Deborah Martin

June 9, 1956 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 61)

Deborah Lynn Martin, age 61, resident of Memphis, departed this life Sunday afternoon, February 18, 2018 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville.

Ms. Martin was born June 9, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Memphis State University and was employed as a radiological technician and lymphedema therapist. She held a variety of interests in literature and the arts. She was a faithful servant of The Lord and an active supporter of animal rescue organizations, MIFA and WKNO. Ms. Martin enjoyed reading, cooking, knitting and genealogy.

Ms. Martin is survived by her husband, Charles E. Monaghan, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; her father, Billy G. Martin of Ripley, TN; her mother, Kathryn Finch Swicord of Franklin, TN; two brothers, Michael Martin (Fran) of Ripley, TN, Dennis Martin (Judith Ammons) of Brighton, TN; her sister, Barbara Layden (Scott) of Franklin, TN; three nephews, Josh Martin of Ripley, TN, Brian Smith (Sumner) of Nashville, TN, Nicholas Smith of Franklin, TN; her niece, Aliyuh Martin of Ripley, TN; and a host of loving cousins.

Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, and funeral service at noon at Collierville United Methodist Church Sanctuary on the Square at 104 N. Rowlett, Collierville, Tennessee.  A light repast will follow in the church hall on the Collierville Square.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017 or to the animal rescue charity of the donor’s choice.

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