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Paralee MartinMrs. Paralee Martin, 92, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, August 26, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 2, 1920, in Winchester, Kentucky to Elijah and America Fletcher Fox. She lived in the Williamsburg area most of her life, where she and her husband, Albert âDickâ Martin, Jr. raised their 8 children. Paralee was a loving mother and wife who devoted her life to her family. She attended Ministries Of The Lamb.
Paralee will be missed by her daughters, Pam Sowers, of Fountain City; Sharon Parrish, of Fountain City; sons, William Martin, of Fountain City; Jerry Martin, of Williamsburg; Mike Martin, of Palm Coast, Florida; Tony Martin, of Williamsburg; 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Paralee was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Joan Donovan; son, Jerald Martin; grandson, Doug Robbins; sisters, Golden Parker, Alma Johnson, Marie Conner, Mossie Orsborn, brothers; Henderson Fox, Arvil Fox, Arvis Fox, Eugene Fox and Cecil Fox.
Broc Robbins will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in New Garden Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Ministries Of The Lamb, 2301 Pleasant View Road, Richmond, IN 47374.
Jerry and Joyce Martin and Tony Martin,
Very sorry to learn about your mother. Regardless of how long she lived, it is still difficult to let her go. With all the family she had it is nice she had the opportunity to say good by. My thoughts are with you. I am sorry I could not be there.
Bob Shortle Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM
My sister (Kellie) and I loved going to Dick and Paralee's house to play with Bobby (Parish). We had such fond memories of exploring the fields and animals. Also, getting the occasional ride on a tractor from Dick. I can't help but imagine that my dad is welcoming home Paralee and they are about to sit down to a banquet table full of the best food. Oh, how we are gonna miss them but knowing they have went home to be with our Lord sure softens the pain a bit. My prayers are being lifted right now for the family left behind for now. Love you all.
Hollie Daugherty Day Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM
What an awesome lady she was! We know she will be truly missed. We have always felt part of this awesome family, as we have always been treated as such. Wish we could be there to give Miss Sharon and Mike hugs, but just know through the distance you are in our prayers and we love you guys dearly.
Scott & Shelly Clegg
Scott & Shelly Clegg Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM
The Martin family has been such a big part of our daughters life as well as ours, and to hear of a family member passing is hard for everyone. Mike, your mother was a beautiful lady respected by so many and will be missed by even more. Your family will remain in my prayers as it has been. I want to send my condolences to the entire family.
Mike, Liz and Kayla we love you and are thinking about you.
Tammy Conant Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Jerry, Joyce & Family: Please know that I am thinking of you at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you both and your whole family. Peace be with you. Tami Russell
Tami Russell Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to all of Paralee's family. She was such a wonderful lady and I have many wonderful memories with her. I'm so glad I was able to visit with her recently and remember all the fun my sisters and I had with her and our New Garden Friends Church family. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Laura (Coddington) Olmsted Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM
Sweet Paralee...all who met her quickly warmed to her kind and gentle spirit. There will be a great reunion in heaven for all of those that meet her there. My sincere sympathy to all the family.
Jeanette Reece Railsback Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM