Carmen Maria Roman Martinez

July 4, 1918 - March 17, 2015

07/04/1918 - 03/17/2015

Carmen Maria Roman Vega Martinez, beloved Mami and Abuela passed away in the loving arms of her daughter, Socorro “Sukie” Martinez Bailey, as she laid next to her on March17th.She was born on July 4th, 1918 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico to Emilio and Beatriz Roman.Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband.Jose, beloved son, Edward “Eddy”, her loving son-in-law, David Bailey and her six siblings; Teresa, Manuel, Alberto, Ernesto, Americo and Gilberto.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by her three grandsons, Ashley Martinez, Dr.Justin Martinez and David Bailey., granddaughter-in-law, Jade Martinez, great grandchildren, Ryder and Story Martinez, cousin, Angie Sullivan , niece Myrta Roman, nephews, Gilbert, Manuel, and Angel Roman; and daughter-in-law, Angela Martinez. We are all grateful to have had such a beautiful, caring, loving , and fun woman in our lives.She was a pillar of strength for her daughter.She was a devout Catholic , a former secretary, a past member of the Moose Lodge, a Pink Lady volunteer at DePaul Hospital, and an ardent supporter of St.Jude.The family is grateful for wonderful care and loving support provided by the Sentara Nursing Center in Chesapeake and the Medi Home Health and Hospice team.Special loving thanks to Sharon Reid, Sentara CNA, and Nelia Macasaet, dear adoptive family member, for sharing in our beloved ‘s final moments, Christina Pennington, Hospice RN for the special gift and Mary Jo Packert for visiting weekly to bring the Holy Eucharist and prayers with love and devotion.

The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, April 11th at 11am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Cedar Road, officiated by Father Romeo D. Jazmin.Interment will be at the Albert B. Horton Cemetery at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.Arrangements are under the wonderful care of Altmeyer Funeral Home.Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Anna Marie Alfier
8 years ago

Dear Sukie and Family,

I am a friend from the past. Your brother Eddy and I were good friends and I remember your mom was the rock for all of you. My condolences go out to you and the family at this time of sympathy. Please remember I will keep you all in my prayers and remember mom is n a better place with our Lord and Savior.


Anna Marie Alfier

Javier Santiago Vale
8 years ago

Encomendamos al Padre Celestial que acoja en su presencia el alma de Carmin y reconforte en la Fe de la Resurrección a sus amigos y familiares más cercanos, son los deseos de Víctor, Rita y Javier.

Mary Packert
8 years ago

I will miss her smile and love. I enjoyed bringing her Communion and treats every week. Taught me a little Spanish while visiting her. She kept us on our toes, checking out clothes & jewelry. She became another Mother/Grandmother during these 8 years. In many ways she was an inspiration to me. She will always be in my prayers.

Myrta Roman
8 years ago

Mi querida Sukita, al leer el obituario vinieron a mi mente los mas bellos recuerdos de mi amada tia, los momentos que disfrutamos con ella y las tantas veces que nos hizo reir. Asi la recordaremos siempre: alegre, vivaracha, cariñosa, sincera, comica, inteligente, con su gracioso acento y siempre bella. La tia, que yo, de niña, queria imitar. A escondidas me media su ropa, admiraba su porte, su peinado, su manera de ser. SU DON DE GENTE! Titi te quise mucho y se, que tu a nosotros. Nos veremos en la eternidad. Nunca te olvidaremos, estaras en mis oraciones siempre Titi Carmin!!! QEPD!!! Sabes, querida primita, que nunca estaras sola. Te adoro, eres mi hermanita menor. Confiemos en la Resureccion que Nuestro Señor nos promete, AMEN!!! Dios te bendiga por la gran hija que fuiste!!! Dios nuestro Señor te premiara con grandes bendiciones…LOVE YOU!!!!

Angel y Gertry
8 years ago

Nuestro mas sincero pésame para ti Suckie. Siempre recordaremos a titi Carmín como fué en vida con nosotros, sus comentarios, sus bromas que nos hacían reir. Demosle gracias a DIOS por tenerla con nosotros en una larga vida terrenal. Que descanse en paz. Amen

Jerry Campbell
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Take care.

Christy Pennington
8 years ago

Suki it was truly my honor. You too are a pillar of strength to everyone around you. I thank you for all you do. God Bless!!!

Sharon Reid
8 years ago

Sukie I will miss my Momma so much she always made me smile. She would call and say Momma Lola come here an when I get there. I would ask what do you need she say nothing in her big smile and laugh. I will miss you so much Sukie your like a sister to me from another mother lol.

Pam Beamon
8 years ago


I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know how much you loved her. Nothing can take the pain of losing a mom away but just know that one day you will spend eternity with her and there will be no more sickness or sorrow. I love you so much, Sukie!


Carolyn Peebles
8 years ago

Sukie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I never met her but I know she was a special person. We know that she is not suffering any more and is at peace. You will see her again one day and what a day of rejoicing that will be. Blessings to you my friend.

Caesar Judd
8 years ago

Sukie,sorry to hear about the loss of your mother she was a very loving and caring individual and will be missed. I’am the guy who cut her grass when she lived in VA Beach.