Martin, Kitty Porterfield

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martin_kitty_porterfield.jpgKitty Ellen Porterfield Martin, 72, of Lightfoot’s Run Pearisburg, VA, departed this life Monday, December 16, 2019 after a courageous battle with kidney disease under the care of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and in the presence of her family.

Born in Christiansburg, VA on October 22, 1947 she was a daughter of the late Earl Kitchener (Kit) Porterfield and Mary Williams Porterfield.

Kitty took pride in being a bus driver for over 30 years and her family farm. She was a member of the Giles High School Class of 1966 and a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-New River Ward in Pembroke, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Susan Bowles, and a special friend Patty Francis.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 55 years, Cantrall Martin; her son Marcell Martin (Donna) of Ripplemead; her daughter Kendra Martin Lane (Justin) of Ripplemead; her grandchildren Alex Lane, Logan Martin (Hannah), Afton Lane, Tanner Martin, Meghan Lane, and Reagan Martin (Alex G. No 2); great grandchild Saint Compton; sisters Pat Martin (Wayne) of Pembroke, and Terry Waldron of Blacksburg, VA; a special friend for life Barbara Williams Ford-Coates of Sarasota, Florida, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other special and sweet friends.

There will be a Funeral Service for Kitty on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-New River Ward in Pembroke, VA at 2:00 PM with Bishop Mark Bunker presiding. A graveside service will follow on the family farm in Ripplemead, VA.

Family will receive friends and family at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-New River Ward on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.