John C. Martin, 70 of Martinsville, Virginia transition to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at SOVAH Health of Danville, Virginia. He was born July 16, 1951 in Martinsville, Virginia to the late Fletcher and Catherine Taylor Martin.
He was a faithful member, Sunday School Superintendent and board member of Mt. Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church. John loved his church family and enjoyed caring for the church. He was known as a fun loving devoted husband, father as well as father figure to many in his family circle. John was a graduate of the Class of 1969, the first class of Martinsville High School.
He was preceded in death by one brother Fletcher Martin, Jr; two brother in laws Jesse Penn, Jr and Lee Edward Hairston.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Lillian Finnette Millner Martin; daughters LaDonna M. Hairston and LaToya R. Martin of Martinville, VA; two grandsons Machaun (Tanesha) Moore, Jr of Atlanta, GA and Ishmael J. Hairston of Killeen, TX; 2 great grandchildren Jalil and Sage; four sisters Lois Diane Martin Hairston, Cheryl (Joerome) Morrison, Beryl Penn, and Levica (Randolph) Yates; five sister in laws Monique Jamison, Neana Millner, Loretta Martin, Andrea Mullins Millner and Jolette P. Martin; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, September 5 at 2 p.m. at GIPHC Carver Assembly building with visitation 30 minutes before. Presiding Reverend Charles Whitfield and Pastor Monique Jamison eulogist. Burial will be at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.