Michael “Mikey” Martinez
August 1, 1982 - October 14, 2022

Michael Joseph “Mikey” Martinez, 40, died peacefully at home in Jacksonville on Friday, October 14th, 2022.

Mikey was born in Joliet, IL on Sunday, August 1, 1982. He attended Joliet Township schools and worked various jobs in Will and Cook counties before relocating to Jacksonville, NC in 2005. During 2022, he worked doing house and yard maintenance in Onslow County.

Michaels favorite times were spent reading or at the beach with his dogs. He never walked away from trying to help a friend.

Left to cherish his memory, are his son, Andrew Martinez of Joliet; mom and dad, Lucy and Don de Hagara of the home; sister and brother in-law, Angelica and James Perez with nieces, Gabriella and Kensley of Lorain, OH; father, José Martinez of Joliet, IL; godmother, Karen Blake of Diamond, IL; second mom, Gloria Barton of Joliet, IL; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and by his two canines, Jake (Guy) and Buddy.

Mikey knew that any trip he took back home, he was always welcomed at the home of Aunt Janie Martinez and Uncle Mario Quintero.

The family plans to hold a memorial get-together next summer in IL.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.


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  • Gloria Barton Posted October 25, 2022 12:25 pm

    Mikey I miss you so much. I will never go to the movies again without thinking of you and Andrew and how much fun we had back in the day. Or when we use to spend all the holidays or sleep overs or when you use to live with me. Those memories are strong. I feel so broken hearted now that you are gone knowing that will never happen again and it just breaks my soul . I know you are at peace now with mom and daddy and they will take care of you now like your mom and Don have. Mikey no matter what KNOW how much we love you and miss you. You will always be around me I still in the quiet of the night hear you say love you mom. Love you always and forever your aunt Gloria

  • Janie martinez Posted October 26, 2022 10:09 am

    My heart is so broken to see you gone Michael was the kindest person that would help you with anything or give you anything he had you will be gone but never forgotten you are forever in my heart till we meet again love you Michael

  • Melissa Quintero Posted October 28, 2022 2:17 am

    I hate to write this an I dread this!!! It hurts an makes me angry, being my God brother an u always said u would protect me an Angel. You did just that. My kids love you soooo much. You helped me thru soo much, Thank you Mikey. We will always love you unconditionally and you will always be my Big brother 💛 Meli(sis4ever)

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