• "Great woman and part of the family. Ms. Martin will be..."
    - Gamaliel Gooding
  • "Ms. Martin was among the recognizable lovely ladies of the..."
    - Frances Yvonne Hicks
  • "Carol & Gale I didn't have the pleasure of meeting either..."
    - Lafayette Smith
  • "Aunt Doris was one of a kind, a perfect fit with her..."
    - Gale Martin
  • "Doris will be sadly missed. She was classy,stylish and held..."
    - Vernell Grissom



Died November 28, 2013 in Burtonsville, MD. She was born May 16, 1921 in Nashville, TN, daughter of Essie (Williams) and Benjamin Martin; sister of the late Daniel (D.L.), Benjamin and Robert. Doris retired from HUD in 1984. Survivors include nieces, Carol Martin and Gale Martin-Strong (Grover); great-nephew, Brian Strong (Kari); great-great-nephew, Julien Strong; great-niece, Courtney Adams; and sister-in-law, Idessa Martin; special thanks to Darlene, Doug, Judith, Julian, Mae, Mark, Nancy, Sam, Theo and many more. Interment will be private with a memorial service at her church, Foundry United Methodist after the holidays. Send condolences to:

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 1, 2013