Shirley Mae Blankenship Martin went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2016.
Shirley was born July 24, 1930 in Washington D.C.
She moved to Miami Florida as a child and that is where she met her husband William (Bill) Martin.
Bill and Shirley were married for 60 years and they had six children.
She and her husband and family moved to Alachua Florida in 1957 and lived in Gainesville Florida since 1971.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Bill Martin and she is survived by her six children.
Terry Shelley, Linda Walker, Cindy Cox, Peggy Rogers, Billy Martin, Jimmy Martin
Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Our Mom lived her life for her husband and children.
Her greatest legacy was her unconditional love for her family and raising six loving and caring Christian children.
Memorial services will be held Friday June 10th at 6:00 pm at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel
With Brother Elwood Baker officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352)378-2528.
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Cindy and Martin family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and hearts. All our love, Kim and Jim Sharratta
I am keeping all of you in my thoughts & prayers. Family was everything to Ms. Shirley. Your mom had a life filled with joy and love. May that love embrace each of you at this time to know she is with the love if her life.
Cindy, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Your posts show the wonderful memories she and your father left for you and your siblings. May you find peace in that and the knowledge that you have each other to lean on and carry on. Many prayers and blessings of peace to you and your family.????????????
Peggy, Cindy, Linda, Terry, Billy and Jimmy I am so sorry for you loss. Your mom was like a second mom to me during the teen age years. I’m sorry we all lost contact. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to read of Ms. Martin’s passing, and I extend my condolences to her family. Please be comforted by the scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 which states that “death would be swallowed up forever”. May you and your loved be reunited again through the resurrection.