Vivian Eloise Paxton Martin

                    February 2, 1925  -  April 8, 2011


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Vivian Eloise Paxton Martin, 86, went to be with Jesus, Friday evening, April 8, 2011 at Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kernersville, North Carolina.

She was born on Friday, February 2, 1925 in Covington, Virginia, a daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Nina Reid Paxton.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Berkeley Martin; a grandson, Stephen Robert Martin; 3 sisters, Leola Rogers, Carol Jean Mays, and Erma Boone; and 2 brothers, Norris Paxton and Dewey Lee Paxton, Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Anita Loretta Roadcap and her husband, Henry Lee; twin sons, Ronald Gray Martin and his wife, Mary and Donald Ray Martin and his wife, Sandra; grandsons, Henry Roadcap, Jr., Paul Roadcap, Derek Martin, and Philip Martin; granddaughters, Rebecca Via, Tina Bukoskey, Rhonda Terrell, Nikki Chittum, Faith Lee, Gracia Ronette Wood, and Summer Martin; 20 great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Christine Kimberlin and a brother, N. E. Paxton and his wife, Nancy.

She was retired from General Electric Company and Genicom, Inc. in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Vivian was a devoted Mother and Prayer Warrior. She accepted Christ in 1953, and little did she know that her life would be changed forever. She became devoted to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, where she raised her family to love God. She taught the adult Sunday School Class for many years and worked tirelessly in other ministries of the church that supported her life values and faith in Christ. Vivian was a strong Christian role model, whose faith in Christ and her love for family and friends were unconditional.

Part of her life was also devoted to writing poetry and music that expressed her love for God and the hope of eternal life in him. Both her poetry and music were published. She also enjoyed the past time of putting together puzzles.

The family would like to thank the staff of Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Kernersville, North Carolina for their devoted love and care.

The family can be visited at the home of Vivian’s daughter, Anita Roadcap at 49 Crimora Station Lane, Crimora, Virginia, or at the home of Vivian’s son, Ronald Martin at 2100 Forest Drive, Waynesboro, Virginia.

A service celebrating her home going will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main Street, with Reverend Philip Martin, Reverend Donald Martin, and Pastor D. W. Hines officiating. A committal service will follow at Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Paul Roadcap, Henry Roadcap, Jr., Derek Martin, Philip Martin, Rick Bukoskey, and Daniel Terrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Vivian’s granddaughters.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2011, at the funeral home.

Hayworth Miller Funeral Home in North Carolina and Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes have been entrusted with arrangements.



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Born: February 2, 1925

Place of Birth: Covington, Virginia

Death: April 8, 2011

Place of Death: Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kernersville, North Carolina


Daughter, Anita Loretta Roadcap and her husband, Henry Lee; twin sons, Ronald Gray Martin and his wife, Mary and Donald Ray Martin and his wife, Sandra; grandsons, Henry Roadcap, Jr., Paul Roadcap, Derek Martin, and Philip Martin; granddaughters, Rebecca Via, Tina Bukoskey, Rhonda Terrell, Nikki Chittum, Faith Lee, Gracia Ronette Wood, and Summer Martin; 20 great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Christine Kimberlin and a brother, N. E. Paxton and his wife, Nancy.


Father and mother, Dewey Lee and Nina Reid Paxton,son, Stephen Berkeley Martin; a grandson, Stephen Robert Martin; 3 sisters, Leola Rogers, Carol Jean Mays, and Erma Boone; and 2 brothers, Norris Paxton and Dewey Lee Paxton, Jr.


This memorial provided by:
Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory
Waynesboro, VA