Elsie Cornell (Catlett) Martin

October 15, 1932 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Elsie Cornell Martin Obituary

Elsie Cornell Martin left this earth peacefully to be with the lord on January 20th, 2024. Elsie was born on
October 15,1932 in Buckingham County, Virginia to Thomas Henry and Martha Agness Catlett. She was
one of twelve brothers and sisters who spent their childhood at the base of Willis Mountain until
graduating from Buckingham County High School.
After graduation, Elsie moved to Richmond, Virginia where she met the love of her life Warren E Martin
(Boo-Boo), and they were married for 50 years before Warren preceded her in death.
Elsie is survived by her daughter Katherine Martin Rose (Garland), her two grandchildren Sarah Rose
Wilson (Travis) and Jay Rose (Haley), and her two great grandchildren Weston and Kensley Wilson.
Elsie had an illustrious career of 37 years at the Richmond Time Dispatch, working from 1954 until 1991, and in her free time, she loved
to go camping, bowling, and throw horseshoes. She was named the National Horseshoe Champion.
During her retirement years, Elsie moved back to Dillwyn, Virginia and began traveling the country from
Coast to Coast; her and Warren traveled to all 50 states.
Graveside services will be conducted January 27, 2024. 
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Enon Baptist Church or Heartland Hospice Care.

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Graveside Service
January 27, 2024

12:00 PM
Enon Baptist Church Cemetery


Enon Baptist Church
P O Box 655, Dillwyn VA 23936

Heartland Hospice
10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond VA 23235


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