Jon (Jon Jon) Christian Martinez of Bryan while surrounded by his parents and care givers went to be with Jesus on Feb 19, 2020. A time for family to receive friends and family will be from 5-8pm with a memory sharing ceremony to begin at 6 pm on Saturday February 22, 2020 at Hillier Funeral Home of BRYAN. Life Celebration Services will be at Central Church at 3pm on Sunday February 23, 2020 with interment to follow at College Station Memorial Cemetery.
Jon was born in Bryan Texas, to Angel Martinez, Jr and Tammie Sue Foster. He graduated from Bryan High School in 2017.
Jon Jon was a gift to us all. He had his special way of touching everyone he met. Most of all he taught us to love with a big heart and to have a purpose to life and no matter what…..LIFE IS PRECIOUS. Some will say that he was the most loving, mischievous, sweet little turd they ever met, yet he was their angel in disguise and taught everyone about unconditional love. He had his own way of communicating especially when passing by a McDonalds and wanting his DR. PEPPER. His eyes lit up when going through a drive thru and giving him a "sobide".
Being happy means hopping up and down with a big smile. Being happy means being tickled and laughing with his special laugh. Being happy means sitting on the couch with Dad watching TV. Being happy means riding in the Polaris and feeding the cows. He brought smiles and joy to everyone. No one was a stranger to Jon Jon.
Jon Jon gave the most precious thing he could in his passing, a symbol of hope for those who are waiting…. a gift to others……. he DONATED LIFE. Selfless to the end, Jon Jon continues to provide unconditional love through is donation of life. He was a hero to all in life and even in death.
He is preceded in death by his nana Connie Martinez, grandfathers Angel Martinez, Sr, Louis Seiter, Jr. and Jerry Shelton, and grandmother Nona Sue Shelton.
He is survived by his father, Angel Martinez, Jr and bonus mom, LTC Geralyn Martinez (Ret); mother, Tammie Sue Foster and bonus father Jim Foster, tias Julia Garcia and husband Phillip, Mary Jane Flores and husband Phillip, Jeanne Fraiser and husband Bruce, and Maria Jimmerson and husband Kevin, aunts Tina Wiese and Terri Shelton, sister Arielle Crosley and fiancé Colt Preuett, sister Annabelle Foster , brothers Kyle and James Michael Foster, and many cousins and extended family.
The family is grateful for the all the love that Susie Yzaguirre and Brittney Gibson gave Jon each day. They touched his heart and the hearts of his family and will forever be part of the family.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the nurses and physicians that touched Jon Jon during his final days and for everyone who participated in his Hero Walk final journey.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Starts at 4:00pm
College Station Memorial Cemetery