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Lawrence Bernard Martin

September 10, 1948 - June 22, 2020

Lawrence Bernard Martin (affectionately called “Dinner Man”) passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born September 10, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia to Floyd and Mary Martin.

In addition to being predeceased by his parents, Lawrence was predeceased by two brothers: Nathaniel Martin and Floyd R. Martin; three sisters: Laura Grace Martin, Arlene L. Griffin and Dorothy R. Willis.

Left to cherish his memory are one daughter: LaTonja Halsel (Timothy); three grandchildren: Jennissa Johnson, McKinley Bailey and Timothy Halsel II; two great-grandchildren: Oliviah’ Marie Johnson and Maurice’ Azariah Johnson; three siblings: Clyde L. Martin, Rodney R. Martin and Edna C. Reid; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, 23462. We ask that guests please wear masks and practice social distancing.

We pray for the comfort and courage to face the days ahead, and to keep his memory alive in your hearts.

Please consider making a contribution to Lawrence Bernard Martin’s memorial fund to support his family during this time of grieving a beloved father, brother, uncle and friend. With gracious warmth, the family wishes to thank you for considering to contribute to his funeral arrangements – any amount it sincerely appreciated. Please click the Donate button below.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 3, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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