Christ. In 2009 she became a member of New Assurance Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Rickey T. Laster. She continued her service in the mission department and was appointed to the mothers board in 2013.
Barbara met and married Leon Parker Sr. at the age of 15 years old. From this union there is a total of four children after 6 years of marriage they decided to go their separate ways and she later married Bruce E. Greene.
Barbara has been employed as a Janitor, Preschool Aide, Home health Aide, Hairstylist, School bus Driver, Security Guard and a Truck Driver all before getting the career she loved as a San Diego Transit Bus Operator. Due to her health declining she chose to retire in April 2013 after 28 years of service.
Barbara was a woman blessed with great wisdom and knowledge. She loved her family, your family, her passengers, and anyone whom crossed her path. The greatest lesson we learned by watching her actions were love and forgive everyone even those that may misuse you.
Barbara departed this life on April 12, 2014 at 2:00am in the comfort of her home with her family. She is survived by her 5 children : Leon Parker, Mary Grimes, Christopher Parker, Yolanda Parker, and Sah-Renity Greene. Thirteen grandchildren Marquedas, Breon, Chaise, Shawn, Joy, Dasia, Alonzo, Jasmine, Ku’uleilani, Naxhaeily, Destiny, Chris Jr, and Kaiden. One great-grandchild Na’lah eight siblings Clifton Jr, Jimmy, Allen, Arnold, Michael, David, Mary, and Stacy and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
July 29, 1950 – April 12, 2014
July 14, 1976 – April 11, 2014
December 21, 1954 – April 8, 2014
Doris Marie County affectionately called “Cotton” by many who loved and knew her went home to our Lord and Christ after many years of fighting a brave battle with her illness. She is now in His hands and as all who loved and knew her she was definitely familiar with her Bible inside and out. There’s no doubt that she’s resting in peace and smiling down on us. Directing the entire heavens on the way she can.
She is preceded in death by her beloved father John County, Jr. loving mother Doris Mae Christmas-County, sister Nola J. County. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy to continue to bless us all. She is survived by her two loving daughters Tiffney Dionne County and Kenya Efia Lillard, granddaughter and the light of her life Temara Marie Stout, beloved brothers John County III, Claude L. County Sr. and loving sisters Gwendolyn J. County and Carolyn “Joyce” Clark and, son-in-law Shawn Stout.
Doris was born in San Antonio, Texas and was a true Dallas Cowboy fan. She wasted no time telling you that Texas was the size it was because she needed room to get around. She relocated to San Diego in 1971, to be with her favorite uncle affectionately known as “CC” County or Uncle to many who knew him. Upon her arrival to California she immediately enrolled in San Diego Community College majoring in Fashion Merchandizing. As one who really knew her she was one of the most stylish ladies on campus and didn’t have any qualms sharing her designs.
Doris never met a stranger, she welcomed everyone into her loving arms as if you were family and she loved entertaining the masses whenever there was an event to do so. She gave unselfishly, her time, advice, and Christian values too many. She was active in many of the community organizations in the Southeastern community. One of the highlights was while attending Educational Community College (ECC) was her “Thriller” moment.
One could say she made Michael Jackson’s album a hit with her dance classes she so loved to participate in around the clock. Nothing can more importantly than Christ and while she fellowshipped at Saint Stephens Cathedral for many years God was the reason she was who the person she was. No one came before him the Almighty and she was proud to be a Christian. She devoted her entire life preaching His word – especially to those who may have had a hardship or two. She was a true believer and trusted in the Lord 100%.
Doris met her beloved Steven Lillard while attending San Diego Community College and out of their loving reunion was born Kenya Efia County. Her hobbies consisted of shopping, designing, collecting many hats, cooking, baking, and fellowshipping at St. Stephan’s under the tutorage of Bishop McKinley.
Her close friends other than the Lord were always close by. She brought out the best in us all. She will surely be missed by her true friends, Tina, Dee, Dennis, Bernardo, Paulette, Irene, Dottie, Sister Dorsey and a vast amount of many others who came into her life. She was a real “keeper” who valued you for who you were not what you had. She was a blessing to be around. We will all miss her unique smile, her worldly advice, her sisterhood, and the many laughs! A job well done my beloved sister in Christ – job well done! Go in Peace and know you were loved by so many people that life will change, but the Lord will guide us as he did YOU!
January 6, 1931 – April 8, 2014
May 2, 1957 – April 8, 2014
Pending – April 7, 2014
October 6, 1936 – April 7, 2014
March 22, 1944 – April 7, 2014
July 3, 1980 – April 5, 2014