Martha Darlene Thomas Austin, 71, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020. A native of Tracy City, Tennessee, she has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 55 years. Martha was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where she was a member of the Kingdom Seekers Sunday School Class. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her father, Fred William Thomas; and step-father, Lee D. Ross. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, David Ray Austin of Ringgold, GA.; mother, Mary Elizabeth Lankford Ross of Trenton, GA.; daughter, Sheila (Greg) Clark of Ringgold, GA.; brother, Fred Thomas of Rising Fawn, GA.; four sisters, Buntie Hooks of Waycross, GA., Rosemary (Ricky) Stephens of Trenton, GA., Bobbie Taylor of Cartersville, GA., and Brenda (Glenn) LeVan of Winter Haven, FL.; two grandchildren, Austin (Alicia) Clark and Alexis Clark; several nieces and nephews. Due to Covid-19 the family requested private services. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.