Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Helen Martin

03/27/1931 - 10/07/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 12:00pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017
New Weeping Mary Baptist Church
1104 Fentress Rd, Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

New Weeping Mary Church Cemetery
Chesapeake VA

Helen Louise Martin, affectionately known as Missy Baby peacefully went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Helen (Missy Baby) was born on March 27, 1931 to the late Fred and Clara Bonner. Helen was raised in the Fentress section of Chesapeake. She attended school in the Norfolk County school system. She enjoyed a long work history to include working as a clerk for a Great Bridge Law Firm as well as working for more than 28 years as a childcare provider and was featured in the Virginian Pilot in an article entitled “Families Honor Retired Friend at Retirement”. At age 13 she accepted Christ, was baptized, and became a member of Weeping Mary Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her passing. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Francine Bonner; brothers, Michael, Charlie and Herman; and a special cousin, John Wesley Tillett, Sr. Helen leaves to cherish fond memories of her through her two sons, Anthony Martin (Hope) and Vincent Bonner; two daughters, Rita Johnson (Wesley) and Valeria Goodman (Harold); two granddaughters, April Jones (Perry) and Kimberly Robinson; two great granddaughters, Ava Jones and Kimora Robinson; a grandson, Vincent Craig Davis and two great grandsons; a brother, William Bonner; a special cousin, Ada Brockett; a special friend, Mrs. Thelma Lewis and amazing neighbors, Jose, LaVern and Prison Whitfield.

Nancy Faust Rita I was saddened to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. With deepest sympathy. Nancy
Posted: 10/15/2017
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The Edmonds Family We send you our deepest sympathy. Words cannot console when we have lost someone we love in death. Although this is a very sad time for the family, the Bible provides the finest basis for encouragement and comfort. Revelation 21:3, 4, and Isaiah 25:8 states that God will do away with all causes we have for suffering, as well as sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted us and it is our hope that these thoughts will comfort you as well.
Posted: 10/14/2017
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Emma Lou and Antoinette Johnson With Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayer to the Martin Family, Mrs. Rita Johnson and Family and Deacon William Bonner and Family: As some people Journey through life, they leave footprints wherever they go footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, humor and inspirtation day by day and faith. Even when they're gone we can still look back and clearly see the trail they let behind a trail bright with hope that invites us to follow. Psalms 89:15 Blessed are those who walk in the light of your presence Praying you'll be comforted with precious memories God's presence to care for you in your loss. Love you, Emma Lou and Antoinette Johnson
Posted: 10/14/2017
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SABRINA DAUGHTRY TO Mrs. Rita Johnson and family, My condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow.
Posted: 10/13/2017
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Evangelist Carolyn Skinner Dear Sister Rita Brother Bill and family. I am sadden by your loss. It is felt through the entire community. You all have our sincere condolences.
Posted: 10/12/2017
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Patsy Cannon (Banks) To The Martin Family: Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can give you peace, restore your spirits and strengthen you. Patsy & Family
Posted: 10/12/2017
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Lamont Simmons My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Missy Baby. She was a fine lady and is sorely missed.
Posted: 10/12/2017
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