Martha M. Solomon

FREDERICKSBURG—Martha Matilda Solomon died September 30, 2020, at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond after a brief battle with COVID-19.

She was born November 25, 1961, to the late Willie Moe Livingstone and Fernell Naught Brown in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She was educated in Brooklyn Public Schools and graduated from Sarah J. Hale High School in 1979. She studied criminal justice at John Jay College.

Martha moved to Virginia in the mid-1980s and was employed at Mary Washington Hospital Center and its affiliated organizations. She also was the author of Christmas in Da Hood and Life as a Ghetto Child.

She was preceded in death by sons, Carlton Jr. and Samuel Solomon; twin grandbabies; her parents, Willie Moe Livingstone and Fernell Naught Livingstone; and siblings, Angila Rhone, Willie Moe Livingstone Jr., Rhonda Livingstone and Thruston Livingstone.

She is survived by her children, Sheree Solomon, Chearonn Solomon of Fredericksburg, Christopher Solomon of Charlotte, N.C., and Rachel-her Shirley Emma of Woodbridge; grandchildren, Sarah and Eli Doyle of Warrenton; former spouse, Carlton Solomon of Woodbridge; sister, Fernell White of Culpeper; and brother, Treadon Livingstone of Fernadina Beach, Fla.

A celebration of life service was held October 24 at Mulberry Baptist Church, Farnham.