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Donna Martin

Donna Lee "Grandma" Martin

Monday, January 8th, 1945 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Donna Lee Martin
January 8, 1945 - April 26, 2020
Donna Lee Martin, 75, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Sunday. Donna was one of thirteen children, born to the late William and Issabel (Belanger) Miller. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be remembered for her big heart and matching big smile, her strength, humility, and spunk. She cherished the family that she raised, and was rarely seen without her beloved grandchildren. Although she could be outspoken at times, she was fondly known as “Grandma” by all who knew and loved her, and she would offer her wisdom and guidance, and what she saw as the truth to those around her. Her interests included cooking, especially for her family, TV Westerns, talking on the phone and traveling, even if it was just to the grocery store or taking the kids out for ice cream.
Her husband, Leonard Martin had predeceased her. Survivors include her children, Paul (Katherine) Bailey, Adrian Loomis, Gidget Bailey, Sarah McCleery, John Bailey, Bill Bailey, and Alfred Bailey; her grandchildren, Michael (Chantel) Bailey, Sharon (Robert) Jamison, Samuel House, Jr., Jason House, Brittany (Khalid) Richardson, Christopher Bailey, Sr., Rebecca Greene, Kevin McCleery, Ann Keslsey, Jane Keslsey, and Kristie Parker; her great-grandchildren, Anthony Brown, Jr., Jahleel Brown, Naomi-Lynn House, Michael Bailey, Jr., Kaleb Jamison, Leanna Bailey, Christopher Bailey, Jr. and Raheem Richardson, all who reside in Syracuse and Michael Matthew and Riley McCleery, all who reside in Florida; her three sisters; her brother; her lifelong friend, Roberta Cole and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In Donna’s World, no one was to be left behind, and she spent her life going out of the way to help others. She will live on. Legends live forever!
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Allison Henry

Posted at 03:35pm
I have known Grandma for the past 20 years & she was always the kindest, caring & most honest woman. Forever in our hearts Grandma.
Love, Allison, AJ & Rogun
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Nancy Powers

Posted at 08:47am
Ive known u for many yrs and u always had that precious smile on ur pretty face ur gone but u will never be forgotten may u rip I"ve always had the ut most respect for u has a very good and respectful friend so may u rip til we meet again on the other side

Shay Jamison

Posted at 08:35pm
Grandma you my world and I thank you so much for the 33yrs you Gave me. We are all blessed to have a wonderful women like you raise us. You know I workship the ground you walked on. For everything you have done for me and my boys, I’m forever I’m debt to you. I love you my Queen
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kathy pugh n kids

Posted at 01:55pm
my heart n prayers are with your family .. fly high like the angel you are..
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Cassandra mccleery

Posted at 11:30am
We went to New York through hurricane Irma and she was there with open arms to meet her grandchildren. Whenever we would Facebook she always talked to rylee. Always a smile on her face and surrounded by her family in New York. She will be missed by many some who really didn't know her but knew she cared and loved them anyways. Rest in peace and you will be remembered by many for your family morals, smile,and compassion to anyone who needed it.
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