Catherine Marie Martin

Mrs. Catherine Marie Martin, age 56, passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at her home in White Oak, surrounded by her family. 

Mrs. Martin was born in Portsmouth, VA to George Spencer, Sr. and Melva Whorton Spencer.

Cathy was a devoted mother to four independent and strong women. She was their biggest fan and cheerleader. She was responsible for hearing loss in many Camden County High School parents and grandparents who attended track meets and swim meets during a 10 year time span. She was an adoring grandmother who made sure “the babies” were never without treats, toys, or kisses. 

Cathy was a dedicated employee for over 20 years at Kings Bay Naval Base Auto Skills. She took great pride in supporting the nation’s service members and often stayed late to ensure young Sailors and Marines had safe means of transportation. 

Wife to the man of her dreams, he survived 38 years with her and is now expertly trained to dodge fast-moving, airborne objects. Cathy was well known throughout her community and her family for her strong will, sarcasm, sense of humor and most of all her willingness to help anyone in need.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Michael A. Martin, of White Oak; her daughters, Angela (William) Carter, of Debary, FL, Jessica (Mark) Benning, of Sanford, NC, Shanon Martin, of White Oak, and Genny Martin, of Freeport, FL; her sister, Susan (David) Nye, of Dillsburg, PA; her brothers, George (Andrew) Spencer, Jr., of Sacramento, CA, Frank (Wendy) Spencer, of Kingsland, Michael Spencer, of Brunswick, and Jason Spencer, of Newburgh, IN; her grandchildren, Micaela Martin, Jordan Carter, Madison Doyle, Abbigail Carter, Katilynn Doyle, Joseph Gates, Jeremiah Gates, and Kyle Benning. 

A celebration of Mrs. Martin’s life was held December 11, at King of Peace Episcopal Church, Kingsland.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the King of Peace Episcopal Church. 

Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, was entrusted with Mrs. Martin’s arrangements.

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