Celebrating the life of

Kaye Stafford Martin

Passed away on September 27, 2020

Kaye Stafford Martin

Kaye Stafford Martin, 78, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born October 5, 1941 in Claxton, GA to the late Durward and Georgia Tippins Stafford.  Mrs. Martin was a 1959 graduate of Savannah High School where she was a cheerleader during her junior and senior years, and also attended Armstrong College.  She was an active member of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church on Tybee Island where she was a part of a group of ladies that loved to sew, making many things such as Christening gowns, wall hangings, quilts, and decorating the church at Christmas.  She loved traveling for many years with the group to Myrtle Beach.  Mrs. Martin retired after many years of service from Darby Bank as a Mortgage Banker. 

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Jimmy L. Martin of Savannah, two sons, Andy Martin (Nita) of Tybee Island, and Matt Martin (Kelly) of Wilmington Island, also one brother, Ronald D. Stafford, and three grandchildren, Kayla Ann Martin, Hannah Eckert, and Steven Eckert, and many special cousins, nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her best friend since she was three years old, Annette Thompson, as well as countless other close friends from Trinity, and from her working career. 

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

The Funeral Service will be 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Sands Field Cemetery in Daisy, GA.

Special Thanks to Donna Wood and family for their love and care for Mrs. Martin.

Remembrances may be made to Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church,  P.O. Box 1203, Tybee Island, GA 31328.



We are so sad to be so far away and send all our love. Kaye will be missed by all her stitching friend - particularly her SATB family.

- Jan & Dougie Kerton, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

So very sorry for your loss. Kaye was a special person and I know that she will be missed by many. My heart goes out to the family. I send my love and prayers.

- Pam Weston, Sarasota, Florida

Kay is such a special angel now. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.


Matt and Kelly. Sorry for your loss. Hope you guys are doing well during this difficult time. Take Care

- Hugh, Sav, Ga

A candle has been lit!


- JOHN MELL, savannah, GA

Kaye was a very special lady. She will be missed. I’ll always remember the last time I was in a class with her and Annette at SATB. They had so much fun laughing. She was always smiling. Praying for you and your family.

- Debra Alexander, Brooklet , GA

Kay was definitely one of a kind. I loved sharing her laughter with Annette. I know she loved her friends and family and will be missed by many. So blessed our paths crossed and I got to know her through our sewing classes. Prayers for her family

- Katherine Jones , Statesboro, GA

We are so very sorry to hear of Kaye’s Passing. We remember lots of smiles and fun sewing with her at SATB . Lots of love and hugs. Kaye was such a gentle friend to many. She will be greatly missed.

- Willie Conway/ Beverly Clement , Pawleys Island, SC

I am so sorry to learn of Kaye’s passing. The last time I saw her was with Annette at church before COVID-19. I so admired her strength and enthusiasm that she lived with throughout her life including her times of illness. Kaye and Annette were both students of my Mother’s at Charles Ellis Elementary School, and Mother treasured their kindness to her during her retirement years at Tybee and within all church activities. I personally appreciated the love they showed to Mother during these years. Kaye was a beautiful person with such a kind soul. I pray that you will all treasure your happy memories of your times with her. I like to think that Mother has welcomed her with a big hug into heaven and they are enjoying singing in Heaven’s heavenly choir! With much sympathy and love,

- Ginger Price Masingill, Tybee Island, GA

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Kaye. She was a wonderful lady and I loved working with her in the Trinity Chapel Choir. I am praying for the family and friends.

- Justin Davis, Jasper, GA

Dear Jimmy and family we are very very saddened to hear of Kaye’ s death. We send our most sincere condolences to you all. We hold very found memories of you both and your most generous hospitality. Kaye and her laughter and sense of humour will stay in my memory and heart for ever. May flights of angels sing her to her rest.

- Helen and Ian Buckingham, Melbourne , Victoria, Australia.

Jimmy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on your loss. God blessed you both for the love both of you had for each other. May the Peace of the Lord be with you and your family. Richard M Geriner, Sr.

- richard geriner, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hold tight your memories and know she is in heaven and no longer in pain

- Carrie Traeger , Tybee Island , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

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