Maxine Whiteside Martin
Friday 12th of March 1937 - Thursday 19th of January 2023
Maxine Whiteside Martin, widow of John E. Martin, Sr. was born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina on March 12, 1937 and died in Lexington, Kentucky on January 19, 2023. Her parents were Clarence L. Whiteside and Ella Mae Ensley Whiteside. She was a graduate of Berea College. She taught elementary school in the Fayette County School System in the 1960’s at Old Picadome and at Mary Todd.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Bryan Station Chapter and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. A resident of Lexington, she often spent her winters at her home in North Palm Beach, Florida.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her son John E. Martin, Jr. (W. Gay Reading) of Lexington, daughters Renee Martin Summerlin of Lexington, and Michelle Martin of North Palm Beach, Florida; her grandchildren William Summerlin (Lesley) of Port St. Richey, Florida, Robert Summerlin of Lexington, and Elizabeth Sisk (Tyler) of Lexington; great-grandchildren Marley and Madison Summerlin and Margaret and Kathleen Sisk; sister Brenda Potts (Robert); brothers Clarence Whiteside (Kathy), Robert Whiteside (Sherry), Ronnie Whiteside (Loretta), and Darrell Whiteside (Jane); sister-in-law Jean Harkleroad (Ellis) of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her beloved son-in-law William Summerlin of Lexington, and a brother Cecil Ledford.
Services will be held at Milward Funeral Directors, 159 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 with a visitation to begin at 10:30am and a funeral service to follow at 11:00am followed by a committal service at the Lexington Cemetery. Clergy from Christ Church Cathedral will officiate.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (form online).
Mae Mae and Doug Gabbertsays
John, Sending love and prayers to you, Gay and all your family.. and will be thinking of you all. love, Mae Mae and Doug
Maxine was a great friend too me and one that will never be forgotten when I first met her I said too myself that this lady is a friend for life. my loving thoughts go out too all family members and all that knew here may she Rest In Peace Love Frances
Maxine will certainly be missed by all who loved her! She was a beautiful lady both inside and out. My prayers go out to her family and friends.