Iris Garrett Martin
Iris Garrett Martin of Madison Heights, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Born in Madison Heights, on January 26, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Stark Garrett and Laverna Dickerson Garrett.
Iris and her late husband, John Louis Martin, owned and operated Martin's Store in Madison Heights for 55 years. She was a lifelong member of Union Christian Church.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda M. Maddox; her brother, Reuben H. Garrett and her sisters, Helen G. Ranson, Effie G. Pollard, Betty G. Sligh and E. Lorena Garrett.
Iris is survived by her daughter, Patricia Martin Brockman of Amherst; her sister, Marie G. Harris of Madison Heights; her son-in-law, Bill Maddox of Madison Heights and three grandchildren, Brenton Martin Maddox, Anne-Simms Brockman Deacon and John Michael Maddox and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Union Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Jim Freeman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Christian Church, 160 Parsonage Rd., Madison Heights, VA 24572.
Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, to send condolences online, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com
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Published by The News & Advance from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19, 2021.