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Virginia Highlands Community College Higher Education Center (SWVA Higher Education Center)
Saturday May 8th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Denise Lynn Martin Repass


Denise Lynn Martin Repass, age 56, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at Ballad Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn. surrounded by family and friends.

Denise was a Respiratory Therapist for 33 years and had worked as a Liaison for Encompass Health for the last 5 years. She and her husband Michael had been a couple for 25 years, and loved to travel, enjoying antique shows and making many “antique friends”. But most of all, Denise loved her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Martin; mother, Della Meadows; and step-father, Walter Meadows.

Denise is survived by her husband, Michael Repass, of Abingdon, Va.; children, Halee Repass of Abingdon, Va., Keisha Carter of Bristol, Tenn., Brandon Repass of Greenville, Tx., and Jaxson Repass of the home; brothers, Danny Martin (Wayne Drummond) of Atlanta, Ga., Ernie Martin (Patty) of Gallion, Oh.; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Etta Carter of San Antonio, Tx.; brothers-in-law, Jody Repass (Tina) of Franklin, In., and Jeff Repass (Barbara) of Bandero, Tx.; grandchildren, Ty Deltoro, CC Deltoro, Jesslyn Coleman and Austin Repass; several nieces and nephews; special niece and nephew, Heather Mares and Jason Repass; special friends, Aliesa Huffman, Deirdre Frazier, Carl and Angela Scott, Michael and Lisa Bare, Linda McGlothlin, Gregory and Debbie Frye, Donna Ostimyer, Donna Smith, Mike Ringley, Candie Moore, Grandel and Carol Potter, Rick Fitzgerald, and Allen and Angie Horton.

Special thanks to Aliesa Huffman, Karen Roe, Deirdre Frazier, Shannon Hankes and many more family and friends for all the extra care given to Denise; and the staff of Ballad Hospice House. If we failed to mention your name, we apologize, but she carried you all in her heart every day.

A Celebration of Denise’s life will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Virginia Highlands Community College Higher Education Center (Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center), 1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, Va. 24210. Family and friends are asked to follow the COVID-19 Safety & Social Distancing Guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ballad Health Foundation, Attn: Hospice House, 1019 W. Oakland Ave. Suite 2, Johnson City, TN 37604 or online at www.balladhealth.org.

To share memories of Denise Lynn Martin Repass, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Denise’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Denise was my cousin on my mom's side and saw her at a family reunion after years of not seeing her. Rest in peace my dear cousin you will be missed.

Kate Bockelman May 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Martin Repass

Kate Bockelman May 15 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and Jaxson, I know yout lives have been shattered by the loss of Denise, life will never be the same but we have good memories to help us through. She was taken from us to soon but I am grateful for knowing that firey red head she was a joy to be around. I'm only a call away if I can help you anyway . Love you guys.

Donna Thomas Ostermeyer May 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Martin Repass

Donna Thomas Ostermeyer May 6 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Denise's passing. I worked with Denise off and on for many years and I loved her fiery personality. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Anderson May 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Martin Repass

Rhonda Anderson May 3 2021 12:00 AM

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