Joan White Martin


Mrs. Joan White Martin, 87, of Parksley, wife of the late Gene Austin Martin, passed away on June 17, 2020, at Shore Health and Rehab in Parksley.

Born on April 7, 1933, in Saxis, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Miles and the late Annabelle Rhodes Miles. She worked as a cafeteria manager for Arcadia High School and was a member of Hallwood Baptist Church. She was a pianist and organist for Saxis UMC, was an excellent seamstress, and floral designer.

Joan is survived by a daughter, Amelia Adams Fahey, and husband, Jim; a son, Terry White, and wife, Vickie; a step-daughter, Sandra Martin; grandchildren, TJ White, Nicholas Adams, Jonathan Adams, and Tammy Taylor; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Other than her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Huey White Jr.; a daughter, Bonnie White Roberts; a grandson, Ryan Parks; and a sister, Linda Miles.

A graveside service was held Monday, June 22, from the graveside of the Downings Cemetery in Oak Hall with Pastor Jimmy Maddox officiating.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Saxis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 94, Saxis, VA 23427.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA.

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