Born in New Orleans, LA. on March 25, 1999, Justin Dominic Martin , took his final bow from this stage of life in Frisco, TX. on October 18, 2023, setting the scene for his grand entry into the next. The son of Alysia Dagnogo and the late, Albert P. Martin, Jr., Justin was also embraced as the stepson of Yatchwa Dagnogo as well as Trazarra Wilbon.
He was endearingly called “fat boy” by his Aunt Angie and crowned “King JMart” by his peers; Justin was the cherished younger brother to Aaron Duffus as well as Keith and Kevin Martin. His academic pursuits saw him graduate from Billy Ryan High School in 2017, and subsequently attend Prairie View A&M on an academic scholarship from 2017 to 2019. During his time there, he was at the forefront, leading the iconic “Freshmen Step-Off”. Justin’s presence was magnetic. For those who knew him personally, they would describe him as a brilliant, self-confident and a loyal friend. His infectious smile acted as a beacon, and his compassionate words were a balm to all.
Justin is survived by his great grandfather Alvin Gauff; grandmother Glenda Campbell and grandfather James Taylor (Michelle); his brothers, Aaron Duffus, Keith and Kevin Martin; his nephew Soul and niece Paisley; aunts Michelle (Kevin) Albert, Angie (Johnny) Jones, Atasha (Christopher) King and Alicia Moore; his uncle Alston Campbell; godparents, Jarred Carter and Carol Gauff; his extended family at Concrete Cowboy Frisco and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father Albert P. Martin, Jr.; grandmother June Lopez; great grandmother Doris V. Gauff; cousins Kourtney Evans and Armani King.
- A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Anthony Rigoli will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 411 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA.
- Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the hour of service.
- Burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery Number 2. Justin loved Christmas, so in lieu of flowers, red and silver Christmas decorations can be sent to his mom in his memory.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.