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Reilynn Mary Mentz

March 28, 2007 - February 5, 2020

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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time:
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Service Time:
3:00 PM

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Miss Reilynn "Rei" Mary Mentz, 12, of Raleigh, NC passed away on February 5, 2020. She was the daughter of Erin and Joe Mentz. Reilynn was born on March 28, 2007 in Durham, NC. She attended Wake Forest Middle School and dreamed of one day becoming a veterinarian.
Reilynn enjoyed: music and arts, all animals, the ocean, swimming, amusement parks, Steelers football, roller-blading, and laughing. Reilynn loved all of her family and friends, and in return she was immediate loved by everyone who came into contact with her. Reilynn considered herself shy, but was always the first person to start a conversation with anyone, and she had the ability to make everyone laugh without even trying to.
A funeral service will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. There will also be a Visitation and Viewing for Reilynn immediately prior to the funeral service from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
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Carol Ferris - Gamma
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July 30, 2020
Replying, your Gamma misses you so much. Every day I miss you more and more. I love you very much honey and always will. You are always in my heart princess each and every day.
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March 29, 2020
Happy birthday my sweet girl. I felt you with me tonight- thank you. It was the 2nd time I’ve truly felt you with me. We miss you every day and will never stop loving you
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Kacie Truelove
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March 28, 2020
Happy 13th sweet girl! Wearing our fuzzy socks today and will be painting my nails black while listening to Eminem just to celebrate you.

All my love,
Kacie?:blue_heart:
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March 18, 2020
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Rei- we love you. Mom and Dad
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March 13, 2020
Rei- happy Friday the 13th. I know you love this day and watching the marathon. I wish we were watching it together. Love you
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March 7, 2020
Hi Rei. You’re mom and I are trying, but every day still hurts. What keeps us going is that we will be together again. We love you always
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Kristy Gajowiak
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March 5, 2020
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Maggie Corralejo
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February 16, 2020
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Emily Owens
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February 16, 2020
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kellie Cook
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February 16, 2020
Joe I’m so sorry to hear of this news! Keeping prayers for you and your family!!
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Brittany Atwell
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February 16, 2020
It's been years since I've seen her, or Joe for that matter. But when I worked with him at the poyner place Applebee's, taking care of Reilynn after her martial arts classes was some of the best highlights of my time there. This is devastating news, and my heart goes out to the entire family.
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Sue M Smith
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February 16, 2020
Dearest Joe and Erin
I just found out bout Rei
I am so truly sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and free spirit. Have been thinking of your whole family for awhile now and hoping to see you soon. I do not have words to express what I feel for you. I love you both as I do Rei. Sue
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Jennifer Merlin
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February 16, 2020
I am so so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
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February 15, 2020
Family and friends- thank you all so very much for making today so special. It means everything to Erin and I to see how many lives Reilynn was able to touch in her short amount of time. May we remember her always not just as our family member or friend, but as the angel that God let us borrow. We love you all. Joe and Erin
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Nancy Marinone
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February 15, 2020
Reilynn was pure LOVE. I cannot even express how much I am going miss her.
I love you sooo much Rei. A Beautiful ray of light has been extinguished from our lives.
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Kathy Boucher
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February 15, 2020
Rei’s sweet inquisitive nature will always bring a smile. I am so glad I had the opportunity to experience knowing her.
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February 14, 2020
Reilynn- you’ll always be my valentine. Happy Valentines Day sweetheart
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Kristy Gajowiak
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February 14, 2020
Reilynn, I will forever love and miss you. From the moment you were born and I first held you, we had such a special connection. My precious little girl. You taught me many things, but most of all, you taught me how to be a better person. You always stood up for what was right, fought for what you believed, and were never afraid to take a chance. I will continue to try my best to live my life like that, to make you proud, just like I always was of you. I love you so very much and will carry you in my heart forever.
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February 14, 2020
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February 13, 2020
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February 13, 2020
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February 13, 2020
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Masha Mentz
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February 13, 2020
To my dear niece, you will be greatly missed. I remember when you were 3 months old and I would stay with you all summer long and babysitting you. You were the cutest little baby and you so sweet. I want to remember you just like that. I hope we meet again. I love you very much. Love Auntie Masha.
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Glen Barganier
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February 13, 2020
My heart goes out to the Mentz family during this very difficult time. May GOD, and the loving memories of Reilynn help you to find peace
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February 13, 2020
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February 12, 2020
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Kylie Boney
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February 12, 2020
So sorry for the loss of your daughter! She was a beautiful girl:heart::pensive:
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Valya Mentz
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February 12, 2020
Our sweet girl, you are in our hearts and we always will keep our memories of the great times we had with you!
We remember how cute you were when Masha babysat you, and you always was a smiling girl. You will lift your two arms, like an angel will lift them for a flight, and we called you our Little Angel.
We remember how curious you were learning new things and loving every butterfly around you. We remember how good you were in Karate and was rewarded with many Belts. We remember how brave you were watching scare movies and running for many turns on the highest roller coaster in an amusement park. We remember how much you loved swimming in the ocean and didn’t have any fears of going into deep water. We remember how you and the boys walked around the campground and and how you were running a marathon with your mom. You kept us smiling and you were full of surprises. Our hearts are full of sadness and pain of losing you, but we always will have you with us. You are in our memories and some day our souls will be together. We deeply miss you and love you a lot.
Grandma Valya and Papa
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Joe Mentz
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February 12, 2020
Though we will always miss you as well as the joy you always brought into our lives, please know that you will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts. Valya and I love you so much.
Grandpa and Valya
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judy Mentz
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February 11, 2020
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judy Mentz
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February 11, 2020
To my beautiful niece Rei, you were loving, compassionate and a free spirit. The world was a better place just having you in it. Your smile could brighten up a room. You taught us the true meaning of courage. May God hold you close and surround you with his angels. You will forever have a special place in my heart and I will love you forever.
Aunt Judy
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February 11, 2020
Rei- you were a miracle from day 1. Your mom and I thought we would never be able to have a child. Then God blessed us with the miracle of you. You showed us what true love is. Thank you. For 110 days you also showed us what true courage is and what it’s like to fight for something. Thank you. Everything I see, everything I do reminds me of you. That’s because we once saw it and did it together. Thank you. I hope you can see this today, what everyone is saying about you. In your short life, you were able to touch the hearts of soo many people. One day we will all get to see you again. Your mom and I will continue to live our lives still knowing that you are a part of it, but we will not be afraid on the day we get to be with you again. We love you Reilynn. Thank you for the miracle of you!
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Mary Flaherty
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February 11, 2020
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Nichole Arnold-Minkley
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February 11, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.
Nichole
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George Ferris
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February 11, 2020
I remember REI always caring for and concerned about all the dogs and cats. REI had a wonderful soul. Always playing and always happy. I miss you granddaughter. All my love, Grandpa George.
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Meatta Dennis
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February 11, 2020
Thanks for the time you had with us, especially Troy. We will really miss you, but we know that you are in Heaven. Sweet dreams little angel!! Meatta and Troy.
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Robert and Diane Barganier
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February 11, 2020
No parent should ever lose a child. Praying for God's comfort and strength for Reilynn's family. May her smile and happy memories be in your hearts forever.
Rob and Diane Barganier
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Diane Barganier
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February 11, 2020
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Michelle Rothfeld
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February 11, 2020
My heart goes out to the Mentz family during this very difficult time. May the memories of Rei help you find peace. She will be missed.

Michelle Rothfeld; teacher at WFMS
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Kimberly Jackson
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February 11, 2020
Thinking of you all during this time. Our hearts are broken with you.
Kimberly Jackson
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Heather Zajac
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February 11, 2020
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed having Reilynn in class and getting to know her. She was a hard worker, always so polite and had such a bright spirit. Her presence will truly be missed.

Heather Zajac, teacher at WFMS
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February 11, 2020
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Kelly aston
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February 10, 2020
May Reilynn leave memories of love that will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies. Kelly
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