October 25, 1974 ~ August 19, 2021

Born in: Gary, IN
Resided in: Los Angeles, CA

Letrice Necole (Neke) Martin departed this life on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 46.  She was born in Gary, IN, to parents Georgeann A. Martin and Michael Sutton, Sr., on October 25, 1974, and was the younger of their two children.

In 1985, Neke and her mother relocated to Los Angeles, CA, where she completed her primary and secondary education.  She went on to obtain certification as a Human Resources Generalist.  Upon receipt of her certification, Neke worked for several notable companies, Special Services Group (SSG), Southern California Edison, Toyota Motor Company, Diagnostic Laboratories, and U.S. Vets.

Neke was a bright, strikingly beautiful young woman with a captivating smile.  She was an excellent cook, and she possessed a natural talent as a hairstylist.  Neke enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, and her rescue puppy Storm.  She also loved long walks on the beach, and attending concerts with her life partner Gregory Thomas. Neke had a warm and generous heart, with the true spirit of a California girl.  She was loved by all who knew her, and will truly be missed.

Neke is preceded in death by her mother Georgeann A. Martin, and both maternal and paternal grandparents. She is survived by her beloved son Austin Tyler Trapp, life partner and forever love Gregory Thomas, father Michael Sutton Sr., siblings Michael A. Sutton (Martine), Kathy Sutton, and John Sutton.  Also left to mourn her passing are nieces Helena Sutton, Diamond Sutton, Megan Sutton, Layona Sutton, nephews Antwan Sutton, Qujuan Sutton, and Mickey Chambers, along with a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, and friends, all whom she cherished dearly.


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Visitation: September 13, 2021 5:00 pm - September 13, 2021 7:00 pm

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Service: September 14, 2021 1:00 pm

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Inglewood, CA 90301


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  1. candle 7I will miss our conversations, reminiscing, and the laughter. Was really looking forward to making more memories, but God had other plans. I light a candle with an infinite flame in your honor and as a symbol that nothing is ever final, until we meet again baby girl.

  2. candle 1Baby you was just here.
    Seems like I’m repeating grandmas death all over again. Now that you gone we all gained another angel.
    Atleast you not in pain anymore.
    I believe in the after life. I won’t keep your soul here on earth.
    You finally free.
    Just come visit me.
    Love you always

  3. candle 1Although we were separated by many miles, I never stopped loving you. You were my bonus baby. The little girl I never had. And even though I will miss seeing your beautiful face and those magnificent eyes, I can take solace knowing that your struggles on this earth are over. I can rest assured knowing that upon your arrival to heaven, Mommy, James, Val, and all the other ancestors were waiting to greet you. In my minds eye, I see Gee Gee standing at the gates smiling with outstretched open arms. She new you were coming… She went forth to prepare a place for you, and now you’re home.

    Losing you is oh so painful. But, I know you are in a better place. I know you are in the presence of The Lord.

    Rest in Heaven Princess Nicky.

  4. candle 8Was so glad I got to see you. Chatted it up on the phone. We had more catching up. You is missed. I love you cuz!

  5. candle 3I ❤ love you Necole,I will never forget you &Gee.My daughter Nicole called me lastnight. I asked about you,who would have ever imagined , when she checked on Facebook ,we read your obituary. I’m still in total shock.I came home from work and pulled up your Memorial Service.OMG it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! God Bless The Family.Sheryl &Nicole from Gary,Ind.

  6. She look so much like Michelle that it’ s shocking, however the true fact is that her along with both her Mother and Grandmother, as well as her Great aunt are right now togather engaging in tea while reflecting on earlier times…

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