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Dominique Marie Mendham, age 30, of Portage, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2023. Dominique was born in Portage, Michigan, on September 29, 1992, to Phil Mendham, Jr. and Terry (Magallanes) Cunningham.

She enjoyed cheerleading and gymnastics while in high school.  She enjoyed camping and swimming in the lake. But most of all she loved her children and being their mother.

Dominique is survived by her beloved parents, Phil (Jodi) Mendham, Jr. and Terry (Don Trombley) Cunningham; her loving children, Bentley, Jack, and Jasmine; siblings, Zachary (Megan) Mendham, Joshua & Jessica Steele; grandparents, Allen and Sandra Conklin;  two nieces; one nephew; and uncle, Craig Meddleton; aunt, Terri Mendham.

She was preceded in passing by her grandparents Phil, Sr. and Betty Mendham; Verna and Lorna (Daniels) Meddleton.

Friends may gather at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Martin UMC, 969 E. Allegan Street, Martin.  A luncheon will follow the celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial gift to help Dominique’s children.  Envelopes will be available at Dominique’s Celebration of Life service.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Heidi Ruth on May 5, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    It still doesn’t seem real! It will be tough working without you, always hard working and dedicated. You became like family to me and a very close friend. Love and miss you Dom! Rest in peace my dear friend!

  2. Jodi Mendham on May 5, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    From the first day that I met you, I fell in love. Your sweet little voice always calling me Joey…. Holding my hand and always climbing on my lap. Then the day came that I became your mommy. You held my hand again through out the whole day. There was not a picture that you weren’t in, as you were again by my side all day. I was able to watch you grow and do so many amazing things in your life. You had a baby doll with you at all times, didn’t matter how big one was. That little tiny one was hidden somewhere on you no mater where we went. At some point you began to call me mom and we all became a family together. I loved watching you do gymnastics and getting into cheer… the days of cheer America were by far some of my favorite times… you were sweet and loving and such a happy little girl. Watching you cheer in high school took my breath away, the way you would get thrown in the air, scared me at times, but that smile on your face and hearing you was so much fun. Then you got into diving… once again you excelled! You were just amazing at anything you tried to do. You were smart, funny and loving and I was so proud of you. You became a mom at 19 to a beautiful baby boy names Bentley allowing me to be there when you were to give birth. Although Bentley would be stubborn and you would have to have a c-section and I would have to wait to see him. He was just amazing though!! So now you’re a mom and having to grow up more… I know you loved Bentley so much and only wanted the best for him. I only ever wanted you to have the best and be happy. Because that is what mothers want for their children. The next few years I would see you struggle trying to do what you wanted and also be a mom. It was hard on you.. I know…you struggled so hard with the baby blues, but just wouldn’t get the help you needed. It was hard to watch you struggle. All I ever wanted was for you to be happy!!! You would go on to have Jack and then Jasmine. I know you loved them so much and all you wanted for them was to be happy, healthy little humans. Still I saw you struggle… it was so hard to watch you! I just wanted to do for you… I wanted to take the struggle away… but no matter how hard I tried to help, I seemed to make it worse between us. I gave so much of my heart and soul to you, you were my baby girl and always would be. I just wanted to see you happy and healthy! That’s what momma’s want for their kids… Now I will never be able to see you happy and healthy because you are gone… and that breaks my heart so much!!! I know that you have to be at peace now and I truly hope that you are and that you also know how much I loved you and still do! I will miss you but we will see each other again one day. I’m so sorry you left us so soon, I wish we could have you back… but I know that won’t happen… so I have to go on… we will look after all of the kids the best we can do… know we love you Dominique Marie Mendham with all of our hearts and very soul for ever and ever! Until we meet again!!!

  3. Alan and Cookie on May 5, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    It is so hard to process that you are gone. Your beautiful self made us laugh and we’re so thankful that we were part of your life. You and the kids gave the best hugs and we were so blessed to be a part of your “family”. We love you sweet girl and will miss you every single day.

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