Elizabeth "Betsy" Anne Martin

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Elizabeth Anne (Betsy) Martin passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2022 at the age of 63, with family members at her side. Betsy was born on August 5, 1959 in Pensacola, Florida at the Naval Hospital to parents Judith A. Martin and Frank B. Martin, JR. Betsy was preceded in death by her father, Frank B. Martin Jr. and her brother, Frank B. Martin III. She is survived by her mother, Judith A. Martin, sister, Amy Martin Smith, daughter, Elsie Caroline Martin, and grandson, Maxwell Prince Cayce, nieces Maggie Shipley and Catie Shipley, nephew Joseph Martin, uncle Ronald E. James, and cousins David James, Peggy James, John James and their families. Betsy spent the first 8 years of her life in Melbourne, Florida and moved to Signal Mountain, Tennessee in 1967. She attended Signal Mountain schools then graduated from Red Bank High School in 1977. After a few years living in Iowa, Betsy and her young daughter moved back to Signal Mountain. In 1987 she obtained her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing with honors from Chattanooga State alongside her sister. Her 35 year nursing career began in Augusta, Ga. where she worked in the neonatal intensive care unit and later transitioned to long term care. The peak of her career was serving as the Director of Nursing for Life Care Center of Red Bank. Betsy was active in the Signal Mountain community. She served on the board of the Signal Mountain Small Business Association, the SM Playhouse where she also helped create props, and was a lifelong member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. In 2017 she earned the certificate in Education for Ministry (EfM) through The University of the South School of Theology. This certification enhanced the care she could offer her beloved patients and also helped to instill her strong faith in her grandson Max. The family would like to graciously thank all nurses and staff at Life Care Center of Red Bank for providing unconditional love and care to Betsy during her time there. To the many friends who sent their love and prayers during her illness, we are forever grateful. A funeral service followed by a reception in the parish hall will be held at 11 a.m. on December 3, 2022 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377. In lieu of flowers, please consider participating in or a donation to The Parkinson’s Foundation (, Coombs Outdoors (, or St. Timothy’s Outreach ( Arrangements have been entrusted to Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975

Published November 27, 2022