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Nancy and Jim Mayo

Joyce, we are so disappointed to be away from you at this time. Know that we love you and are thinking about you every day. We will miss Cherie but take comfort that she is with her little blond headed girl enjoying a new kind of life freed from the burdens of her disease. May God give you the strength to endure this sorrow until you see her again.

Joyce Cherie Martin


Joyce Cherie Martin, 69, of Fernandina Beach, FL, lost her battle to cancer on July, 4 2023. She was born to parents Benjamin Wilson Martin Sr. and Joyce Martin Smith, on September, 6 1953 in Lyons, GA.

She graduated from Episcopal High School. She went on to study Field of Study at California Institute of Art and Design and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.

Cherie worked as an Artist for Number of Years and was known for her Sun Flower Paintings.

She was Intelligent, Kind, Loving and enjoyed Painting, Drawing, Walking, Classic Rock, Receiving Flowers and Comedy Shows.

She was preceded in death by her father Benjamin Wilson Martin Sr.

Cherie leaves behind her mother, Joyce Smith; a niece, Erin Zelin and her husband, Clayton Zelin; a grandniece, Cora Zelin; a sister, Michelle Martin; nephew, Berenger Baker; a brother, Ben Martin, Brother; a sister, Suzanne Martin; a nephew, Zach Ethari; a niece; Safia Ethari; and step-sisters, Sylvia Smith Adams and Cynthia Joyce Hollingsworth. .

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald, GA.


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