Julius “Stackz” Martin, 36, of Nelson County, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022. Julius was born on April 15, 1986 and leaves to cherish in his memory, his mother Cassandra F. Crews and stepdad Robert Crews; children, Carina J. Martin (Charlotte) and Jacobi M. Martin (Jessica); two sisters, Tiffany Martin and Ashley Thompson; one brother Jonathan Martin (Quintin); two step sisters, Rhonda Crews and Josephine Crews; one step brother, Dewayne Crews; a special aunt but mother at heart, Joyce Newsome (Wesley); aunt Leona Benn; uncles, Chester Ferguson (Cheryl), Dalton Ferguson (Gloria) Herman Ferguson (Margaret) ; nephews, Demarius Martin, Cristian Thompson, Corbyn Thompson, and Cairo Thompson; nieces, Miracle Martin and Camari Thompson. Julius is predeceased by his grandparents, Mittie Diggs Ferguson and Langley Ferguson; one Aunt Anna Webb.
Julius graduated from Nelson County High School and went on to attend Virginia State University.
Growing up Julius was very passionate about his sports and teams. Julius grew up in Nelson County playing on the football team through graduation. Julius earned the honor of all state and all conference, gaining these earned Julius a scholarship to VSU to follow his dream. Julius’ love for football lead him to a scholarship to Virginia State University to continue his dream.
Julius often wanted peopled to see himself as the alpha male constantly challenging his Uncle Dalton and Brother Jonathan for strong man of the family. So many would not have known he had a kinder, caring, and funny side. Julius enjoyed making jokes and poking fun at no harm.
Julius was inspired to be a rapper and performer creating his own music he wrote some local hits, that he and his friends promoted very strategically. Julius never gave up on his career or dreams, just moved beyond some and made more. Julius had dreamed of creating his own business and making his stance in the trucking world. Julius worked long tireless hours to continue to make his end meet. When Julius wasn’t out on the road, he enjoyed his time with his family and friends. Julius was a gloating father that was inseparable with his kids. Julius often referring to his daughter Carina as his queen and Jacobi, his son, as “lil stick man”.
A celebration of life service for Julius will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 11:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church, Lovingston. Interment will follow in White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Arrington.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family. To view Calvary Baptist Church’s livestream, click here.