Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Page Varner Martin

  • AGE

    81

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Sunday, May 02, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    1:30 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be held at 6:30 PM on Sunday evening.

    To attend via Zoom, click HERE .

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    If you wish to attend in person, shiva will be held at the home of Bo & Brian Lefkoff, 7530 Princeton Trace, Atlanta, GA 30328.

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    Page Varner Martin, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, after a short battle with cancer. Page was a proud native Atlantan and the eldest daughter of Dr. John and “Teddy” Varner. She was a true Southern Lady with a drawl that would make you think of sweet tea and and southern charm. Forever known as “the most beautiful person” many had ever laid eyes on, Page loved to tell stories of growing up on Peachtree Battle Avenue, spending time at “The Farm” on Davis Drive with all of her Davis Family cousins, and being a part of the Atlantans that supported the Civil Rights era.

    Page is predeceased by her first and second husbands, Sam Frankel of Atlanta, GA and Henry Martin of Liverpool, England. Page was a graduate of Northside High School and Georgia State University. She had a love and a gift for gardening in which she earned the title of “the Orchid Whisperer” by her many family and friends. Page also was a History buff and Ancestry fanatic who loved to trace both her Episcopalian and Jewish family lineage throughout history. She was as proud to be the debutant granddaughter of Dr. E.C. Davis who started Crawford Long Hospital, as she was to be the first person in her family to convert to Judaism when she married Sam in 1959. In 1983 Page moved to Jacksonville, Florida and spent the next 38 years enjoying the beach, a second marriage, her beloved pups Critter, Lily and Missy, and most of all her Sea Walk neighbors and dear friends in Ponte Vedra Beach.

    In December of 2020 Page was diagnosed with Liver Cancer. She moved back to Atlanta to spend time with her family and friends as she bravely fought the disease. Although much too short, her family is so grateful to have had the last few months caring for, laughing with, and making new memories with Page. She is survived by her children, David (Saundie) Frankel, Elaine Diamond, Evelyn "Bo" (Brian) Lefkoff; grandchildren, Sara Diamond, Emily Diamond, Carter Lefkoff, and Zoe Frankel; brothers, John (Maribet) Varner, Fulton (Serene) Varner; sister, Helene Strahan; and beloved sister-in-law, Jackie Frankel Kanfer. In addition, Page leaves behind many cousins, nieces, and nephews that she adored.

    Graveside services for Page will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, May 2nd, at Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta, GA with Rabbi Ron Segal officiating. A zoom link will also be provided by Dressler’s Funeral Care. Shiva will take place at the home of Bo & Brian Lefkoff, on Sunday after the funeral, 7530 Princeton Trace, Atlanta, GA 30328 with the Minyan service taking place at 6:30pm. Memorial donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy or The Atlanta Humane Society.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Michelle Tillem Sims

    Sending our sincere condolences to the entire family. May the beautiful memories of your Mom be in your hearts forever. Much Love, Michelle, Chris, Ethan and Arden

    May 05, 2021 , 03:12 PM


  • Mitzi Sue Tillem

    Remember all of the good times and she will forever live in your hearts. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May her memory always be a blessing.

    May 02, 2021 , 08:38 PM


  • Davida Krantz

    My deepest condolences for the passing of your Mom. May God's comfort and peace be with you and the family. May the happy and fond memories ease your pain. With love, Davida

    May 02, 2021 , 06:45 PM


  • Wendi Tillem

    To my dearest, dearest friend Elaine and my “honorary” family Bo, David, Sara, Emily and all of the extended family.... remembering the best of times growing up and being with your family and your sweet, funny Mom. I’m hoping that her smile and laugh will always bring a source of happiness and joy in all of your hearts. Love you all and I am always there for you.

    May 02, 2021 , 03:06 PM


  • Gene Diamond

    Angela and I send prayers for strength and comfort

    April 30, 2021 , 09:35 PM


  • Naomi S McFadden

    My prayers are with you Page for the progression of your soul. My prayers are with the family for strength.

    April 30, 2021 , 04:03 AM


  • Susan & Morris Socoloff

    So sorry to hear of Page's passing. We send our love and condolences to the entire family.We remember her smile and gentle manner when we were neighbors . Love to her whole family

    April 29, 2021 , 10:43 PM


  • Sandy Cohen

    So sad to hear about Page and know you will cherish your memories of her.

    April 29, 2021 , 09:45 PM


  • Wick Goldsmith

    So sorry to read about Page. What a wonderful life she lived. Please accept my prayers and love to your family. John and I grew up together and went to E Rivers and Northside together. God Bless, Wick

    April 29, 2021 , 06:44 PM


  • Wick Goldsmith

    So sorry to read about Page. What a wonderful life she lived. Please accept my prayers and love to your family. John and I grew up together and went to E Rivers and Northside together. God Bless, Wick

    April 29, 2021 , 06:44 PM


  • Elizabeth and Jonah

    So sorry to hear the news of Aunt Page, she was always so kind to me. Also sad that Jonah missed out on her gardening tips. May her memory be a blessing.

    April 29, 2021 , 05:43 PM


  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Dear Elaine, Bo and David: We were so sad to read about Page. So many memories go through our minds when our children were very young and played together and remained friends through the years. We hope memories of happy times that you had with her will help you through this difficult time.

    April 28, 2021 , 03:30 AM


  • Hazouri family

    We had so many treasured years with Page in our Seawalk family. She was our true southern bell and always shared a laugh or smile. We loved getting to know her family and pray for all your comfort with her passing to heaven. ?

    April 27, 2021 , 08:28 PM


  • Nancy McFadden Tilly

    Dear Bo and David and others who loved Page. She was in my life from earliest years and was my mother's godchild. I will miss her bravery, her sweet emails and good support. I send deepest sympathy to all of you. Nancy

    April 27, 2021 , 07:26 PM


  • Ren and Helen and Davis

    We are most sorry to learn of the passing of Ren's cousin, Page. While we did not see each other often - except at the Davis Family reunions, we did keep up with each other in other ways. She was a kind soul and will be terribly missed by her family and many friends.

    April 27, 2021 , 06:46 PM


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