Joan M. Martin

Joan M. Martin (Winchester) was born on March 18, 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA to Isabella and Horace Winchester Jr. Joan professed to Christ at an early age while attending Sixth Mount Zion in Pittsburgh. She passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2019 at the age of 71.

Joan graduated from George Westinghouse High School in 1966. Shortly after high school Joan left Pittsburgh and moved to Columbus, Ohio to start her life.

She was employed at AT&T where she worked for 30 years until her retirement. Upon retirement, she worked with adults with disabilities and as a substitute teacher’s assistant with Columbus Public Schools until she permanently retired at the age of 62.

Joan was very artistic and creative and loved to sew (evident in her multiple sewing machines and endless collection of sewing books). She also had a love for antiques in which she collected many throughout her life. Her joy was going to many different thrift stores throughout Columbus, OH to find her next antique to collect.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Isabella and Horace Winchester Jr.; goddaughter/cousin, Keila Ann-Marie Taylor; and her former spouse, James Martin.

Joan leaves to cherish her memory, daughters: Ariel and Nicole Martin; grandchildren: Ajeiana Martin, Avante Martin, DaMonje Humphrey, and Deshon Tolliver; great-granddaughter: A’Ryiah Jones; sisters: Darice Winchester and Wendylynn (Jerome) Porter; aunt: Dollie Ann McCreary; brother-in-law Tony (Flora) Martin; special friends: Jennifer St. Clair, Rogenia Hartgrove, and Brenda Levatte; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral Service 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. May God continue to Bless and Keep You in His loving arms of protection and wrap you in the comfort of His love. Sending you prayers of comfort and peace for you during this time of sorrow.

  2. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. Please except our deepest sympathy. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your hearts and may God give you the comfort and peace you seek.

  3. I am expressing my deepest condolences to the Martin family of Joan ‘s recent passing.Those who had passed on are in God’s memory because they are precious in His eyes. John 5:28,29

  4. Brenda Levatte

    To the Martin family may God give you His peace that is immeasurable and His love that passes understanding. P. S. Joanne I knept calling you and you Wouldn’t answer . Now I know God took you home to rest.

  5. Rev. James A. Lee I

    May the Lord bless and comfort the daughters and sisters with his embracing arms and never-ending love; along with other extended family members.

    Joan has transitioned from life temporal to life eternal and now she rests with God.

    May you be comforted during your time of grief and loss. But, lean upon the Lord and trust in His mercy and grace.

  6. John Martin Hairston

    To the Winchester and Martin families, Saddened by the announcement of Joan’s passing. Prayers to both families as the healing process continues. I was telling my co-workers about how the families would gather on Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Continue to Heal and always stay BLESSED.
    Martin Hairston and family

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