Shelley M. Martin

Shelley M. Martin, 70, of Boydton died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 at VCU Medical Center, Richmond.

Mrs. Martin was born in Newark, N.J., Feb. 4, 1953 to the late Leroy and Delores Minatee. She was formerly employed by East Orange VA Medical Center in New Jersey as a medical secretary. In her spare time, she enjoyed listening to music, dancing, and traveling. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Martin.

Cherishing her memories are her children, Bridgitte Minatee Vinson of Graham, NC, Tonyia Franklin (Arnie) of Burlington, N.C., Michelle Martin and Claude Martin both of Boydton, Thomasena Martin of Akron, Ohio, Claudine Martin of Florence, S.C., and Alvester Martin of Skipwith; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; one brother, Douglas Minatee; two sisters, Monet White (Tyrone) of Boydton and Lazette Minatee Few (Louie) of Burlington, N.C.; brother-in-law, George R. Martin (Beverly) of Clarksville; aunt, Millicent Degree of Boydton, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Martin Jr.; grandson, Joseph Martin; and two brothers, Lester Minatee and Leroy Minatee III.

A funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of C. H. Harris Funeral Home, Buffalo Junction with Herbert Stith delivering the word. Burial followed in the Martin Family Cemetery, Boydton.

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Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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