|A funeral service for Thelma Clarkson Martin, 87 , of Columbia will be held 3:00 pm Monday December 21, 2015 at New Life Baptist Church, 2825 Ashland Road, Columbia SC 29210, with Pastor John Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Mrs. Martin passed away Friday December 18, 2015 at Palmetto Health Baptist, Parkridge. She was born in Charlotte, NC and was the daughter of the late Robert and Annie Clarkson. Mrs. Martin was a member of New Life Baptist Church, the American Legion, Gold Star Mothers and had retired from Springs Industries.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her children, Luther V. Keene, Shiela K. (Reggie) Bush and Donna M. Keene; former daughter in law, Ann Marie Branham; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, James Martin, Jr., son, Gerald Brice Keene; brothers, Luther, Frank and Bryce Clarkson, sister, Juanita Fox and great grandson, Silas.