Elizabeth “Liz” Martin Poulnot, a loving, faith-filled, and kind soul, passed away on May 3, 2023, at Westside Terrace in Dothan, Alabama. Born on February 10, 1930, in New Brockton, Alabama, Liz was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who touched the lives of many with her joyful spirit and unwavering faith.
Liz was preceded in death by her beloved husband, LTC James O. Poulnot, her parents, Elma and Collis Martin, her sister, Annie Jean Martin Mann, her brother, James (Pete) Martin, and her son, Chris Poulnot. She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Mixson Hall and husband, Gary Hall, and Pam P. Smith and husband, Rick Smith. Liz was a proud and loving grandmother to Lyndsey (Wesley) Clark, Tanner Clark and wife Amber, Shanna S. Maxwell and husband, John, Jonathan Smith and wife Chancy, Laura (Kenny) Hall, David Hall, Christopher Poulnot, and Matthew Poulnot. She also leaves behind a host of cherished great-grandchildren, special nieces, Jeanna Mann Quattlebaum and husband, Russell, Sally Martin, Linda Martin, and Lisa (John) Gillespie, as well as special nephews, Shann Mann and Tony (Kelli) Powell. Liz was also blessed with sister-in-law Helen Powell and husband, Bay and their family, and Nell Burger.
Liz attended school in New Brockton, where she cultivated a love for learning and a strong sense of community. Throughout her life, she held several jobs, but her true passion and priority were her family. She was a wonderful cook who took great pleasure in gathering with and feeding her loved ones, nourishing both their bodies and souls. As a meticulous and excellent seamstress, she used her talents to create beautiful clothes and memories for her family.
Liz loved to laugh and took great joy in her church community. After meeting the love of her life, Liz and Jim embarked on a journey that allowed them to see a bit of the world, traveling with his Army career. Upon returning to Dothan, they lived their dream, enjoying a full life, attending Calvary Baptist Church, socializing with their church friends, having fun, and worshiping the Lord. Spending time with extended, close family and spoiling the grandchildren was their life together.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to devoted caregiver Joyce Frazier, who was there for Miss Liz for over eight years. They would also like to express their gratitude to Westside Terrace and the staff for their compassionate care during her time there.
Liz's legacy of love, faith, and kindness will live on through the many lives she touched. As we remember and celebrate the life of Elizabeth “Liz” Martin Poulnot, we are reminded of the joy she brought to those around her and the unwavering faith that guided her throughout her journey. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.