Marissa Ann Manor Walker, my Heavenly Angel

by Mary

My Angel, Marissa

My Angel, Marissa

My Angel, Marissa
Marissa and Joe, married 2/3/11
Marissa Ann Manor Walker
11/03/91 to 05/11/11

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My name is Mary, my story began on May 11, 2011. My beautiful 19 year old daughter lost her life to an eating disorder (amorexia nervosous). She began as a 9 year old. Took her to an eating disorder clinic in Orem, Ut to only be told she was to young to have an eating disorder. A little over 6 years ago my daughter was 5'6" and weighed 65 lbs. She was placed in the hospital 7 times. After 8 long agonizing years, we thought we had beaten this disease. Marissa got married 3 months before she passed away. My heart aches for her husband Joe. I am so thankful that she found such a wonderful soul mate. Joe was suppose to go to Afghanistan the following week. He had taken time off to spend with Marissa in Myrtle beach. They were walking on the beach and she told him she was tired and didn't feel good, could they just go home. He said sure, they went home and Marissa went to the doctors. She was told she had a bladder infection and was sent home. She went to bed around 9 and Joe went in to check on her between 12 and 1 am, she had already passed away. On May 12th, I received the phone call no parent should receive. Marissa had passed away in her sleep last night. This keeps playing over and over in my head. I didn't get to tell her bye, I didn't get to tell her I love you and I didn't get to hug her one last time. All of which I long to do.
I ask all of you please, if you know of anyone with an eating disorder, don't turn your back on them. This is a disease you don't beat, you will die. Her doctor at PCH in SLC, Ut told me that a person with leukemia has a higher recovery rate than your daughter. I miss Marissa more than I can express and love her even more. Thank you to all her true friends.

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Nov 10, 2013
I love you
by: Mom

I LOVE YOU and think of you daily.

Nov 10, 2013
Just because
by: Mom

Just wanted to drop you a line to say I love and miss you very much. Everything is so empty without you here. I can't wait to see your beautiful smile. Sending you hugs and kisses.

Nov 03, 2013
by: Mom


Nov 03, 2013
Happy Birthday
by: Mom

Happy Birthday to you my beautiful Angel. I miss you so very much. Celebrate in style. Sending many hugs and kisses.

Forever and always, love Mom

Sep 07, 2013
I love you
by: Mom

Hi Marissa,

Sending you hugs and love. They say that things get easier as you go, I don't think that I agree with that. I miss you more each day and love you just as much.

I wish you knew how many friend and how much support you had here. Now you have so many people wondering why.

You have always been my Angel.

Love always, mom

Aug 25, 2013
Sending you love
by: Mom

I think of you daily. I miss you so much and wish I could hug you one more time. So many things that we didn't get to do. So unspoken words, I want you to know that I love you. Hug my dad for me and keep sending me signs that you are ok.

Sending you hugs and kisses.

Love forever, mom

P.S. Keep Joe and Christopher safe.

May 07, 2013
the pain
by: Mom

I miss you as much today as the day you left us. The pain has only gotten harder. So many people here on earth love and miss you.

Sending hugs and kisses.
Love, mom

May 06, 2013
by: Anonymous

I miss you so much Marissa. I wish I could have only seen and talked to you before you left. I think of you every day. I wish we could have done so many things. You were so smart and beautiful. I was definitely jealous. We got along so well. I remember when we used to play nurse and eat frozen Go-Gurt. I would always kind of doze off because you wanted to stay up all night and I just couldn't make it. When you noticed you would ask, "Are you falling asleep?". I would always reply, "I'm just resting my eyes". I fell asleep every time. I miss eating Cheeto Puffs with you too. I just miss you and wish we had more time.

May 01, 2013
2 years
by: Mom

I can't believe you have been gone for almost two years. The pain hasn't gotten any easier, the hole in my heart grows more everyday. I love and miss you so much. You truly are a beautiful Angel.

Jan 21, 2013
Your Team
by: Mom

Hi Little Lady,

I want you to know that I miss and love you so much.

The Ravens are going to the Super Bowl. I am so happy for you, they won for you. I know they did.
I wish you were here to help cheer them on, kinda sad doing it by myself.

Your brother might be graduating this semister from college. I am so very proud of him and his accomplishments, I just wish he and your dad would get things right between them. It is sad to see how it is.

I'm sad not being with you, and wish things were different.

I love and miss you more everyday.

Love always, mom

Dec 21, 2012
by: Mom

Hi Baby Girl,

Just want to say that I love you. This is gonna sound weird but this is how I feel. I was so wanting the world to end today, I was excited to be able to see you,for the agonizing pain to be over. But, it didn't and I think the pain is even stronger. I miss you more than anything in the world.

I love and miss you,

Love always, mom

Dec 19, 2012
New Angels
by: Mom

Hi Little Lady, this has been a tough week, was really heart broken for all the parents that recieved their Angels. I hate that other parents have to endure this pain that I live everyday.
I love wnd miss you more each day. Just to see your heart warming smile is all I am wanting for Christmas.

Love always, mom

Nov 15, 2012
by: Mom

This has really been a long couple of weeks. On the 3rd Marissa was 21, we had so many plans for this special birthday, none of them were done. I did donate food to the food bank in honor of her name. On the 11th it was 18 months ago that we loss our beautiful young lady. I miss her so much. Marissa I love you always.

Oct 20, 2012
by: Anonymous

I miss and loved her too!She was so sweet and special. She was and still is so beautiful in every single way! My love goes to Marissa! She has a piece of my heart carried with her. She will always be, to me, my sister!

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