Elsie Shockley Martin

December 18, 1941June 21, 2019

Mrs. Elsie Shockley Martin, age 77 of Danville, VA., passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019. Mrs. Martin was born on December 18, 1941 in Henry County, VA. to the late Merlin S. Shockley and Maggie E. Shockley.

Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her husband Reverend Daniel Lee Martin, her grandson Denny R. Clark, Jr., as well as her siblings; Reverend Merlin S. Shockley, Jr., Ulus “Shock” Shockley, Faye Shockley Taylor (Spouse still living Edward Stacy Taylor), Billy G. Shockley (Spouse still living Phyllis Shockley)

Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughters Kim M. Meadows (Vern), and Carmen M. Spencer (D.J.), Grandchildren; Lori C. Moore (Shannon), Daniel M. Clark (Caitlin, who is expecting), Sophia K. Spencer, Chris Meadows, Chelsea Moss and Jacob Almashy, Great Grandchildren; Aiden Rivero, Delaney Moore, Emily Moore, Colin Moore and Jacob Moss, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

Despite contracting polio age three, she attended school in Fieldale-Collinsville, worked a number of years at Fieldcrest as a seamstress, lived independently while raising her two girls, and she also drove. She loved sewing and playing piano. She played piano on occasion in her Church. She made curtains, quilts, and numerous other crafts. She loved the Lord and was an avid supporter and media member of Swaggart Ministries, which became her church at home. She had green thumb and was an active gardener. She loved her family and was loved by her family . She was affectionately known as G by the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 am at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.

Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, VA. are respectfully serving the Martin Family.


  • Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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Debbie Clark

June 23, 2019

We will miss you Grandma Martin, as you were known to our family. You are at peace now, and I know Denny is there having the best time welcoming his Grandma into heaven. Love and Prayers to your family, you will be missed. We loved you too. God Bless, Wallace, Debbie, Katrina, Selena, John, Josh, we know Henry would have loved growing up knowing such a wonderful and talented woman. Heaven's newest and sweetest Angel.

kitty morgan

June 23, 2019

Kim & Carmen, I'm sorry to read this of your mom. I remember how sweet she was when I came on Greenwood Dr. after school. I rode the bus with you ladies. May you all keep your loving memories tuck in your hearts where your mom will forever live.

Trudy Peacock

June 23, 2019

Kim & Carmon, so sorry for your loss. Elsie was my friend on FB. She always said good morning and posted beautiful pictures. I will miss her good mornings such a lovely lady. Fly high my friend !

Mary Hughes

June 22, 2019

Kim and Carmen we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We are keeping you and your families in our prayers! If you need anything please let us know. Love, Gary and Mary Hughes

kathryn walker

June 22, 2019

So sorry to hear this. we have lost a great woman but Heaven has gained one. Love and prayers.
Johnny and Kathryn Walker