Melina I. Martinez-Walker, 18 of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was a 2021 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School. She went on to pursue her passion studying Pre-Med at Lorain County Community College on a full scholarship. Her dream was to become a Pediatric Neurologist to help children like her, struggling with Epilepsy and the desire to be medication free. In high school, Melina was in student council; was an aggressive Rugby player; loved singing in the choir; and designed the front page of her senior yearbook. Also, while in high school, she worked at Arby’s and Pizza Hut, and helped in the school offices and tutored students in Math and Spanish. Needless to say, she was a very active girl. She was also a member and a liturgical dancer at Sacred Heart Chapel. At LCCC, she was in the Honors Society while also working at Target. Melina loved people. She loved helping people. She helped others through difficult times and touched many lives. She had a huge impact during her short time here and will be immensely missed.
Melina is survived by her mother, Michelle Martinez; father, Leonard Walker, Jr.; step-father, Kavis Roberts; brother, Kyrie Martinez; sister, Ayanna Walker-Wright; grandparents, Virginia Ramos, Jose Martinez, Sr., Iris Martinez, and Marnina Burnette; maternal aunts and uncles – Jose Martinez, Jr. (Tara), Aaron Vranekovic, Luis Martinez, Angel Cruz, Melissa Martinez-McCall, and Amy Cruz; paternal aunts and uncles – Dante Burnette, Manuel Noble, James Walker, Melinda Walker, and Beverly Walker; along with many cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Leonard Walker, Sr.
The family will receive friends at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain on Sunday from 4-8pm. Friends may also call Monday from 8:30am until the time of Mass at 9:30am at the church. The Rev. Robert Marva, OFM of St. Agnes Our Lady of Fatima will officiate.
Donations can be made via Go Fund Me: https://gofund.me/27d42626
“For my family: for your effort and support, when you see me fly, know that you painted my wings.” – Melina Martinez-Walker
Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.