Marielle Natalia Barberena was born August 16, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD. She was so excited to meet her parents Michele Turner and Erik Barberena that she was born 3 months premature. Despite the challenges she faced due to her early birth, Marielle remained a loving, joyful, and charismatic spirit. On Monday, July 17, 2017, God called for Marielle to come home to Him, ending her earthly life and welcoming her to eternal life.
We grieve immensely for Marielle, but know that she is smiling down on us from Heaven. Marielle will forever be missed by Mom and Dad, siblings Ethan, Lauren, Tahj, and Erik Malik; Maternal Grandmother, Burnett Turner; Paternal Grandparents Josefina Barberena and Ramon Barberena; Aunts LaToya, Tiffany, and Taysha; Ralph, Jr; and countless other family members and friends.
The family has requested everyone who attends the services to please wear BRIGHT COLORS!!