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Rochelle "Boodlum" Martin Smith

November 5, 1938 — January 26, 2021

Rochelle "Boodlum" Martin Smith

Rochelle “Boodlum” Martin Smith of Saxe, VA passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 26, 2021.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on November 5, 1938 and was 82 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Emmett Venable Martin and the late Nellie Duffey Martin.


She was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church.  Rochelle was and will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother.


Rochelle “Boodlum” M. Smith is survived by:

Her Daughters

Sherry S. Green and husband Bill of Randolph

Terry S. Klein and husband Gary of Red Oak

Three Grandchildren

Kristopher Klein (Jordan) of South Hill

Kaitlin Klein of Red Oak

Danielle Potter (Dustin) of South Boston

Five Great Grandchildren

Camden Klein, Cailee Klein, Callan Klein, Everly Potter, and Peyton Potter

One sister

Ruth M. Moore of Richmond

One Niece

Michelle M. Muncy of Monroe, NC


***Preceded in death by***

One Brother, Gilbert Kenneth Martin


A private graveside service will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Pastor Allen Murphy officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we recommend wearing face masks and practice social distancing.


The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside.


For memorials, please consider Providence Presbyterian Cemetery Fund, 8221 Coles Ferry Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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