Martha Stallings Martin, 91, of High Point, NC, passed away at Brookdale Retirement Home on April 9, 2022, after battling Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. Martha was born to John and Lallah Stallings on August 13, 1930, in Winston-Salem, NC. The youngest of five children, Martha spent her childhood in Winston-Salem and graduated from Reynolds High School in 1948. She finished at Mars Hill Junior College in 1950 and received her bachelor’s degree from Meredith College in 1952.
Martha began dating Charles Martin, a N. C. State graduate, in 1951, and they were married on February 22, 1953. Martha worked in several churches in the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas, followed by a successful career in banking. She retired early to spend more time with her grandchildren, and loved watching their sporting events, traveling where-ever they played to cheer them on.
In addition to enjoying family time, Martha was an active member at First Baptist Church in Sanford, NC, where she was active in many programs. Some of her happiest memories were
traveling to the beach and celebrating holidays and special events with her church friends. She also enjoyed, knitting, handwork, cooking, and especially following N.C. State Athletics.
Martha is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Charles Martin, her daughter Marlene (Shane) Wright of High Point, NC, her son, Steve Martin, also of High Point. Also surviving are her three grandchildren, Bradley Wright, Blaire Weavil, and Stewart Wright, as well as three great grandchildren.
Martha’s memorial service will be held May 7,, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Sanford, NC, at 2:00 p.m.