Iris Garrett Martin
1929 - 2021
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.

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Published by The News & Advance from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19, 2021.
Graveside service
Union Christian Church Cemetery
Funeral services provided by:
Whitten Monelison Chapel
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I am so very sad to hear of the passing of Iris Martin. I knew Ms. Martin for many years. My heart goes out to the family because I know she will be surely missed.
Edward Allen Nuckles
February 25, 2021
So sorry for the Family Members Loss of Mrs. Martin she was a very nice Lady .
Mark Ogden
February 23, 2021
Patricia, My heart goes out to you and your family. Iris was a lovely person ! She was always good to Deborah, Rebekah and I and she will forever be remembered.
Doris Wilkerson
February 17, 2021
Heaven gained an Angel. Mrs. Martin was a sweet lady and always had a smile on her face. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne Gay
February 16, 2021
Pat, We are so sad to hear about your Mom´s passing. She was a beautiful lady and we always enjoyed her humor and she always had that beautiful smile . J.C. and I rented from Iris and John when we first married . We were very lucky to have met them and formed a warm friendship , that continued thru the years . Our prayers to you and Anne-Simms and the family .
Ruby Cash, Kathy& Ron Pelletier
February 16, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear this prayer for you all
William Davis
February 16, 2021
For some reason, I have been thinking about Mrs. Martin lately. I guess as I get older I remember how attractive and pretty and sweet she was. She was a good example to follow. I remember her bringing Brent to nursery school so often. I´m sure she is now embracing her daughter and looks so pretty as she does!
Mary Gayle Davis
February 16, 2021
So many memories of this lady. As a teenager when she and John were dating I grew up in the neighbor of Martin store. RIP IRIS
Janice Housman
February 16, 2021
Our hearts are heavy with the news of Aunt Iris' passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry Pollard
February 16, 2021