Gail Martin, age 71, of 6135 Highway 41 North, Vienna, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at her residence.
Born in Waycross, she was the daughter of the late J. R. Thrift and Virginia Helen Chancey. Gail was strong, but gentle and kind and could light up a room with her smile. She always put others before herself. Gail loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her great grandchild. A member of Vienna Church of God, she was a strong Christian prayer warrior and continually prayed for her family. She engaged in deep reflection and study of the Bible. Gail worked for many years as a para-professional and even continued working as a substitute teacher after her retirement because she loved the children so much.
Husband: Alton Martin of Vienna
Son: Wesley Martin of Elko
Daughter: Amanda Martin Crocker of Birmingham, AL
Sister: Helen Thrift Gunter of Warner Robins
Kurt Martin of Atlanta
Chris Martin of Atlanta
Noah Crocker of Birmingham, AL
Great Grandchild: Corbin Davison of Perry
She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Sapp
Funeral services will be at 10 AM Friday, January 4 in Vienna Church of God. Interment will be at 3 PM Friday, January 4 at High Bluff Cemetery in Hoboken, Georgia.
The family will greet friends 6 - 8 PM Thursday, January 3 at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Vienna Church of God, PO Box 248, Vienna, Georgia 31092.
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.