In Memory of Trevor Jamison Nelson:
On December 1, 2016, Heaven gained another angel in Trevor Jamison Nelson. Trevor was taken too soon from his beloved family and friends from a battle with heroin addiction. Trevor passed away at the age of 28 in Fuquay Varina, NC. He was the beloved son of Kevin Nelson of Durham, NC and Lynne Nelson of Fuquay Varina, NC and the brother of Brett Nelson of Cary, NC.
The family is kindly asking for Trevor’s family and loved ones to consider donating to the overdose prevention group North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC). NCHRC works on legal changes to reduce ODs and passes out the overdose reversal drug naloxone to law enforcement and people at risk of overdose and their families.
You can donate online by accessing our paypal page or donating through our paypal account (link here).
You can also donate by making a check out to:
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
4024 Barrett Dr.
Raleigh NC, 27609
Ron Martin 4/18/1960-5/15/2023
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Ronald Martin on May 15, 2023. He departed this world suddenly, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories.
Born on April 18, 1960, Ronald Martin was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a loving husband to Melanie and a devoted parent to Lauren and Jason. He was a pillar of strength and support, always putting the needs of his family first. Although many family members and friends lived great distances apart, he made a note of having almost daily conversations in order to stay current in their lives.
Ronald Martin lived a life filled with passion and dedication. He served the New York City Police Department for 22 years, rising to the rank of Detective Sergeant. He also served as a First Responder at Ground Zero. Prior to his passing, he was a Harm Reduction Law Enforcement Consultant for the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition for 11 years. He was extremely proud of his work training and assisting Police Officers in other agencies across the United States in the use and acceptance of Naloxone (NARCAN) – the drug used to treat overdoses in emergency situations. He and his associate, Tessie, were instrumental in the lobbying and passing of The Good Samaritan Law in North Carolina which prohibits the arrest and prosecution of any person who assists someone seeking medical attention at a healthcare facility for an overdose. Ronald’s tireless work ethic, unwavering integrity, and commitment to excellence served as an inspiration to many.
Beyond his professional life, Ronald had a wide range of interests and hobbies. In addition to his love of the Marvel Universe and DC Universe, he was an avid sports fan: his favorite teams being the New York Giants, the New York Knicks, and the New York Mets. Ronald served the community as a youth football coach for the All-American Football League and Brooklyn Skyhawks (Pop Warner) for more than 20 years. While studying at Columbia University, he became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The Core Values that were reinforced by his membership in this organization helped to further shape his sense of service to others.
Ronald had a kind and generous soul, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. His compassion knew no bounds, and he dedicated his time and resources to charitable causes close to his heart. He touched countless lives through his selflessness and unwavering support.
His loving family and friends will deeply miss Ronald. He is predeceased by his father Charlie; his mother Vernetta (Dolly); and his son Jason. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Melanie Martin; his daughter Lauren Martin; his brothers Charlie Martin and Gregory Martin, and a host of extended family members and friends. Those who were fortunate enough to know him will forever cherish his memory.
In Memory of Rene Pate:
January 21, 1970 – January 27, 2024
Karen René Tyndall Pate, 54, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning surrounded by her family.
René was born to Thelma Martin Rowe and Donald Tyndall both of Goldsboro.
Along with her parents, René is survived by her daughter, Savannah Pate, sons, Christian Pate and Landon Pate, step daughter, Brandy Pate Causey and husband Kenny, step son, Jami Pate and wife Pamela, brother, Christopher Tyndall, sister, Rhonda Davis, grandchildren, Kyleigh Ann Hernandez, Kanan Randy Pate Newberry, Rainey Charlotte Pate, Caroline Grey Pate, Ashton Brantley Pate, Kaylyn Breanne Causey, Kenneth “Brayden” Causey, Bryson Alexander Causey, Greyson Britt Causey, and her best friend Denise Jackson.
A funeral service will be Tuesday at 6:00 PM in Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Dr. Josh Whitfield and Rev Barry Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends and loved ones following the funeral in the fellowship hall.
A committal service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.