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Nina W. Martin

Nina W Martin (101) was born in Free Union Va. August 6, 1919 and died August 11, 2020. She preceded her husband Walter E. Martin (Bud), who died May 4th 1996, her brothers; Frank, Rufus, Percy, Sid, Bobby, and a grandson William E Atkinson, (Billy). She married Mr Martin on St. Patty’s Day March 17, 1935 and they were together for 61 years. Mrs.Martin was formerly from Alexandria, Va. and had lived there for 49 years. in 2007 she moved to Fredericksburg Va. to live with her daughters. She passed away at her daughters home peacefully with her daughters there by her side. She is survived by 4 daughters Patricia Ann (Peggy), Hagerstown, Md., Mary Jean Osborne, Fredericksburg, Va., Juanita Elizabeth Atkinson, Fredericksburg, Va.,and Nancy Carolyn Heislup, Fredericksburg, Va., 2 sisters Ethel Burton, Charlottesville Va., and Virginia Carr, Orange Va., 9 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin had seen many things happen and changes in her life time, many Presidents to come and go in office, 1920 Women’s Right to vote, the stock market crash of 1929, the depression era of the thirties, remembering standing in a line for a loaf of bread for hours, World War I, World War II, 1941 Pearl Harbor and many other wars. The Spanish Flu 1918-1922 was the last time our country experienced a pandemic of the scale we have now, she was about 3 years old when it ended. Her grand children always loved the stories she would tell them about what it was like growing up through those years as well as being a child growing up on a farm where she had chores to do like filling up kerosene lamps for light at night time, churning milk for butter (getting spanked for licking off the cream by her mother), the very long time it took to walk to her one room school house and when her mother Nettie Bryant, their great grandmother who came to live in Roanoke, Va and had got their by a covered wagon.

She was loved and cherished by all of her family She was always there to help you in every way she could through your problems, health issues, your sadness, your losses, your fears, or your tears. She was always devoted to her husband and always there for him no matter what it was. He would always tell her she was his 5’2” eyes of blue lady. She is gone now, her angels and her Lord Savior said it was her time to come home but her love ones will always have their cherished memories. Mrs. Martin will have services but no viewing at the Cunningham Funeral home, at 811 Cameron St. Alexandria, Va. on Monday. August 17th at 11:00 am. Her final resting place after the service will be at Ivy Hill cemetery 2823 King Street, Alexandria Va.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, August 17, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Celebration of Life

Monday, August 17, 2020

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Interment

Monday, August 17, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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