Wanda Virginia Martin, 77, departed this life Wednesday August 12, 2009 at her home after a battle with cancer, in the loving care of her family. Born in Bluff City on August 4, 1932 she was a daughter of the late Sherman Elmer and Nora Mayo Parker and was preceded in death also by a son Timothy Ray Parker, and sisters Gladys Wilson, Cora Lee Martin, and Ruth Perdue.
She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 46 years Rev. Thomas (Tom) Martin; four daughters and one son Regina Tabor and husband Joe of Dublin, Venus Parker of Portsmouth, Howard (Peanut) Tabor and wife Bobbie of Portsmouth, Winky Addison of Pulaski, Tina Ballard of Pearisburg; one step-daughter Robin Lynn Martin of Max Meadows; six grandchildren Jason Tabor and wife Jennifer of Radford, Angalina Martin and husband Tony of Pembroke, Matthew Tabor and wife Kristina, U S Air Force, Italy, Timothy Addison of Pulaski, Joshua Tabor of Portsmouth, Ethan Ballard of Pearisburg; one step-grandchild Wendy Myers of Jacksonville, Florida; seven great-grandchildren Dylan Spencer, Kiersten Martin and Logan Martin of Pembroke, Justin and Jackson Tabor of Radford, Alyssa and Keira Tabor of Italy; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Irene and Minor Jones of Pearisburg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Barbara Martin of Narrows; two sisters Hazel Clyburn of Moundsville, WV and Martha Brooks of Roanoke; one brother Elmer Parker of California.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at Bane with burial following in Sunrise Memory Gardens in Rich Creek. The family will receive friends at the church two hours before the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions may be made to St Judes Children's Hospital or to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in memory of Wanda. The family wishes to express their heart-felt thanks to all who sent cards, said prayers, and showed love and support through-out Wanda’s life and illness. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is serving the Martin family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.