November 16, 1946 ~ June 20, 2019

Born in: Portland , OR
Resided in: ,

Edward Dean Martin was born on November 16, 1946 in Portland, OR to, Johnny Lee Martin and Rozelle Hines Martin. He was the fifth of 11 children born. Edward’s siblings, Clyde Russell, LaVern Bell, Estella Davis, Rita Peaches, Johnny Lee Martin, Jr, Gail Marie Johnson, Asunte Martin and Tim Martin remember Edward’s large heart,that had a special hiding place for all those he loved.

Edward moved to Denver, CO in 1965 he met and married Mildred Stevenson. Edward had a child from a previous relationship; Antonya Ivester who blended into the family with her three siblings born to their union; LaForest Martin, Antionette Spencer and Stacie Colebert.

Edward was a chef by trade and worked for Rossi’s and Deno’s 6&85 for over 40 years. They will remember him as a dependable and dedicated worker with a lot of endurance.

Eddie was a caring, kind and loving man who loved talking and joking with people. But when he was serious, he meant business. He loved watching old western movies, football, basketball, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune while waiting to eat dinner. His favorite food to eat was old fashioned glazed doughnuts which most of the time would spoil his appetite before dinner was served.

Eddie loved to work on cars and run to all the junkyards for car parts. He also loved listening to music and sitting in his Toyota eating his chocolate frosty with a big smile, loving life. You could always find him somewhere around the garage admiring the sun and nature.

Edward Dean Martin departed this great life on June 20, 2019, in Denver, CO. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers. Those left to cherish his precious memories include his beloved and dear wife, Mildred Martin of Denver, CO; His children, Antonya (Renault) Ivester, Aurora, CO; Laforest Darnell (Artisha) Martin, Denver, CO; Antionette (David) Spencer, Denver, CO; Stacie (T.C.) Colebert, Parker, CO; his precious mother in law Clara Jean Brown, of Denver, CO; two brothers Clyde Russell of San Antonio, TX; Timothy Martin of Tx, Johnny Lee Martin, Denver, CO; four sisters LaVern Bell, Estella Davis, all of Denver; Rita A Peaches of Muskogee, OK and Gail M. (Franklin) Johnson of Monticello, AR and Asunte Martin of TX; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.


Visitation: July 1, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: July 2, 2019 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: July 2, 2019 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. Daddy, this is so very very hard for me to digest. I never thought you’d leave me😭. But I know you fought like a Soulja and you won!!!!!
    I am glad I had the opportunity to be with you as the fight was coming to an end, I feel comfort in being able to sing to you😭 as I watched your body movements and the attempt to rotate your head as I was singing to you made me feel unexplainable peace. Daddy I know a part of me has gone with you. I may never feel whole again, but I will continue to make you proud of your first born. You rest now daddy, no more pain, no more limitations. You now are with your savior.
    I will miss you so very very much
    Gone but never ever forgetting my Super Hero Edward D. Martin (daddy)
    Your eldest Antonya Martin Ivester

  2. I got the best dad in the whole entire world of life I love you for every there’s a piece of me missing now but now he is resting and no suffering and will be missed I love you dad your son Knox’s 😢

  3. Thank you God for allowing Mr. Edward Martin to share his life and love with me. Thank you for allowing him to ask ME for MY shoes to demonstrate during his transition from Earth to Glory that he is at PEACE according to the armor of God found in Ephesians 6:15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of PEACE.” I love you from everlasting to everlasting.

  4. My sincere condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  5. My dad the one I will always adore my heart is broken that you’re not here you will always be with me in my heart. You fought so hard to the end like a strong person that you were. I’m glad that I was there for you to the end now you are at peace no more pain. Our time together watching football, basketball, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune will never be the same. I’ll miss hearing you calling me smoky. I will always love you and I will see you again in that lovely paradise earth. Dad I want to thank you for all the love, guidance and laughter throughout the years I feel so blessed to take the journey of life together with you. There will never be another you I will truly miss you dad. Dad I love you so much.💕💕😢😘

  6. You wasn’t my grandpa you was more my dad and ima miss you like crazy! You taught me everything I know and ima do all the right things for you! Ima stay focus like you always told me and I’m keep your legacy going! I love you… your grandson mike!

  7. My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Martin. Always remember & feel the words found at Psalms 34:18 that tell us “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit (or “are discouraged”).” He also promises us in his Word “…..that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”~Acts 24:15 May these words bring comfort to your heart and help you to heal.

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