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Evelyn Cornwall Martin

March 27, 1921 — March 8, 2024

Miramar, FL

 

Evelyn Cornwall Martin passed peacefully with family at her side on March 8, 2024, in Miramar, Florida where she found solace in the home of her son Wayne. 

Evelyn was born on March 27, 1921, on Union Island, an island in the Grenadines archipelago, to Nell Decoto Cornwall and George Cornwall.

In 1968, Evelyn migrated to the United States of America, first living in Brooklyn, New York and then moving to Orlando Florida in 1972. Always looking for opportunities to better herself, she studied and got her GED, and trained as a Nurse’s Aide. She worked in this capacity for many years both in New York and Florida. She later worked in the food services industry until her retirement.

Evelyn has always been a very active and integral member of her church. She held many positions such as, Sabbath School Superintendent, Head Deaconess, Sabbath School Teacher, Prayer Ministries Leader, and Church Board member. She reached out to members of her community by visiting the sick, preparing meals for those in need, and being a part of an active telephone ministry when she was no longer able to drive. She loved and enjoyed interacting with the younger members of her church family and community who became her extended children.

Evelyn peacefully passed away on March 8, 2024, at the age of 102. With grace, she closed her eyes to rest, waiting for the trumpet sound to signal the arrival of her Lord and Savior.  Throughout her long and fruitful life, Evelyn touched the lives of many with her wisdom and kindness. Now, she leaves behind a treasured legacy that will forever be cherished by those who loved and knew her. 

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Fitzroy Cliford Martin, daughter Olive Nelcia Cornwall Moore (Glinton – deceased). But left to cherish her memory are her children: Kenneth Leroy Martin (Venicia), Junie Monroe (Walton “Don”), Cary Martin (Mavis “Mel”), Courtney Martin (Stephanie – deceased) Carol Ann Checkley (Simone – deceased), Kathiann Antonio (Ian - deceased), Stephen Martin (Arlene), Wayne Martin (Hortense “Genia”); Grandchildren: Wendy King (John), Ricky Cornwall, Kerri Cornwall, Tracey Monroe, Renee Monroe, Kyron Martin, Kendi Martin, Kiyah Martin, Kia Martin, , Heather Jean (Kervin), Anthony Martin (Ronique), Meridith Bello (Juan), Brent Checkley, Duriel Antonio (Tomonique), Brent Antonio (Karen), Beverley Laramore, Rudiann Laramore, Stephen Martin Jr. (Kristin), Tiffany Petteway (Dewaun), Justin Martin (Brandi), Hilary Martin and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as extended family and devoted friends.

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

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