Nina Mae Smith Martin, 76, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Meadowview, Virginia on Saturday, January 22, 2022 after a short battle with cancer.
She was born April 2, 1945 to the late Roy E. and Ida Smith. She had resided in Abingdon for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ernest Eugene “Gene” Martin; her son, Anthony “Tony” Eugene Martin; three brothers, Willis Smith, Scott Smith, and Jerald Smith; two sisters, Lorene (Smith) Crabtree and Shirley (Smith) Amburgey Goddard.
She is survived by four daughters, Marlene Reedy and husband Dale of Mansfield, Ohio, Samantha Evans and husband Paul of Meadowview, Virginia, Kim Wise of Bristol, Virginia, and Kaylee Jones and husband Chris of Hinesville, Georgia; two sisters, Anna Greer of Banner Elk, North Carolina and Wilma Noviello and husband Jim of Bristol, Tennessee.
She was the proud grandmother of seven: Hannah Reedy, Zachary Reedy, Riley Baxter, Bonnie Wise, T.J. Harless, Danica Harless, and Noah Harless. She was also the proud great grandmother of Colby Jones, Lynleigh Jones, Lucas Jones, and Emery Rasnick.
Nina leaves many nieces and nephews behind, including one very special niece, Tabitha Noviello. Aunt Nina loved fixing “goodie bags” for her so that she could have them at church. I know Tabby will miss her dearly. She also leaves behind her church family at Trinity Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia where she had been a member for many years.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Nina Martin.