NEWPORT NEWS - Christine J. Martin, 85, passed away March 3, 2012. She was surrounded by the loving care of family and many dear friends in the days preceding.
Christine was born in Norfolk, Va., moved to Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School. She worked as a civil servant for more than 30 years.
Christine had a love for her Lord Jesus Christ and lived a life of service to him. She was an active member of Coastal Community Church. She loved to cook and was famous for her fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, and pound cake. She was always doing for others many times putting them before herself.
Christine was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Jones, and a beloved grandson, Jimmy Martin.
She was survived by her husband of 64 years, Herbert J Martin Jr.; two sons, Jim Martin and his wife Patsy, and Dave Martin and Sue France; and a daughter, Tammy George and her husband Jimmy; and four grandchildren, Amanda and Josh George, Bob Brown and Lexi France.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mary Immaculate Hospital for their compassionate care during her illness.
A celebration service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Coastal Community Church. There will be a reception immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Building Fund at Coastal Community Church.
Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.