Mary Viola Martin, a resident of Fellowship, Alabama, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was 81 years old. She was a loving caregiver to her mother, and her brother and sister, until the end. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mary was born and raised in the Fellowship community and she attended the community church her whole life. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, and spending time with friends. Mary loved to keep the roads hot and the telephone too. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Melton “Buddy” Martin, Sr.; son, Wayne Martin; parents, Ollie and Hazel Byrd; siblings, Marvin Byrd, Eunice Sheffield, James Byrd, Margaret Byrd, and Annette Malone. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Gene Martin (Jeanna), Kenny Martin (Tracy), and Karen Tucker (Johnny); grandchildren, Terra, Buddy (Lacey), Kristyna, Brian, Simon, Dawson, Lissa, and Alison; twelve great grandchildren; siblings, Marilyn Gardner and Vernon “L.T.” Byrd; a host of nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 10:30am until the 11am funeral service Wednesday, February 03, 2021, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Ray Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama
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