Kimberly Genell Martin, 42, was called home on October 9, 2023.
Kimberly is survived by her mother Deliah Forbes, and her stepfather Ray Forbes; her children Rachael Hamilton and Caden Martin. Forever remembered by her sisters Stephanie Whitten, Trina Martin, and Angela Martin; and brother Rodney Forbes. She was also blessed with an abundance of loving family members and friends that will always cherish her memory.
She is preceded in death by her father, Richard Martin, and one grandmother.
Kim was born October 8, 1981, in Fort Worth Texas. She attended high school in Ten Mile, Tennessee and completed a Polysomnography program at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee. She worked as a sleep technician for 22 years; she was committed to her career and took pride in caring for other people. Most of her work colleagues were lifelong friends. Everywhere she went she was loved by so many.
Words cannot describe the love she had for her children. They were her driving force and the reason she fought for her life for so long.
Kim was known best for her kind, generous heart, and the compassion she had for everyone around her. She had a smile that would light up the room. She was passionate about her family and looked forward to every moment she could spend with them.
Kimberly's life would seem too short to many, but those of us that were blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence and the impression she left on our hearts, by far exceed the time she stayed here.
Her friends and family are invited to share happy memories and celebrate Kimberly's life in the way she would want to be remembered - as a loving and caring woman who loved life.
I am free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following paths God made for me
I took his hand I heard him call
Then turned, and bid farewell to all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to sing, to play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found my peace... at close of play
And if my parting left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened... deep with sorrow
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full I've savored much
Good friends, good times
A loved one's touch
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with grief
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wants me now... He set me free.