Malissa Martin Bench was born January 6, 1972 to Ron and Beverly Martin. Her giving nature and generosity were prevalent, even as a small child. She would give anyone anything. She loved with everything she had, and could make anyone she met feel special instantly. She enjoyed giving her loved ones gifts- tokens of her love and appreciation. She had a sense of humor that could rival any comedian, making it impossible to ever stay mad at her. She loved to laugh, and she loved making others laugh. She had a son, Christopher, whom she loved more than anything. She was close to her sisters and spent as much time with them as possible. She had an older sister, Stacy (Brian) Gygi and nephew, Logan, and younger sister, Brandi (Ali) Martin. She is incredibly missed by her mother, sisters, son and many friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Ron, who passed away in 2009, almost to the day. Coincidentally, her funeral was held the same day as her father's. Malissa's passing has left a huge void in the hearts of all who knew her. It is only appropriate that she has given to others, even in death, through the miracle of donation, as she gave so much throughout her life. It is a very bittersweet thing, as it hurts to have her gone, but there is a comfort in knowing that she will live on through others.