Mr. Elliot Craig Martin, age 67, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was born February 25, 1954 in White Plains, New York to the late Anthony and Ethel Martin. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his siblings, Audrey Brabham and William Brabham.
Elliot was a United States Marine Corps veteran and active with the Montford Point Marine Association, the American Legion Post #70 in Villa Rica, an active Mason with the Sons of Beaufort Masonic Lodge #36, and a car enthusiast being active in the Rolling Stampede Mustang Club.
He is survived by his wife, Angelia Jones Martin of Villa Rica; his children, Robert (Latoya) Gaskins of Augusta, Georgia, Taneisha (Ernest) Jones of Hiram, Georgia, Brandi (Adam) Turner of Cincinnati, Ohio, Elliot Martin II of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Ansley Long of Villa Rica, Georgia and Zac Hill of Newnan, Georgia; he leaves behind many grandkids, Robert Gaskins, Eric Jones, Nadia Martin, Diaymond Martin, Ciara Jones, Brandon Bell, Elijah Martin, Brielle Turner, Brice Turner, Lyric Lewis, and Quincy Martin; his siblings, Barron Martin of San Antonio, Texas, Gail Moore of Newport News, Virginia, and Jill Brabham of White Plains, New York; his beloved boys/doggies, Tucker and Kobe; and a slew of nephews, nieces, cousins, and beloved friends.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Villa Rica, Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 11:00AM until 1:00PM. Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica at 1:00PM with Reverend BreNita Jackson officiating and live-steamed on the Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory Facebook page. Full military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Montford Point Marines and the Sons of Beaufort Masonic Lodge #36. The family kindly asks that masks be worn for all those in attendance at the visitation and service. Repast to follow at New Mountain Top Baptist Church, 7822 Conners Rd, Winston, Georgia 30187.
Those desiring to do so may make donations In Memory of Elliot Craig Martin to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements 770-459-3694.
Elliot was a man of honor and such a trustworthy, friend to all! He will be sorely missed in the neighborhood! May he Rest In Peace and May God’s comfort be spread over his beloved family and little doggies too!
My most sincere sympathies to my cousin Angie. So sorry for your loss. Gina
Elliott was a fun loving and caring man who loved a good laugh, To Angelia and the family much Condolences keep the fun memories and he’ll be there always much love Roy and Tracy Dennard
Pop Martin You will be missed my brother, Gods Blessing to the family, Good and Caring Man, those church days, and basketball days. vincent cleveland upper marlboro, md
Elliot my brother you will be truly missed. You were like the big brother I never had. 30 years of good conversation, good times, and good friendship. There are no words I can say to express how I’m feeling. RIP my brother. Elton Battle
Heartfelt condolences to the Martin family from your former neighbors and childhood friends in Upper Marlboro, MD. We will miss you! RIP Elliot! ❤️ The Wedge Family
My Friend, My Brother, My Mentor… I will miss all the phone conversations, texts, Facebook communications but I will Always have the Memories. You have been a BIG part of my life for over 30 years… Simply… I LOVE YOU MB /G\ !!!
Elliot will be sorely missed. May days running reservists through their paces as I-I staff Charleston. Working on the mustangs and just general great camaraderie. Fair w8nds and folowing seas my friend. My deepest sympathies to the family. May God bless and keep you. Jason Joiner.
You will be missed deeply however God makes no mistakes and He said it is time for you rest eternal with Him. Our deepest condolences from the Morehouse NROTC Unit. Rest in Heaven forever the coolest MGySgt the USMC has ever had!
I am so saddened to hear the news of Elliot’s passing. He was so well respected here at Duluth High School and will long live in our memories.
Rest In Peace, my Masonic brother, fellow Marine, and most importantly my Friend. Hard to believe! Leonard Spain Master Gunnery Sergeant (Retired) Sons of Beaufort # 36
Without a doubt, Master Gunnery Sergeant Martin will always be my favorite teacher and mentor from my life. Though there were many aspects to the program I loved, getting to see and/or learn from him nearly every day in high school via the NJROTC program was something to look forward to. He went from instructor to father figure my sister and I, and he was someone I strived to make proud as he expected great things because he knew what I was capable of. During my time in the Navy so far, I have brought him up many times in the fond memories that led up to my decision to become a sailor. My heart is broken that I won’t get to see him again, but as memories about him return to me there is also a genuine smile on my face. <3
I will miss you old friend, you were like a brother to me.
Praying that God provides the strength needed to carry on without him. He will be missed! Condolences to the family.
I extend my prayers and sympathies to the Martin family. His life left an indelible impact on many he encountered. Semper Fidelis, Brother.
Rest easy my brother. God’s blessings.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Martin was not only an outstanding Marine, but an outstanding human being who truly made a difference in this world and I count it as a blessing and a privilege to have served with Him at Officers Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and to get to know the Man in retirement. His presence will truly be missed and to His Wife and the rest of His family, we pray God’s peace upon You all during this difficult time. GySgt. Spencer T. Horton USMC/Ret.
Rest In Peace my dear friend… Robin Crawford, Clinton MD
He was one of the few people on this Earth I considered a father figure. During high school (Years 2012-2016), he always pushed my sister and I to push past our limits and be the best we could be. Every day spent with him back in those days seems it was taken for granted now. All those days he worked to give us cadets the best experience and knowledge about not just the military, but life, I will never forget. I could write a novel about all the things he used to say and do that made every day in class brighter, but there’s a word limit so I can’t. But I’ll say now what I was hoping to have the chance to say when I came home from overseas duty: Thank you Master Gunnery Sergeant for everything and you are a rare diamond in a seas of jewels.
Sending heart felt love and sympathy to you Angelia and the entire Martin Family during this difficult time ! Blessings of strength to all ❤️🩹🙏🏽🙏🏽
Elliot was a caring man and he loved his wife Angelia. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathies to all the families involved.
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