Michele Martin

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Michele L. Martin, nee Pittman, 55, of Belleville, IL, born July 24, 1965, in Belleville, IL, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at her residence in Belleville, IL.

Michele enjoyed weekly thrift shopping at her local donation center.  She was an avid Stephen King reader and loved her pets as if they were her children.  She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, and fiancée. Michele was loved by so many people and will be deeply missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing her.  She was marketing recruiting coordinator at People Ready for over 20 years. Her occupation allowed her to make a difference for an immense amount of people.  Michele truly enjoyed dancing around the kitchen with her daughters, and granddaughters, to the music of many artists including, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Cyndi Lauper, and Meatloaf, just to name a few.  On every national holiday, Michele hosted a tasty open house family gathering, welcoming everyone who came to join.  Michele was an inspiring woman who had the biggest heart.  She was inspirational, kind, and loving. She was a lover of art, music, and dance, but above all, the color purple.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Frank Morton; and her grandmother, Helen Bailey.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Karen (Mark) Tuttle;
four daughters, Nicole Martin, Heather Martin, Danielle Martin, and Samantha Greenwood;
four grandchildren, Kaydence Shockley, Peyton Brown, Chloe Greenwood, and Colton Seibert;
her fiancé, Glen Greenwood;
and extended family, Michelle Morton and her son, Tyler Morton.

A memorial service will be held at Laderman Park on a date to be announced.

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9 Comments on Michele Martin

Brenda Williamson said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 4:17 PM

To the family, We are so sorry for your loss I just got word of mom's passing today ,and was so shocked. It seems like we've been having too much loss in the family. Our prayers are with all of you need anything please let me know. All our love and prayers Brenda Williamson and family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kimberly Vocker said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2020 at 9:35 PM

We stayed up many a Saturday night playing UNO until 4 a.m. and teasing you for eating tums...you always needed them during your pregnancies...we shared more than a love of the game, we shared birth years, fashion style, and most importantly, the color purple; any shade was good, as long as it was purple...I Love You soooo very much and will miss you for all the days of my life...have the UNO cards ready by the time I get there...I think I can still take you...LOL...you WILL BE SOOOOO MISSED Aunt Michelle!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cathy Dupertuis said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2020 at 9:58 AM

My heart sinks with the thought that I will not be able to see you again. You have been a treasured friend. We were a great team at People Ready, through good times and bad. I,m so glad I had the opportunity to spend some time with you and say goodbye on Sunday and more happy that I had you in my life. You will be dearly missed my super sassy friend.

  • Red Bud
  • IL
John Brooks said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 11:06 PM

This was truly hurtful , I've worked with Michele for many years and learned much from her straightforwardness, spirit, laughter, and hope. We laughed and cried many days. Your toughness I will always remember, thank you for taking me under your wing. Your family friends and loved ones will miss you and your fire. Be Blessed you will truly be missed.

  • Cahokia
  • IL
Tom Grant said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 7:15 PM

It was my privilege to call Michele a colleague during our time at PeopleReady. Michele had such an impact on so many lives in the Metro East. An unsung hero. You could always count on Michele. She was proud of her family and dedicated to the very end. I will miss her spirit and friendship. A void that will never be replaced. Please accept my sincere condolence.

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois
Clara Elmore said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 3:31 PM

My deepest sympathy for your family. Michelle was my C buddy and I know she fought the good fight. May You Rest in Paradise Sweet Angel!!!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Eva Womble said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 2:55 PM

I got the pleasure of meeting Michelle over 30 years ago. I babysat her daughter's when they were younger and she was one of the best woman I have ever met and had the pleasure of knowing. Love you Michelle♥️♥️

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Larry Majeski said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 10:42 AM

So Sorry! gone to soon, you will be missed.

  • O'Falolon
  • IL
Larry Majeski said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 10:42 AM

So Sorry! gone to soon, you will be missed.

  • O'Falolon
  • IL

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