Joyce Martin
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Joyce "Theresa" Martin, 81, of Lower Burrell, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Theresa was born in Genoa, W.Va., and grew up on a farm with her grandparents, Rutherford Clark Martin and Sarah "Sallie" Martin. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Romaine Martin; father, Raymond Marion Herrel Sr.; her brother, Raymond Herrel Jr.; and her sister ,Geraldine Bryant. Theresa ran away at 14 and lived her life as a dancer, a business owner, a bartender at the Hunter's and Fisherman's club in New Kensington, and as a loving mother. She was full of life, loved bird watching (she had an affinity for the whip-poor-whil), was an avid reader, a fabulous cook, and a dear friend and "grand-mother" to all. Theresa loved to give her opinion and her advice on life in a very honest way. She is survived by her daughter, Cara Leigh Sabolcik, and son-in law, James Joseph Sullivan, of Annapolis, Md.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on May 25, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
She was a GREAT FRIEND I was friends with Joyce for forty years we helped each other raise our children together RIP MY FRIEND I have great respect and love for her. Love you always Theresa
Donna M Clements
May 26, 2020
I will never forget everything this beautiful soul has done to make sure I became a good person. She practically raised me from the time that I was 5 weeks old. I'll always love you Theresa ❤ You'll never be forgotten.
Samantha Livingston
May 25, 2020
A very beautiful soul went to rest. We will miss you.
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