Martha Martin

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Martha Martin passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, with her family by her side at a Ft. Worth hospital with complications from COPD.

Funeral Services: 2PM Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Stinson officiating.  Burial will follow at Gholson Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Martha was born April 4, 1942 in Waco to Robert Elton Watkins and Lois Maurine (Watkins) Cook. She married Kenneth Earl Martin in 1960. They lived the first part of their married life in the Ft. Worth area and moved back to Waco in 1975. Together they had three children, Robin, Kevin, and Michael.

Martha was mostly a wife, stay at home mom, and homemaker. A couple of her favorite things to do was sing karaoke and play bingo with family and friends. She loved her family very much. Her favorite joy was watching the antics of her two youngest great-grandsons, Levi, and Jaxon. They put a smile on her face and kept her laughing at things they would say and things they would get into. It saddened her heart that she didn’t get to meet the newest great-grandson, Rhyder, because of her illness and COVID restrictions. Martha was a very feisty person. She said what she thought quite often but those who knew her well loved her anyway and laughed with her.

Martha was preceded in death by her father, Robert Watkins; mother, Lois Cook; sisters, Rebecca Carter, and Diana Royal; and grandson, Corey Stinson.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Martin of Godley, TX, formerly of Waco; children, Robin Stinson and husband David of Gholson, Kevin Martin and wife Jeanie of Elm Mott, and Michael Martin of Bellmead; grandkids, David Wayne Stinson and wife Andrea of Moody, Russell Stinson and wife Chrissy of Gholson, Jaime Stinson of Gholson, Nicole Holder and husband Thomas of Elm Mott, Brandon Martin, Keith Martin, and Kenneth Martin, all of Elm Mott; great-grandkids, Leea Stinson, Hayden Stinson, Caleb Stinson, Levi Stinson, Jaxon Butler, Rhyder Holder, Trevor Christian and wife Nichole; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, David Wayne Stinson, Russell Stinson, Jaime Stinson, Brandon Martin, Keith Martin, and Kenneth Martin.

A very special thank you to sister-in-law, Gail Bemethy; niece, Nicole Martin; and brother-in-law, Bob Martin, for going above and beyond in being there for Martha and Kenneth during her lengthy illness.


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Gaylon Wayne Copeland jr

    God bless you and your family, loving prayers to the Martin family.

  2. So sorry for your families loss. Sending love. Kyla and Kevin McMullen

  3. Angelia stinnett

    U will be missed love u miss martha u were an ace in the hole

  4. Richard and Joy Martin

    So very sorry for your loss. Martha will be greatly missed. So hard to believe she is gone. Love to all of you in this time of sorrow. Lean on God to get you through this. He will surely give you the strength and peace you need to get through this loss.

  5. My heart got out to Kenneth Loosing his best friend for 61 years and Kevin, Robin and Michael loosing their mom. She will be greatly missed. I am always here for you all. Love you all.

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