Salem Funeral Home, Main St.
120 South Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Monday, Nov 12, 2018
Salem Funeral Home, Main St. Chapel
120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Monday, Nov 12, 2018
Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
Nov 14, 1929 - Nov 06, 2018
It is with great sorrow we announce the loss of our mother, Mary T. Martin, who passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Although we are saddened, we are thankful her pain and suffering have ended and she now rests in the arms of the Angels. She would have celebrated her 89th birthday on November 14th.
Born in South Carolina, she grew up in the mountains of Tennessee and spent her later teen years in Winston-Salem where she resided for the remainder of her life. She graduated from Forsyth Tech with an associates degree and retired early from Western Electric (now Lucent Technologies) due to crippling rheumatoid arthritis.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Miff and Aletha Teague; her husband Reuben G. “Stub” Martin; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Martin; her sisters Rose, Ruth and Thelma, and brother Bob. Surviving are her children, Peggy M. MacDaid (Jim), Jerry Martin (friend Peggy Wiseman) and Lori Gray Martin. She was grandmom to Greg, Chris, Brian, Jerry Jr.,Travis and Brad. Also surviving are 6 great grandchildren: Connor, Claire, Logan, Taehlyn, Tucker, Jake and Emma to whom she was “GG”. She was so proud of you and loved each one dearly. Other survivors include her sister, Ida May Contos and brother, Ronald, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held in the chapel of Salem Funeral and Cremations, 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, on Monday, November 12. Visitation is at 11:30 followed by the service at 12:30. A brief graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. As red was her favorite color, relatives and friends are invited to wear something red, if possible.
She was a woman of strong convictions, unwavering faith in God, and loved nothing more than a cup of HOT coffee (just a little cream, no sugar). She loved to sing and had a strong, lovely voice with which she praised God in church choirs and quartets. Her voice failed her in later years but she was cheered greatly when Hospice Chaplain Craig Walker visited and sang favorite hymns to her. She also truly enjoyed visits from friends and relatives, including most recently Pastor Mike Duffield and his family. She looked forward to having the newspaper personally delivered by her son Jerry each Sunday. She enjoyed working hard crossword puzzles and was an avid reader to the degree it was difficult to provide her with an ample supply of books!
The family wishes to thank the staff of Oak Forest Health and Rehab who provided Momma with patient, loving, tender care over the last 2 ½ years, especially the nurses and CNA’s on A-Hall. We also wish to thank Hospice of the Piedmont (especially Starla and Dr. Cross) for enhancing the quality of her life over the last several months. A heartfelt thank you to Tammy and Rose for being there at the last. You provided us with great comfort, for which we are forever grateful.
Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com.
Dear Peggy and Jerry and Lori,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear Mother.
I wish we could physically be there, but we will be in
spirit. I have many memories of your house at Thanksgiving
and Christmas, but one of my fondest is all of those wonderful
pecan pies she baked and all of the food for the Teague clan.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Debbie Sprinkle Crow
Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your mother, she was a sweet women. Just think she is better off and was ready to see your dad, they are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven. You and I have been friends all our life's, Love you girl.