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David Jagger Martinous

David Jagger Martinous


How do you spell ‘love’? – Piglet
You don’t spell it…you feel it. – Pooh

Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

How lucky I am to have something that makes
saying goodbye so hard.

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be
together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams we can be together all the time.

David Jagger Martinous was born in Little Rock on Friday October 27th, 2017 and after the two most amazing days of his parents David Shamel and Missie Martinous’ lives, he gained his wings on Sunday October 29th, 2017. All he ever knew was love and was surrounded by friends and family for every moment of his precious life.

David Jagger is survived by his proud and grateful parents David Shamel and Missie Martinous of Little Rock, AR; his Grandmother Lisa “Gigi” Wooten of Little Rock, AR; his Grandfather David K. “Pop” Martinous and his Grandmother Cynthia “Mimi” Martinous, both of Little Rock, AR; his “Grand Bubba” Dr. Tyler Wooten of Dallas, TX; and his Aunt Clara Martinous and her daughter, DJ’s only cousin, Grace Martinous of Little Rock, AR; his Godmother Jennifer Saltaformaggio from New Orleans, LA; and his Godfather Justin Wittenberg of Little Rock, AR as well as many, many other family and friends, around the country, who supported David Jagger and the family along this entire beautiful journey.

He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Grady Wooten and his Godmother in heaven Mary Britton “Boogie” Norton, both of Little Rock, AR.

A joyous celebration of David Jagger’s sweet and beautiful life will be lead by Monsignor Malone on Saturday, November 4th, at 1pm at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. Pallbearers are beloved friends Yates Phillips of Little Rock, AR; Bo Emmet of Little Rock, AR; Georgie Launet of Little Rock, AR; Josh Rateliff of Dallas, TX; Randy Parker of Little Rock, AR.

Funeral arrangements are being handled with the utmost care by Ruebel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make donations to the NICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in David Jagger’s name.

The Martinous and Wooten families would like to recognize and express their gratitude to Dr. Paul Wendel who was such a stabilizing force throughout this challenging journey, the nurses and neonatal team at UAMS, and all the staff in the NICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital that went above and beyond to care for David Jagger and the family.

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"I am so sorry for your lost, and I love you more than you could imagine. "
Brooks Witherspoon | Little rock, AR

"My heart hurts for you both. I hate to see you go through this. Much love to you."
Ryan Merritt | Little Rock , AR

"I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this hard time. May God give you strength and courage."
Mary Harris | Scottsdale , AZ

"Missie and David, may God wrap his arms around you while you are hurting. I am so sorry that this has happened. I would like to think that little David Jagger is snuggled in the arms of Popa Grady."
Lynda Graham | Little Rock, AR

"My heart is breaking for all of you. I can't imagine the pain you are going through. Please know that my prayers are with you. I know it's been a long time since I have seen you, but I have always considered the Wooten's my family, and my heart hurts for you.

Andrea Surber | Bixby, OK

"My heart is broken for your family. I can’t imagine the pain you all are going through. I know you are grateful for the time you shared with your beautiful baby boy and one day you will hold him in your arms. I am praying for strength and peace for your family. He was one lucky kiddo to have so many people who loved him. What a blessing! "
Brittany Rodriguez | San Antonio , TX

"Worry no more, he has gained his wings. I will continue to send my prayers and may the Lord continue to strengthen you both. Nothing is guaranteed so we must live for the moment. You to stay strong. RIP baby Jagger"
Roben Alexander | Little Rock, AR

"I am so deeply sorry. I cannot imagine how painful and difficult this must be for both of you. Thinking about you and hoping for strength, peace and happiness."
Teddy Skokos | Little Rock, AR

"My deepest sympathies go out to you both and your family.


john kincaid | Little rock, AR

"David & Missie,

The loss of a child, on this earth, is probably one of the hardest things a person can face. I am praying you know you do not face it alone, and are covered in love and prayer of family and friends and the utmost love of Our Father in heaven.

The pain and loss do not go away, and you never "get over it", but I can say that the deep loss is turned into help for others in the same situation, an understanding that those of us who have experienced it can feel with each other, and that helps put salve on hurting hearts, and is a good legacy that Jagger leaves in this world. "

Rita O'Kelley Stone | Little Rock, AR

"I pray that God provides you strength and courage during the days and weeks ahead. Your grace, commitment and love for David Jagger is inspirational. Much love to you all.C"
Brenda Fowler | Little Rock, AR

"Keeping your family in my heart and in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. ♡♡ "
Trina Flowers |

"Much love and prayer your way."
Eddie Corder | Little Rock , AR

"Love and grace to all of you."
Dena Yancey | Little Rock, AR

"There are no words to describe the depth of my sorrow. The family remains in my thoughts, prayers and heart. "
Terry Barket | Little Rock, AR

"Let me take this time to pay my respect to the family and also offer a small measure of comfort and hope from the Bible. Because it’s there that we are reassured by God’s promise that soon “ he will wipe out every tear from our eyes and the things that cause us sadness and pain like death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4"
Rogers Nicole | Little Rock, AR

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