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Shamarie Nicole (Newberry) Riggins

May 9, 1993 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 28)

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And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying.  Neither shall there be anymore pain.  For the former things are passed away.          Revelation: 21:4

"The Lord Giveth and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21). Sometimes, God only allows His children to remain on earth for a little while. No parent plans to bury his or her child but when God sends His angels to bring his child home; much sooner than we planned, we'll brave the grief that comes and try to understand. It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us so young, but today as a family, we find comfort in knowing that Shamarie Nicole was a special part of a well-lived life. When God calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.

Shamarie Nicole Riggins was born on May 9, 1993, to Stephanie Newberry and Donnell Melvin in Brunswick, Georgia. She received her formal education at Glynn Academy High School in Brunswick, Georgia. She furthered her education at Ultimate Medical Academy in Clearwater, Florida and later became a medical assistant.

Shamarie N. Newberry was united in holy matrimony to Daniel J. Riggins in Brunswick, Georgia. Their union was blessed with one daughter, Cai’leigh Nicole Riggins.

In her leisure time, Shamarie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; especially her daughter, sisters, and mother. She was employed by Walmart as a stocker.

Shamarie Nicole Riggins departed this life on April 3, 2022. She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Uretha Brooks; grandmother, Essie Dowdy; aunt, Debbie Dowdy; and uncle, Tommy Dowdy.

She leaves to cherish her memories: husband, Daniel Riggins; daughter, Cai’leigh Nicole Celeste Riggins; mother, Stephanie (Gromyko) Green; father, Donnell (Tosha) Melvin; mother-in-law, Bronda Riggins; father-in-law, Arthur Riggins; siblings, Barbara (Tearre) Dowdy, Donnell Newberry, Brea Woods, NauJamee Merrell, Oquazia Woods, Shaimirror Green, Gromyko Green, Jr., Karter Green, Neysha Baker, Kechana Dale, Donneria Melvin; sister-in-law, Octavia (Ronald) Palmer; brothers-in-law, Arthur (Dominique) Riggins, Jr., Shannon Vereen, and Andre (Camille) Thomas; aunts, Felecia Newberry, Love Newberry, Inez Dowdy, Dwalla Wilkerson, Victoria Castorena, and Monique Smith; uncles, Demetrius (Sheneaka) Newberry, Maurice Newberry, Keshawn McNair, Jordan Newberry, Michael Dowdy, Charles Jones and Willie Melvin; grandparents, Barbara Newberry, Calvin Newberry and Patricia Williams; nieces and nephews, Julez Jordan, Soul Thornton, Kynlee Newberry, Dylan Newberry, Kolton Merrell, Donnell Newberry, Jr., Ah’rei Jackson, Ry’lei Jackson, Brandon Palmer, Chris Riggins, Sayvor, Sky, Chloe Mincy and Jace Mincy.; several great uncles and aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside or funeral service, either inside or outside, must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home or any other facility at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for all acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time in their lives.

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 Service Program


April 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Graveside Service
April 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
3301 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

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