Connie C. Martin

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Connie C. Martin was born into a family of four children on October 4, 1937 in Winston Salem, North Carolina to the late Thurman and Pauline Cockerham.

Connie attended Atkins High School in Winston Salem, North Carolina. After graduation she went on to Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, North Carolina where she received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She then passed her NCLEX-RN licensure examination to become a Registered Nurse.

After a few years she landed at Schilling Air Force Base Hospital in Salina, Kansas. And soon after that she relocated to Columbus, OH where she began training new nurses in the Pediatric Clinic at Children’s Hospital. There she also served as a nursing supervisor. Upon leaving Children’s Hospital she ran a number of Home Healthcare Facilities before retiring.

Connie met her husband Tommie Martin Jr through mutual friends and family in Virginia. They were quickly married in December in the early 1960’s and her three sons were born from this union. They enjoyed spending time with their boys boating and picnicking on the Scioto River with neighbors, family, and friends. Once Tommie Jr passed, she continued to encourage her boys to do well in school and go on to college. She served as a Mary Kay consultant for a number of years.

To cherish her memory, Connie is survived by her two sons, Tommie Martin III and Gregory Allen Martin, and three grandchildren Tommie Martin IV, Armand Martin Jr, and Ananda Martin. She also leaves four nephews Darrell Butler, Damon Butler, Corey Cockerham, and Shawn Cockerham, and 5 great nephews Benjamin Butler, Oliver Butler, Miles Butler, Declan Butler, and Gaylan Butler.

She is preceded by Tommie Martin Jr, Armand Martin, Verleria Cockerham, Vernon Cockerham, and Curtis Cockerham.

Visitation 12:00 PM and Funeral Service 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Triumph Christian Center, 904 Thomas Ave.

Hooper Funeral Home Chapel 1415 14th Street NE, Winston Salem, NC Funeral Service: Friday, June 23, 2023 Time: 12:00 Noon

Interment at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tommie and Family,
    You are in our prayers for comfort and strength as you go through this season of life. You have our love and support.

    Grace and Peace,
    Meaka and Vicki Ashley

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears
    your prayers, because he cares for you. With caring

  3. Connie Witcher Waddy

    Prayers and sympathy go out to the Martin family. I am the sister of the late Otis Witcher and sister-in-law of Caretha (Peedie) Witcher who were neighbors of the Martins in Columbus. May God bless each of you. ( Connie Witcher Waddy Penhook, Virginia.

  4. Gerald & Shawn Lynch

    Mr. Gerald K Lynch & Shawn Ross Lynch would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences for our brother Tommie and remind him that we are hear for you and we love you The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want until we meet again RIH We love you forever mom!!!

  5. James Seay. and Jeri

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My prayers are with you.

  6. Teresa Hairston

    Tommy and family
    You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow

    Teresa Hairston and Family!

  7. Tommie,& Family
    May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time!
    Ms Connie will truly be missed by her salon daughters.
    Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Continued Prayers

  8. Lora McClendon

    My condolences and comfort to the Martin Family
    Miss. Connie lived a good life and Tommie and Greg you shall see her again. Praying for strength and May god bless you in the days to come.
    Lora McClendon and family

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