Jessie Mae Martin, age 98 of Candler, NC passed away Thursday January 24, 2019.
She was a native of Clay County and the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Passmore Martin. Jessie worked for Gerber as an inspector. She was a simple, hardworking, single Mom who loved her son and family. She loved animals, the outdoors and enjoyed sitting in the sunshine. Jessie was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed attending Sweetwater Methodist Church in Hayesville.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Harrison, Vernon, Guy and Neal Martin and sisters, Frankie Campbell, Lucy and Willie Martin.
She is survived by her son, Danny Martin and wife Joyce of Candler, NC; granddaughter, Christie Martin (James Parlato) of FL; step-grandson, Rob Heaton of Arden; great-grandchildren, Aydyn, Axelle and Amity; step-great-grandchildren, Cody, Tyler and Cayden and several cousins and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville. Rev. Jackie Sellers will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny, Edwin, Ronnie and Ben Martin, Brad Bandiver, Rob Heaton and Freddie Henson. Burial will be in Sweetwater Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-2pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley River Humane Society, PO Box 58, Murphy NC 28906.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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