Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA


Paulette Arlene Martin

February 11, 1959May 23, 2020

Mrs. Paulette Arlene Martin was born on February 11, 1959 in Los Angeles, California to the late Jesse and Patsy Hamilton. She graduated from David Star Jordan High School in 1976 and from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 1995 with a double major in Sociology and American Studies. She was a member of McLean Bible Church and recently attended Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia. During her time at McLean Bible, she served as a leader in the Living Well with Cancer Ministry even with her health declining. She passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Mrs. Martin worked in public service the majority of her career. She served three years in the U.S Army from 1983-1986. In 1992, she began her 25 year career in the Fairfax County Government. She served as a Clerical Specialist with the Wastewater Treatment Division from 1992 to 1997, as an Accounting Clerk with the Department of Housing from 1997-2000, as a Human Service Assistant from 2000-2002, and as a Housing Service Specialist from 2002 until her retirement in 2017.

During her time in the Army she met and married Stanley Martin on October 7, 1985. Their marriage produced one son.

Mrs. Martin’s hobbies included arts and crafts, spending time with her family, walks with her husband, watching TV and reading God’s word.

Mrs. Martin leaves behind her husband of 34 years, Stanley Martin Sr of Alexandria, VA, her son Stanley Martin Jr of Alexandria, VA; her brothers David Hamilton of Los Angeles, CA and James Hamilton of Hodgenville, KY; her in-laws Donna Hamilton of Los Angeles, CA and Nancy Hamilton of Hodgenville, KY; her nephews David Hamilton, Jr of Los Angeles, CA, Jason Hamilton of Hot Springs, AR; and her nieces Nichole Hamilton of Los Angeles, CA, Paulette Hamilton of Dallas, TX, Patricia Hamilton of Tulsa, OK, and Courtney Hamilton of Los Angeles, CA.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 8, 2020


Paulette Arlene Martin

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Leroy Collins

June 19, 2020

Dear Stanley, Brenda & I send our deepest condolences to you and your family.
We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, may God continue to comfort and strengthen you and your son & the rest of the family as you go through this difficult period. Continue to hold on to your memories of you wife and think about the love you guys shared for one another. Brenda and I have you guys lifted up in prayer and pray that your heart's will heal with sweet memories of your lovely bride & mother.
Be blessed my friend God is still in control he knows what your feeling and going through, God said he will never leave you with out a comforter, his spirit is with you and so is Paulette's.
Peace and blessings to you my friend

Leroy & Brenda

Marianna Fielden

June 14, 2020

I met Paulette at a drawing class at the torpedo factory in Old Town Alexandria. She made the drawing class so much fun. She was such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile; she will be missed.

“ May your heart find peace and comfort in this difficult time.”

~ Marianna L. Fielden

David Hamilton

June 6, 2020

Sharing memories about my dear sister Paulette.

We were just a year apart, and I remember how we attended school together — in high school, we did ROTC together, as well as Speech Club, where we would go to tournaments together, and would be so excited if either of us won the tournament. I remember helping her get a job at Lynwood Villa, she has always been a people person — she loved helping everyone. Our lives always seemed to cross, I will miss our talks over the phone so much, it is so hard to let you go. I know you’re in a better place. RIP, you will always be in my heart. Love, your brother David.

Glenzetta Scott

June 5, 2020

Paulette was a very dear friend to me. She was one of my BFF's. She was just like a sister to me. I have known Paulette since I worked at housing quite a few years ago. We worked the early hours together when she worked at Social Services and enjoyed talking early mornings before our rushed schedules. I was blessed to see Paulette in 2016 and we planned to see each other this year. I will never forget her. I know she is now at peace resting in heaven. God bless you Stanley and Junior. Keeping you in prayer....

Dawit Zewdie

June 1, 2020

I have known Paulette for 20 years while working in Housing. We became very close when I moved to South County and since our working hours were very close, we developed a wonderful friendship. Our conversations were mainly about our family issues and the counsel that I received during my difficult time in my own life helped me to navigate through it. She always had some craft work to guide me to have a strong faith. I am lucky to have those wonderful memories and Stanley and junior please be strong and you will be in my prayers.

Martha del Campo

May 31, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I am very sorry for our loss. I will always keep in my heart the beautiful memories, dancing, smiling and singing together every Monday’s at 6 :00 AM . Be with God. Now you are in a better place dancing and singing with the Angels.

Charlene White

May 29, 2020

I am really at a lost for words, my deepest condolence to the family. Paulette is & always will be with me. We text everyday & we talk often we shared information about our journey. Paulette was a caring & giving person. I will miss her laugh & the way she use to say "char girly girly".... Rest in peace my friend😍.

Patricia Tippett

May 29, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to The Martin family. I worked with Paulette directly and indirectly for many years. She was supportive of so many and always ready with added prayers for those in need. When my son was deployed, when my daughter was ill, Paulette was always ready to lend an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, and a prayer for support. Her green thumb brightened the office and brought a smile to those who walked by. I thank God that he allowed you to grace us with your presence. May you enjoy the gardens of Heaven!

Pete & Pam Rockx

May 28, 2020

Paulette was a Stephen minister with my husband and myself. She unselfishly reached out to those who were going through a life crisis with her encouragement and pointing them to the Lord.

Paulette exuded joy and her joy was contagious so much so that she made others better by knowing and talking to her. You left from her presence uplifted, feeling loved and special. Indeed, Paulette was a very special person who is now in the arms of the Lord she loved so much. She will be missed.

Russell Lee

May 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Paulette Martin. During our time working together, Paulette and I shared many stories about our families, particularly our sons. She was so proud of Junior (as she referred to Stanley Jr during our conversations) and the obstacles he was able to overcome. I was proud of him also, as he was and still is a source of inspiration. She made one of her infamous inspirational stones for my son. I will never forget that! Rest in Peace Paulette. You have taken your rightful place among the angels 😇