Lawrence Bernard Martin

September 10, 1948 - June 22, 2020

09/10/1948 - 06/22/2020

Past Services

Friday July 03, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

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.

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Tisha & the Brooks family
2 years ago

My sincere and heart felt condolences to the family. Praying God continues to give you daily strength and reminds you of the sweetest memories of your loved one.
Prayer of comfort from Psalms 23:4
“Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.”

Yolanda Stoner
2 years ago

I send hugs to you all. Mr. Bernard was a dear friend to my mom Ann Stoner. They worked at Norfolk Community Hospital for years. I look for him walking all the time but haven’t seen him. I will always love you because you loved my family and everyone you met. Thank you and Rest my friend.

Bonnie & Ricky Smith
2 years ago

We are so terribly sorry for your loss, he was such a sweet gentle soul. We were so blessed to have known him.

Sis. Fowler (Enoch Baptist Church)
2 years ago

Family, Condolences and prayers for comfort during your hours of grief.

Tina Griffin
2 years ago

Sleep peacefully Uncle Bernard. I love you and I’m going to miss you.