Eric A. Brown & Sons Funeral Home
Velvet Elizabeth Ann Ward Martin
(November 10, 1961 - August 5, 2013)
Mrs. Velvet Martin was born November 10, 1961 in Miami, Florida to Roxanne White, and Samuel Long. She attended the public schools in Jasper, Florida and graduated from Suwannee High, Live Oak Florida class of 78. Velvet went on to higher learning and became a License Practical Nurse where she worked as until her health failed her. On August 05, 2013 Velvet heard the heavenly master call and step on board of the glory bound train . She was preceded in death by husband; Michael Martin, Sr., son; Michael Martin, Jr., and two brothers; Keith Ward and Lamont Ward.She leaves to cherish her memories: mother: Roxanne (John Henry) White of White Springs, Florida; one son: Travis Martin of Orlando, Florida; one daughter: Anitra Hunter of Live Oak, Florida; three grandchildren: Aramis, Arantez, and Armani all of Live Oak, Florida; one sister: Takiesha (Eric) Brown of Valdosta, Georgia; two brothers: James Hope of Palatka, Florida, and Antron Ansley of Fargo, North Dakota; two aunts: Gloria Guice of Gainesville, Florida, and Denette (Jack) Watkins of Tampa, Florida: seven uncles: Abraham (Maurina) Robinson of Ocala, Florida, Arthur (Patricia) Robinson, Jeffery (Christina) Robinson, and Dave (Jessica) Ward all of Live Oak, Florida, Willie (Ester) Ward of Gainesville, Florida, Ernest Ward of Tampa, Florida, and Chris (Cynthia) Ward of Miami,Florida ; mother-in-law: Idella Martin; four sister-in-laws: Carrie Martin, Peggy Jones, Shirley Clayton, and Joanne White; eight brother-in-laws: Pastor David Martin, Horace (Joanna) Martin, Carey (Carnette) Martin, Henry (Shawnee) Martin, Thomas Martin, Ronnie Martin, Earl (Sondra) Martin, and Leofus Martin; nieces and nephews: Takatja, Jada, Erica, Tavaris, Eric II and Justin all of Valdosta, Georgia; six stepbrother: John (Evelyn) White, Freddie White, Charles (Linda) White, Algenon (MargieAnne) White, Wimpy (Marilyn) White, and Marvin White; eight stepsisters: Rosetta Jones, Louise Jackson, Alice (James) Will, Madetha White, Clara Roberts, Della Jones, Nettie Ruth (Bernard) Hawk, and Lilly Mae (Charlie) Brown; two great aunts: Elizabeth McBride and Carrie Washington; one great uncle: Isaac (Aundra) Washington; a special friend: Tangie Darville of Dania, Florida; one goddaughter: Jaleeshia Jackson; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends. Celebration of the life of Velvet W. Martin will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at New National Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Tommie Jefferson is the pastor and Bishop Henry Smart will officiate. Public Viewing will be Friday, August 09, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Eric A. Brown and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Professional Mortuary Services entrusted to Eric A. Brown & Son Funeral Home. "THE PEOPLE CHOICE OF NORTH FLORIDA"