Kaylee Martin

Kaylee Martin


Kaylee Danielle Martin was 29 years old. She was a Christian who attended the Grove Community Church with her family in Clanton, Al. She was involved in numerous activities including a discipleship class.

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Chris Sanders
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Born on December 14, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama. She passed away at her home in Clanton, Alabama on January 22, 2017. She was 29 years old. Kaylee leaves behind her son, Charles Francis Martin, her parents, James Kyle Martin and Kathryn Kirkwood Martin, her long-time companion Christopher Sanders, as well as two sisters, Amanda Sudderth (Fletcher) and Cortney Bosworth (Rick), and a host of nieces and nephews.

Kaylee attended Oak Mountain High school in Pelham, Alabama, and later Jefferson State Community College and the University of Alabama Birmingham. She majored in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. Kaylee worked in the food service industry and later as an administrative assistant for Doubletree Hilton Hotels.

Kaylee enjoyed attending the Grove Community Church with her family in Clanton, Al. She was involved in numerous activities including a discipleship class.

Tell us about Kaylee's struggle with addiction

Kaylee struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism from a young age. She attended inpatient treatment for her addiction and received methadone maintenance treatment with little success. Kaylee gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on March 3 2015, and her outlook on life changed. Her purpose in life was to be a good mother to Charlie. She was clean and stayed clean while she was pregnant and while she was caring for her son, Charlie. She had a legal battle which led her to a relapse, and since she has no insurance, treatment was extremely hard to get. In Alabama, getting insurance can also be very difficult, depending on your income. With help through family and loved ones she was able to get a policy on the Alabama Health Exchange, but when she finally got insurance it did not cover inpatient treatment. She desperately wanted to go to treatment. Every day seemed to get worse and worse, until she finally was approved to go to an inpatient facility in California; however, she overdosed moments before she was supposed to leave for the airport for treatment.

What made Kaylee smile?

Her son, Charlie. Her Friends and Loved Ones.

What do you miss most about Kaylee?

I miss spending time with her, talking with her, watching her smile. I miss everything about Kaylee. She was the light of my life.

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