Martha Camp

Martha Jeanne Rogers Camp passed from this life to her eternal home surrounded by her family on December 10, 2019.

Martha was born September 25, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia while her father George Ed Rogers was stationed in the Navy.  Her parents, Anna Beth Rogers and George were educators, ministers and wonderful parents to Martha and her brother and sister.

Martha grew up in Carlsbad, NM and Harlingen, TX.  Upon graduating High School in Harlingen, she attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas.  She graduated with a degree in music, received her teaching certificate and went on to teach many children throughout her life.

She married the love of her life, Barry Camp on January 28, 1968.  Together, Barry and Martha pastored churches in Oklahoma and Texas.  They made Waco home in 1991 where they spent 20 years leading and serving the people of Highland Baptist Church.  Martha had a mighty love for people; she started the Women of Highland ministry and spent countless hours on her knees praying for others.

In 2011, Martha enjoyed retired life with Barry including many trips to the beach, time with her family and sitting on their front porch.  Martha was well known for her Coca Cola collection that was so immense it took up an entire room in their home.  She also rarely missed a Hallmark Movie, a nail or hair appointment.  Martha will be remembered by her vibrant smile, bold style and authentic love for people.

Martha is preceded in death by her daughter, Carrie Leigh; mother, Anna Beth; and father, George Ed.  Martha is survived by her husband of 51 years, Barry Camp; her son Mark and wife Shannon; granddaughters, Madison and Hannah; her daughter, Natalie and husband Nick; grandchildren, Cyan, Cayde, and Rylee Jeanne.  She is also survived by her brother, Paul Rogers; sister, Donna Beth Norman; and their families including a number of nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life Service: 11AM December 14, 2019 at Highland Baptist Church Life Center, located at 3014 Maple Ave, Waco, Texas 76707.  Barry and family will be receiving guests beginning at 10:00am in the foyer on Saturday morning prior to the service.  In honor of Martha’s favorite colors, please wear red or purple to the service.

Martha’s family would like to say a special thank you to her nurse Kathy and aide Judy for the compassionate care they provided Martha this past year.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Providence Hospice,


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Condolence Messages

  1. Carlos and Dianne Guerra

    Barry and Family,
    Dianne and I are experiencing the heartbreak of loss of Martha’s presence in this world, but rejoicing over her beginning a new life in the physical presence of Jesus. If the author of Proverbs 31 needed an example of the Wife of Noble Character, your Martha is the perfect match! We will be praying that you feel the Father’s comfort and love when you need it the most. We love you and will keep you in our prayers daily. Thank you for being such a good shepherd to so many of us Highlanders, past and present.

  2. Dear Barry and Family:
    We are do very sorry about Martha’s death. She was a beautiful and Godly woman. I am so glad that I got to know her, she always had a smile on her face. We are praying for your family.
    Bill & Jody Steakley

  3. Barbara Shipp Ahlquist

    I heard of Martha’s passing from April Woods who thought the “BARF Quartet” should know. We spent many hours together with Martha as our accompanist and will always have fond memories of our time at HPU.

    May beautiful memories and good friends see you through this time of grief for you and your family.

    Barbara Shipp Ahlquist

    • I am so sorry we will not be able to attend. I rarely called Martha Jeane. ”Cuz” always sounded more appropriate for her. I’ll miss her greatly! Much live to Paul and DB and to Barry.

      Don & Gena Rogers

  4. Nana Cornwell Baugh

    Pastor Barry and family, My sincere condolences during this time. Blessings your way for peace and comfort. Nana Cornwell Baugh

  5. What a woman with a beautiful heart who leaves a wonderful legacy! We were blessed by Martha and Barry’s leadership at Highland for so many years. Love to all.

  6. Martha was my Daddy’s favorite niece, because of her sparkling personality & eyes!! She always “lit up” any
    Room she was in!! Her piano talent was always a Blessing!!
    We will continue to keep Barry & all the family in our prayers. Y’all are Always welcome to come see us & have access to the beach, about an hour south of us.
    Love, Charles & Greta Collins

  7. My sincere condolences to all of Martha’s family. I had the wonderful experience of having Martha’s wonderful mother as my teacher in 5th grade. One of the best teachers I ever had and still recall the fond memories. I’m sure Martha learned from her Mother the joys of education and how to be the very best in her field. God’s Blessing to you all.

  8. Barry , Rita and I have you in our prayers but we know she is showing them in heaven how to dress with bling. We thank God for allowing us have been a small part of her life. She will be missed.
    We love you and praying for you and the family
    Don and Rita Deatherage

  9. Darryl & Rae Moore

    We want you to know we are praying for you ! We are sorry to hear about your loss but know God is good and and His love is wonderful!

  10. Joyce and Don Alanis

    Bro. Barry & Family,
    We have many good memories of the time Barry and Martha were with us at Western Heights Baptist Church. Martha was a delight – friendly and out going. She only visited our class a few times, but she remembered my name, and would greet me by name.
    I loved her snazzy hair styles and colorful attire. We’re so sorry to learn of Martha’s home going; yet we rejoice that she is now well and safe at home in Heaven.
    We were blessed to know the Camps, and send our sympathy to all of the family.
    Joyce and Don Alanis

  11. Joan and Terry Hobbs

    So sorry for your loss. It’s been such a pleasure an honor to know you both. Thank you both for your steadfast testimony and leadership.
    Terry and Joan Hobbs

  12. Dear Barry and Family,
    I’m so happy that Martha is finally home! Bless the Lord! I know it is not easy to let go of our loved one, but knowing where she is and who she’s with makes it bearable. We will see her again soon.

    I will praying in the days and weeks ahead that Jesus wraps his loving arms around you and holds you close.

  13. BARRY & family ,
    We r out of the country , but got word of Martha’s transition to heaven . Sorry to miss the service Saturday , but know we r praying for u & family .
    Thank u for pastoring us so well w Martha over the many years at Highland .. We love u & continue to know God is not finished w you yet ..

    Bruce & Carol Mazzare

  14. Derwin & Wanda Robinson

    Pastor Barry & family, we are praying the peace & love of God comfort & cover you all during this time. We are blessed to have you as neighbors. Martha, rest well in the arms of Jesus. Until we meet again. Tell your momma Anna Beth hi for me.

  15. Derwin & Wanda Robinson

    May the peace, grace & love of God our Father cover you & your loved ones during this time of Martha passing. She is in her forever home with Jesus. Rest well Martha. It has been a blessing being your neighbor.

  16. Barry, Paul, and Donna Beth
    I’m sorry for the passing of Martha Jean

  17. I am so sorry to hear about Martha’s passing. I pray God will comfort you with the same comfort and love you have shown to so many others who grieve.

  18. Aunt Martha made me laugh. She had a very sarcastic way about her. She had great style, and I always thought she was beautiful. I had fun knowing her, and I’m thankful she was MY aunt. I’m proud of that.

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