Johnson Funeral Home - Richlands

210 Hargett St, Richlands, NC


Kristi Gale Marinez

January 14, 1962August 26, 2020

Kristi Gale Marinez peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, NC while being loved on and held by her family and listening to music & audio of her with her children and grandchildren. She was born on January 14th, 1962 to George and Sandy Jordan in Upland, California. She was raised in Ontario, California and attended Chaffey High School. She was a paralegal and medical assistant as well as a probation community service officer. But more than anything she was a loving wife and mother.

Kris is survived by her parents George & Sandy; her husband Rob, of 35 years; her children, Marty (Country), Shannon, and Robby (Shawna); her brother, Jeff (Dena) and her sister, Kerri Holsten (Mike); her grandchildren ShyAnn, Brittney, Darrian, Tristan, Hayden, Alaina, Kyrie, Robert and Jordan and one great grandchild Holden; her sister in love Cindy and many loved nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.


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Joy Janene Rice

September 1, 2020

Oh Kris, it’s so hard to believe that you’re gone. If it were just based on orneriness and sheer will, you would have outlived us all.

I have so many memories of just talking and laughing with you back in the day. I could talk with you for hours! You had such a way of making that awkward teenage girl feel so incredibly special. You could have talked me into damn near anything and proved it on more than one occasion. lol You had a way of making something as mundane as a trip to the grocery store feel like an adventure. That’s not an easy thing in a hometown as small as ours.

I marveled at the way you could talk to people or handle whatever life sent your way. You were a force to be reckoned with for sure, and I always loved that about you!

I remember when my dad got sick and we thought we were going to lose him. You said the same kind comforting words that others were saying to me but then you pushed through the fog and sweetly but sternly reminded me that I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing about it. There was a newspaper to run and medical care that my dad still needed. You had such a bolstering affect that was so reassuring and so appreciated. It was as if you could pour some of your own strength into others if necessary. I so desperately wish I could return the favor for your family who love you so much and are reeling with the grief from losing you so suddenly.

My heart aches from the loss and the shared pain, while being so grateful to have known you. Goodbye for now and rest in peace dear friend. You are loved and will be deeply missed.

Nadiah Yacoub Dunkin

August 30, 2020

I had the opportunity and privilege to actually meet her when her daughter Shannon was staying with me. Shannon you had nothing to say but good things about your mom and I know she was your hero and also God's.
You will be surely missed...

Michelle Jordan

August 30, 2020

I remember you and uncle taking me and shyann on the hayride. It was a tradition every year to go. It was during Christmas. You made everything so much fun and it was always about the experience. I miss you auntie. There’s truly no one like you.

Lorri Warthen

August 30, 2020

I will always rember our talks. In February when my husband had emergency open heart surgery, she reached out to me, every day to not only see how my husband was, but to check to see how I was. That was the type of person she was. Rest in peace my friend. Prayers of peace and comfort for your family.


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