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Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines DR, Malden, WV

OBITUARY

Katherine Lorene Craigo Martin

May 6, 1929June 2, 2017
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Katherine Lorene Martin Known as Lorene, Mom and Maw Maw, and loved by all, Lorene passed away on Friday June 2, 2017, surrounded by her family, after fighting a courageous battle to continue her life. Her body was tired and broken down, but her spirit for life remained strong. She is now in her glory. She is no longer tired or in pain. She is with the Lord, having earned a room and the glory she has richly deserved. Lorene was born in Charleston on May 6, 1929 to the late John & Catherine Pring Craigo. She was a homemaker and the last charter member of Cathedral of Pray Baptist Church, Charleston. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, George William Martin; sons, Jimmy & Ricky Martin; great granddaughter, Caroline P. Hunter; brother, James Craigo. Left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, George C. & Bertie Martin, Brenda Kay & Dan Eisenmenger all of Charleston, Kathie & John Rogers of Beckley, John W. & Renee Martin and Jessie Brown all of Charleston; brothers, John Craigo Jr. of Charleston & Eddie Craigo of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jeff (Brandy) Martin & Scott (Shantil) Martin all of Charleston, Tom (Linda) Hunter of Jackson, MS., Gina (John) Myers of Kenna, Kim (Robert) Parker of Georgia, Jamie (Richard) Cumbridge of Danville, John Rogers of Beckley, Rickelle (Jesse) Harding of Lester, Samantha (Jesse) Bowman of TN. & Joshua (Sara) Martin of South Charleston; 20 great grandchildren & 3 great great granddaughers. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday June 5, 2017 at the Cathedral of Prayer Baptist Church, Charleston with Pastor Kevin Norvall officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday June 4, 2017 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the Church.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 4, 2017
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 5, 2017

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Phil Snodgrass

June 5, 2017

I would like to offer my condolences and heart felt sorrow to George and the Girls in hearing of the passing of their Mom.Even though it has been many years,I remember what great folks Lorene and George Sr were, and how nice they always treated me.My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

Michael Todd

June 4, 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed all the years that I worshiped with Lorene and her beloved George. I often recall the many years that we celebrated at Cathedral of Prayer. My illness does not permit me to be there with you at this time of sorrow, but I will be remembering you in my prayers.
Prayerfully, Michael Todd

Brogan Family

June 4, 2017

Dearest George, Brenda, Kathie, Johnnie, Jessie, and family,
Just heard about Lorene going on to heaven and it brings sadness and gladness at the same time. Sadness for all of you as you live here without her presence and miss her greatly, but there is joy also because there is a great reunion going on right now. First of all with her Saviour and next with all that have gone on before. That is your comfort at this time.
Many memories are flooding my mind right now of all the wonderful times we all had together and how very much your family was my family also. You always made me welcome and George and Lorene treated me like one of theirs. They were a tremendous blessing to me in my early Christian life, teaching not only by words but also by example.
I'm terribly sorry none of us can be there for the services. We are starting Vacation Bible School in the morning and have our final staff meeting tonight. Please know that our heartfelt love and sympathy and prayers are with you all. Not sure if you know or not but Mom went to heaven in November so I'm sure the two of them are rejoicing together too. Again love prayers and sympathy to all .
The Brogan Family

Mona Stepp-Barrow

June 4, 2017

Today if I were to see you, I would say....Dear Aunt Lorene, you were there for as long as I can remember. You and my uncle always visited us, both you with smiles on your face. I remember as a small child you visiting us; sometimes I would run and hide in my bashfulness. :) Aunt Lorene, when Grandma Martin died I remember how you raved about the meat loaf I made. I thank you, Aunt Lorene, for always being welcoming whenever I visited you, in your natural kindness. I will never forget you, and always remember you with all my heart. Aunt Lorene, please be at rest now in the Lord's city on high, and just know we rejoice with you. My thoughts and prayers with my cousins as they mourn in no longer having your presence. I love you, Aunt Lorene. Niece, Mona

Frankie Martin

June 4, 2017

I truly loved Aunt Lorene (Boots)and surly miss her and we will pray for the whole family. She always had a smile on her face and loved everyone. But God has other plans for her and now she is finally at peace. Sorry I can't be there in person my wife had back surgery and she can't be left alone right now. Will keep praying for the family just know I love all of you

Sue Dodd-Hossler

June 4, 2017

Bertie and George, I am so sorry to hear of George's mother passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this difficult time.

Phyllis & Rod Stapler

June 3, 2017

Please know our prayers are with you. May God give you peace and comfort during these sorrowful times. Cherish the memories and live for the reuniting in our heavenly home

Donna Stepp-Saraceno

June 2, 2017

I love you Aunt Lorene. All these years I called you Aunt Rolene for I misunderstood your name when I was small, but that never stopped you from loving me and my siblings! Oh, those banana cream pies, o delicious. You truly will be missed. Tell mom "Nora" we miss and love her but now she has more precious family in heaven with her. Rest In Peace!

Dolores Hughes

June 2, 2017

You will be truly missed.you were loved by many and will never be forgotten.going to miss you .

June 2, 2017

Josh,
I'm so sorry you lost your MawMaw, I know she held a special place in your heart. Your great loss is God's great gain......Our hope to be reunited is in the Lord!
Love, Debbie

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