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Rev. Bradell A. Martin

We respectfully announce the passing of Rev. Bradell A. Martin, of 626 West Main Street in Hogansville, Ga. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Bradell Martin was born on August 04, 1941 to  Oscar & Cleotha Allison.  She was born and raised in Hogansville, Ga and graduated West End High with honors at the early age of 16 in 1957. She met the Love of her life and soon married Charlie Frank Martin in 1960.

Bradell was a known seamstress within the community and the surrounding areas. She later became an ordained minister and pastored Newnan Chapel in Newnan, Ga., Roe’s Chapel and Smith Chapel in Harris County. Bradell was one of the first female African American Methodist ministers in the North Georgia District. She paved the way for many more women to achieve the mantle of fully connected ministers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bennie Allison & Jimmy Dennis.

She leaves to cherish her husband of 56 years, Charlie Frank Martin, 4 wonderful children, Vardis Tyrone Martin (Elaine), Vickye Lynn Armstrong (Del), Vincent Martin, Vernard Martin (Cyndi) and a very special niece, Lakeisha Ector.

She is also survived by two sisters, Lizzie Mae Handcock and Belinda Zackery (Sylvester)

She is the proud grandmother of 3 (Lynnsey, Cory & Christopher) and the great-grandmother of 2 (Colton & Royce) along with a special great-granddaughter Jonessa Scott.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM at St. Mary United Methodist Church, 100 Pine Street in Hogansville,Georgia. Pastor Elaine Gilbert will officiate. 

Condolences may be expressed at www.thrashfuneralhome.com   

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thrash and Sons Funeral Home, 117 West Main Street in Hogansville, Ga. Phone – (706) 637-8791, Fax (706) 637-8796.