Martha Ann Petty, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, March 18, 2012. She was born in Botetourt County, VA on January 22, 1930, to the late Beluah and Sam Paschell.
Martha was a long time member of Central Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Joseph A. Keaton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raliegh Petty, sisters, Alberta Paige and Mary Lee Hairston, brothers, Sam Henry, June and Matthew Paschell.
Left to cherish her loving memory are her son, Rodney Jermone Petty (Jamie Penn); daughter, Beverly Ralene Petty, all of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Jermeka D. Petty and Sarah Petty, both of Roanoke, Yassmeem R. Keen, Amhad Petty and Celine Petty, all of Martinsville; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces, Carolyn Whittington and Elizabeth Wade, both of Roanoke; a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Central Baptist Church, 1502 Staunton Avenue NW, Roanoke, with the Rev. Joseph A. Keaton officiating. Interment will be in Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Body Camp. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Central Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.