Ruth Evelyn Martin, age 80, of Beckley, formerly of Coal City, WV, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.
Born on January 19, 1936, in Amigo, she was the daughter of the late George Edwards and Bessie Hollins Edwards.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and was self-employed in the upholstery business for many years. She was a member of Hollywood Missionary Baptist Church at MacArthur. Mrs. Martin enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and sewing. She also loved traveling with her daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by husband, Clifford Martin, by brothers, Ray Edwards, Ernest Edwards, Lawrence Edwards and Wilford Edwards, by an infant brother, Paul Edwards, by sisters, Barbara Shrewsbury and Clara Mae Edwards.
Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her children: Rev. Rick Martin and his wife, Robin, of Beckley, Robin Hicks and her husband, James, of White Oak, Randy Martin and his wife, Jennifer, of Beckley, and Ronda Brakefield and her husband, Jonathan, of Coal City. Two sisters, Verna Souder of Oak Hill, and Rachel Cook of Coal City. Eleven grandchildren: Patrick Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jamie Hicks, Christy Agnor, Randy Martin, Jr., Tara Prater, Kelly Goss, Billy Hager, Derek Hager, Mandee Compton and Alyssa Brakefield. Twenty great grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren also survive.
The family extends special thanks to Meredith Shepherd and Kay Poe for the care given to Mrs. Martin during her extended illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 1 PM with Rev. Danny Bowman, and assisted by her son, Rev. Rick Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 PM until 9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on July 7, 2016