Rachel H. Martin

Published 10:47 am Monday, June 20, 2011

AHOSKIE – Rachel H. Martin, age 80 of Ahoskie, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

She was born January 21, 1931 in Hertford County to the late Edgar and Gertrude Harrell. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Martin.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church and was active in the WMU. She loved to laugh, loved her family and loved to cook, especially Brunswick stew.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the graveside at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. H.C. Boschen will officiate.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jean Dilday of Ahoskie, Joann Vann and her husband, Elmer, of Ahoskie, Donnie Martin and his wife, Gail, of South Boston, VA, Kathy Leonard and her husband, Butch, of Ahoskie and Gwen Ayers and her husband, Robert, of Ahoskie. She is also survived by her sisters, Sally Parker of Roxobel, Barbara Baker of Roxobel, Paige Bryant of Rich Square and Thelma Helms of Rich Square; and her brothers Calvin Harrell of Effingham, SC, Kenneth Harrell of St. Glen Mary, FL, and Ronnie Harrell of Jacksonville, FL. She has seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law, Lee Dilday, and a granddaughter, Sheri Paige Vann.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie.

Friends and family may send online condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Martin family.