MURIEL JEAN MARTIN, went to her heavenly home on April 25, 2021 to join her loving husband of 66 years, William Edward Martin. Jean was born October 26, 1932 in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Roy and Bertie Thacker. Also preceding her in death was one sister, Myrtie Thacker Frazier; three brothers, Robert “Bobby” Thacker, Teddy Thacker, and Curtis Thacker; and one son-in-law Gregg Fry. Jean was a faithful member of Garrett’s Creek Community Church, and was employed at Perdue’s Shoe Store for 25 years.
She is survived by one sister, Viola Bentley; five daughters, Nancy Jean Fry (Randy) of Wayne, Linda Fay Merritt (Stanley) of Wayne, Mary Ann Williams (Dave) of Lavalette, W.Va., Glenna Sue Griggs (Rolley Pyles) of Barboursville, W.Va., and Edwina Gail Fry of Wayne; 13 grandchildren, Gary Fields (Lindsey), Linda Marie Railey (Scott), Samuel Wallace, James Wallace (Christine), Isaiah Merritt (Courtney), Levi Merritt (Sara), Carson Williams (Jennifer), Tyler Williams, Uriah Stephens (Sara), Cory Griggs, Brittany Hill (James), Bradley Parsons (Brandon), and Chandler Fry; 14 great-grandchildren with 2 more expected.
When it came to her grandchildren, she always made sure they were fed, having fun and she loved them dearly. Jean enjoyed her job in sales and making friends in the community. After retiring she enjoyed swinging on the front porch and waving at the neighbors. In her younger years, when she was not gardening, she was a passionate seamstress. Her quick wit and entertaining personality deemed her the nickname ‘Mean Jean’. We will miss our extraordinarily comical and perfect hearted ‘Mean Jean.’ We would like to thank all her caregivers including the staff at Grayson Assisted Living.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother John Fry officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey - Martin Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.
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