Martha Ann Baldwin (Boots) Babb, 93, of Roanoke, Va., and Blythewood, S.C., joined her Heavenly family on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Boots, the youngest of 12, was born to Robert and Maude Baldwin, of Roanoke, Va. She was predeceased by husband, Marvin Babb, owner of Babb's Restaurant. While in Blythewood, Boots attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Boots was a member of South Roanoke UMC. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Mickey and Brent Babb (wife, Robin), of Hardy, Va.; her daughter, Caroline Babb Hudson, of Blythewood, S.C.; six grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and sister, Jane York.
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Boots was passionate about family, her "Awesome" Terry Broom and many friends. Boots enjoyed flowers, birds, board games and 5 o'clock somewhere.
Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Trinity UMC in Blythewood followed by her funeral service at 4 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, Va. Pallbearers are grandsons, Joel Babb, Roby and Ryan Hudson, BJ Babb, Travis Jones; and David Teague and Brian Brooke, husbands of granddaughters, Stephanie Teague and Courtney Brooke.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity UMC (Building Fund), P.O. Box 864, Blythewood, SC 29016 will be appreciated. Shives Funeral Home, 803-754-6290, is assisting the family.
Published in Roanoke Times on Mar. 12, 2013