Martha V. Lloyd Witt, 61, a practical nurse at Freeman's and then at Howard University hospitals for 26 years before her retirement in 1974, died of pneumonia Saturday at D.C. General Hospital.

A lifelong Washington resident, Mrs. Witt graduated from Dunbar High School and the Margaret Murray Washington School of Practical Nursing, which was affiliated with old Gallinger Hospital.

She joined Freedman's Hospital, now Howard University Hospital, in 1948 and was assigned to the female madicine ward during most of her nursing career.

During World War II, Mrs. Witt worked at the Naval Powder Factory at Indian Head.

She was a member of Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ and its nurse's unit and was a past president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Kingsman Elementary School, both in Washington.

Survivors include her husband, Price E. Witt of Washington; a son by a previous marriage, James Farrell of New York City; two other sons, Gordon W. Smith of Sacramento, Calif., and Lloyd E. Smith of District Heights; two step-daughters, Gail Witt of Washington and Geraldine Witt of New York City; a sister, Ruth Smothers of Washington; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her second husband, William Smith, died in 1970.