Teague Funeral Service

2260 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA


Lulu Belle Martin

September 3, 1938August 4, 2019

LuLu Belle Martin, age 80, of Colonial Beach, Virginia passed away peacefully Sunday August 4th, 2019 in Charlottesville Va.

She was born in Butler, PA to the late Eva Quinaux Christy and William McKinley Christy. She eventually moved to Washington DC for work which is where she found the love of her life Eugene (Gene) Martin.

Our hearts are broken!! Words cannot possibly describe how much she was loved. Lou (Lu Lu, Mom, Grandma (Mucka), Great Grandma), as she was known to all who loved her, was an awesome mother, wife, sister and daughter. She taught her three children Dave, Billy, and Nette how to live life to the fullest and represent the “Martin/Christy Family.”

Lou’s greatest joys were spending time with her family, worshiping God, and cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Washington Nationals. Especially 3rd baseman Anthony Rendon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Gene Martin, her son William (Billy) Martin (Mom’s Buddy), sisters Rose Kimmel, Norma Carte, and Ora Leppert, and brothers Eugene Christy, George Christy and Paul Christy.

Lou leaves behind her son David Martin (Heike), daughter Jeanette Altman (Jason), three grandchildren Patrick Martin (Amanda), Stefany Martin (Jim), and Jacob Altman, four great grandchildren Tatum, Parker, Chase and Phoenix, one beloved sister Linda Grim (Greg), two brothers Jim Christy (Carol) and Tom Christy, a large extended family and many dear and close friends whom she cherished.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 WOLFTRAP RD., VIENNA, VA 22182 on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 11 am. A cemetery service will immediately follow at National Memorial Park.

Flowers may be sent directly to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (Twin Brook Florist in Chantilly, VA. 703 978 3700). In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company, Station 4. https://www.earlysvillefire.org/


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 29, 2019


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Jack Pennington Jr.

August 11, 2019

I have so many memories of Mrs. Martin . I grew up with her Children David & Billy and Jeanette. She always had a smile on her face .She was most loving person I know . I left the neighborhood after graduating high school. Went into Army for 21 years travel the world. But would always call her and go see Mrs. Martin when came home. I was truly blessed by her Spirit and her friendship we had together. She shared so much wisdom and love for everyone. I was very fortunate to be her neighbor again when my family and I moved to Colonial Beach Virginia. My wife Ann and I cherish Having Mrs. Martin in our lives spending time with her. I have learned so much from her . I was truly blessed to have a great role model and angle in my life. I love you and miss you with all my heart. Jack & Ann

Rob Snider

August 9, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom,Lulu Belle,she was a grand lady! My brother Dave & I worked with Gene at McLean Auto Parts so many years ago. I was always invited to there home for dinners & celebrations. Her son David was my roommate when we got our first apartment together. Many happy memories from all of those times! May God bless your family in this difficult time.

Jean Bosschaart

August 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss. What great memories of Your Mom and Dad..We work camped together in Fl. Oh what fun we had!! God bless you all and will surley miss LuLu and Gene... Jean

Russell Blake

August 9, 2019

I can’t even begin to think I can find one memory of my aunt Lou. Nette you are more a sister than a cousin and my aunt Lou was like a second mom. As my godmother maybe she felt more responsibility to help her baby sister deal w her strong willed youngest son. However I just believe my
Aunt Lou took a liking to her pain in the butt nephew and godson. I remember visiting in DC and hanging out with
Uncle Gene, Billy, and Nette. Attempting to ride Sarge, although he was just a big
German Shepherd, I thought he was a horse. She’s always been there for me and even as I got older was the only person allowed to call me Russy. She was important seeing me become a young man, graduate college, get married, and finally have my own children. She loved my Donovan, Isabel, and William as if they were her own grandchildren. I was blessed to see her the last time on a trip to my cousin Jeanette’s in late May. She was herself, loving and full of praise for my children. My life will never be the same without her in it... Godspeed my aunt Lou. I will always cherish you and your unconditional love

Trina Ricketts

August 9, 2019

Jeannette and family
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a great woman. She raised a wonderful family and will always be with you in your heart and memories. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers ♥️ Your Mom Dad. Billy and Sarge are having a great time together!!