Mrs. Chrystine Coates Martin of Lynchburg formerly of South Boston passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at the Lynchburg Health and Rehab. She was born April 25, 1931 in Halifax County, VA and was 88 years old. She was the daughter of the late Elwood Coates and the late Gracie Powell Coates and was married to the late William T. Martin.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Millstone.

Mrs. Chrystine Coates Martin is survived by one granddaughter, Amanda Stone Thompson of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; one great-grandson, Gabriel Thompson of Oak Ridge; one sister, Dorothy Crews of Lynchburg; two brothers, Leroy Coates and wife Sylvia of New Kent and Lewis Coates and wife Barbara of Portsmouth; and a number of nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lois Stone; one sister, Barbara Coates; and one brother, Willie Lee Coates.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Millstone Cemetery with the Rev. Barry Fero officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service.

For memorials consider a charity of your choice.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, South Boston.