Jonathon David Mennini

March 28, 1989November 6, 2018

Jonathon David Mennini died unexpectedly at home on November 6, 2018 in Ooltewah, Tennessee at the age of 29.

Jonathon is survived by his wife, Cristhine Cespedes Mennini and 9 month old son, Enzo Alessandro. He is also survived by his father, David (Lalainia) Mennini of Murphy, North Carolina, mother, Merribeth (Kenneth) Robinet of Vassar, Michigan, sisters, Lilliana Mennini of Murphy, North Carolina, Lora Ormsbee of Erie, Pennsylvania and Sarah Chapman of Cartersville, Georgia.

Jonathon was born on March 28, 1989 in Erie, Pennsylvania and moved shortly thereafter to Naples, Florida, where he was a member of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and graduated from Golden Gate High School in 2007. He moved to Ooltewah, Tennessee in 2014. Jonathon was a dedicated father, husband and son. He will be sorely missed by all.

A funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN, 37421 with Fr. Christopher Floersh officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Enzo Alessandro Mennini at First Tennessee Bank or Capital Bank.

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Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN, 37421.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jonathon David Mennini

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Courtney Wilson

November 10, 2018


You were an amazing friend, fellow band member, and all around great guy. I remember meeting you at band camp prior to Golden Gate High School opening in 2004. You were telling jokes when I walked up to talk to my cousin, Josh; and you found out Josh and I were related. You were an amazing trumpet player - from standing on the sidelines (for the National Anthem and our halftime performances), to stand tunes (especially “I Like The Way You Move” by OutKast), and the Patriotic Concerts paying tribute to the Veterans; we knew, that’s Jon playing that part! I will miss yelling your name in the hallway, “Mennini” and hanging out with you on 5th Ave at Kilwin’s Ice Cream and going to the Naples Pier; in your silver bug with Josh. I will always cherish the good times we had. You are truly missed by the Titan Band Family. Once a Titan, always a Titan. Love and miss you Jon.

To the Family,

Jon is in a better place where there is no more pain or suffering. God’s got him now and he’s watching over us all, family and friends as one. I pray for peace, love, comfort, and strength during this time for us all.

Love Always,

Best Beginnings Early Learning Schools Anna Ensley

November 10, 2018

Dear Cristhine and Family,
Please know that all of us at Best Beginnings Early Learning Schools are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Although we have just recently met and Enzo has just begun to attend our school we feel honored to have you as part of our school family. At our first visit together and time at school, I could tell immediately what a loving warm family you all are. What a precious little baby you have. Words can not express the loss you must feel. Please know that the Taslimi family and all of the staff at Best Beginnings want to extend any assistance that we can offer to help you in your time of need. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Sincerely, Anna Ensley