Scarlett Olivia Martin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Born on November 1, 2011, she was the precious daughter of Leland C. and Sarah Phillips Martin.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her big brother, Cordell James Martin; her maternal grandparents, Michael and Sandra Phillips; her paternal grandparents, Jim and Karen Martin; and two aunts, Kathryn Grzebin and her husband, Jeff, and Lindsay Harrison and her husband, Tim.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 4th at 2 p.m. at Triple R Ranch, 3531 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to C.J. Foundation For SIDS, www.cjsids.org, or to the Triple R Ranch.
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So sorry for your loss. Please know we are lifting you through prayer and will continue to do so. May peace be with you in the name of the Lord.
Words can not express the sorrow we feel over the death of your precious angel. You are all in our thoughts.
My prayers are with the whole family. May God’s love surround each & everyone of you & hold you tight. I Love You…Susie
I love you guys. And I loved your little one. She will always hold a very special place in my heart.
So sorry for your tragic loss. May you know no further suffering.
I’m honestly not really sure what to say. “I’m sorry for your loss” doesn’t exactly cover it. I was so looking forward to meeting Scarlett this summer; I loved all the pictures and videos you’d posted of her on Facebook and I knew she’d be even more adorable in person. I know she was greatly loved by all of you, and now she’s resting in Jesus’ arms. I pray that He would also wrap His arms around you right now and give you strength and peace.
Lee, Sarah, and Cordell,
I’m so sorry that your family is having to go through this. I enjoyed watching the videos of little miss Scarlett chatting away in her car, and the pictures of her brilliant smile. Your sweet daughter will certainly be remembered! We don’t always know why God does the things He does, but He always always knows more than we ever will. I’m so sorry we can’t spend the here and now with Miss Scarlett. I look forward to meeting your preciaous little girl in heaven where I KNOW Jesus is looking after her better than we could do here on Earth.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your family.
Scarlett you are muchly loved and will be deep in our memories forever. Scarlett spread your wings and fly to the stars. We love you..
Rest in Peace Sweet Baby. You will always be loved and not forgotten… I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to meet you.
I cannot imagine the grief you must be feeling, dear Sarah Kate. I’m thinking of you at this time and always.I know you will have the strength and love to get through this painful time.
We’ve not met, we received your link through our niece, Ashley’s facebook post. We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers during this very challenging time.
Sarah and Lee I cannot begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling. My heart and soul are heavy with unshed tears as I remember your adorable daughter and how loveley and big her smile was. She will always be cherised and remembered in my heart and your lives. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. My prayers and love to you both and your family.
Dear Leeland, Sarah and family- My name is Amy Gardner (formerly Amy Koenig) and I was a friend of Lee’s at Triple R Ranch over the years of 2001-02. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain that you are going through and I pray that God will give you the strength and peace to work through this difficult time. Scarlett is such a beautiful girl, I pray that you are left with many many wonderful memories, and, even though her time here was short, she blessed your family and all who knew her. Many Prayers for you from The Gardners of Raleigh NC.
Lee and Sarah,
There are no words to express the sorrow felt for you as you grieve the loss of Scarlett. May you feel God’s presence surrounding you, as he has you tucked under his wing, providing for you a peace that passes all understanding.
Lee and Sarah. It’s so hard to understand why things like this happen. My heart is heavy with the loss of Scarlett. God has not left you He is holding your precious angel in His arms, holding her until you are all reunited.
May your family be blessed as always. You are all a wonderful family and some of the best friends a person could ask for. God has called his child home.
Love you all.
Sarah, Lee, & Cordell. There are no words that I can say to ease the pain and loss you are feeling. Scarlett was a beautiful, precious little angel who I know brought much joy and laughter to your family. While we never had the opportunity to meet her, I feel as if I knew her so well through your FB thoughts and pictures. She will forever be in our hearts.
I know that words cannot not fill the whole in your heart and the emptiness in your arms, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May each memory of Sweet Angel Scarlett’s smile become a comfort in the days ahead. Much love from Aunt Kathy & Uncle Gregg
My heart aches for you all. May God strengthen you and grant you peace.
May a choir of angles come to greet her,
May they speed her to paradise,
May the Lord enfold her in HIS mercy,
May she find eternal life.
Peace, comfort and love….
Debbie and Randy Hennessy and Family
My heart is melting for all of your losses…….
Dearest Mommy and Daddy,
When you wonder the meaning of life and love
Know that I am with you
Close your eyes and feel me kissing you
In the gentle breeze across your cheeks
When you begin to doubt that you shall ever see me again
Quiet your mind and hear me
I am in the whisper of the heavens
Speaking of your love
When you lose your identity
When you question who you are
Where you are going
Open your heart and see me
I am the twinkle in the stars
Smiling down upon you
Lighting the path for your journey
When you awaken each morning
Not remembering your dreams
But feeling content and serene
Know that I was with you
Filling your night with thoughts of me
When you linger in the remnant pain
Wholeness seeming so unfamiliar
Think of me and know that I am with you
Touching you through the shared tears of a gentle friend
Easing the pain
As the sunrise illuminates the desert sky
In that breathtaking glory, awaken your spirit
Think of our time together, all too brief, but ever brilliant
When you were certain of your destiny
Know that God created that moment in time, just for us.
Dearest Mommy and Daddy, I am with you always,
Dear Lee, Sarah and family –
Sarah, your mom and my mom were nursing school room mates and have remained friends ever since. I was at your parent’s wedding and I remember coming to see you very shortly after your mom and dad brought you home.
I have followed your life recently through your mom’s facebook page and have throughly enjoyed the pictures and videos you have shared.
My heart breaks for all of you in the loss of sweet Scarlett.
I pray that you feel all of the love and prayers being sent your way.
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter’s death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sarah Kate, You and your family continue to be in my prayers. Since Ginny called me with the news, I have been reliving those same difficult days from almost 21 years ago. Grief work is hard work, so be assured of my continued prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Mike Phillips was the grandpa and is my friend at work at AMSEA. He told me about being a grand father before I was one and now that I am a grandpa, I have a small idea of his loss of his granddaughter.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
We send our love and prayers for Baby Scarlett. She fulfilled her divine destiny in her brief visit to this world. Thanks be to God!
The Ignacio Family: Luis & Alice, Tony, Alex & Hope at
1206 Fairway Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia
Although we’ve never had the opportunity to meet yet, I did want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers at this very difficult time.
May God bring you peace in your heart as I continue to lift you in prayer.
Indep. Advanced Director with The Pampered Chef
I’m so sorry to here about your loss. Please know that we will be praying for you and your families comfort in this most diffucult time.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. In Jesus Name. Kim & Ed Carroll
I miss you baby. Every day