Frances Martin Atkinson, 90, of Market Road, Narrows, departed this life for her heavenly home Wednesday morning August 10, 2011 in the loving care of her family at her home. Born in Princeton, WV on June 13, 1921 she was a daughter of the late Lawson and Lillie Foley Martin. She was a member of Word of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church in Rich Creek, was a graduate of Emmanuel Junior College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, served faithfully with her late husband the Rev. Cline Lee Atkinson in his ministry and had time to be a faithful and good mother to their family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sons Gerald R. Atkinson and Darrell Lee Atkinson.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law The Rev David and The Rev Kathy R. Atkinson of Narrows; her daughters and sons-in-law Linda A. and Donald Dalton of Narrows, Brenda Carol and Larry Turner of Narrows; her grandchildren Marcie McCroskey, Anna Atkinson, Wendy Hamlin, Emily T. Huffman, Kelsey Turner, and Tracie Bryant; her twelve great-grandchildren; her brother Ernest Lee Martin of Mullens, WV and her sister Virginia M. Smith of Bristol, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 12, 2011, at 2;00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with the Rev Dennis Haga and the Rev David Atkinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pentecostal Holiness Appalachian Conference Cemetery in Dublin, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.