February 13, 1958 ~ February 10, 2022

Born in: Hartford, CT
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Anthony Donnell Martin, son of Charlie Martin Jr. and the late Edna LaPorte, was born Thursday, February 13, 1958, in New York City, New York and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. AD traveled many roads, one of which led him into the U.S. Armed Services. He took pride in the skills and accomplishments gained during his service as a Marine. As a U.S. Armed Forced Veteran, he was monumental in advocating for Veteran support. AD devoted the latest years of his life serving the community through Recovery Café Indy. He was also a devoted member at Unity Church where he played a vital role in building a partnership between the two to further implement community outreach initiatives. He completed his education at Martin University where he recently re-enrolled to continue furthering his education. He took pride in his many certifications and awards and always seemed to want to keep learning and sharing his knowledge. AD was known for his artistic and culinary passion. Many close friends and family members could count on him to bring light to the atmosphere of any room he entered.

AD departed this walk of life on Thursday, February 10, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana following illness. He is preceded in death by his mother, Edna LaPorte of Hartford, Connecticut; daughter, Rachel Martin of Chadbourn, North Carolina; sister Sheila Berry of Bridgeport, Connecticut; grandfather, Charlie Martin Sr. of Whiteville, North Carolina.

He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to his Daughters, Adrienne Martin of Salem, Virginia; Miranda Martin of Greensboro, North Carolina; Sons: Gene Martin of Clarksville, Tennessee, Allen Martin and Aaron Martin of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sisters: Charlene Deadwyler of Hartford, Connecticut, Ravon Geathers and Jamail Piggott of Whiteville, North Carolina; Brother, Reginald Berry of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other family members, close friends and extended family of Recovery Café & Unity Church.

We ask that you continue to keep our family in prayer but also that you remember AD for the light be brought to each of our hearts!

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Always…You’ll always be in my heart and spirit. Thank you for all the ways you showed your love! I will miss you so much!❤️ You did well Daddy!

  3. Rest In Peace, cuz.
    I will cherish our last conversations where you still was telling jokes, sharing childhood memories and catching up. Love you.

  4. Rest In Peace
    I will cherish the conversations we had, the laughter, remembering childhood pranks, words of encouragement and catching up.
    Love ya cuz,

  5. “Poured out Like Wine” , the apostle Paul rejoices in Phi 2:17 in his services to God’s people in spite of what he is dealing with. I see your joy and dedication in those you have dedicated your time and energies toward. You always had that desire to be a part of a cause greater than yourself and you have achieved just that. You taught me that hymnal’ “Poured Out Like Wine” when we met and I am encouraged in my spirit seeing it yet alive in your life.

    Shirley Martin

  6. I like grew up with Don, we attended school together in Suffield CT. I can’t believe he’s gone. I remember him so well on our first day of school they took a picture of us, he also was very artistic and loved the Jackson five (our little Michael). Don was very well liked in school and our bus #21. I will continue to have my memories of him. Sorry for your loss but we will always have our cherished memories. God bless.

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