Nellie Bernice Martin

Nellie Bernice Martin, 89, of Oxford, died Oct. 24, 2017. The widow of Floyd Martin, she was a member of North Hopewell MB Church in Taylor. She was a member of the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association, where she served as women’s auxiliary president for 22 years; the T.O.M.B. Congress of Christian Education, where she served as instructor and the New Educational State Convention, where she was treasurer of the women’s department. She was a bookkeeper, a seamstress, a baker and childcare provider.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28, at the Tallahatchie-Oxford MB Association Building. Burial was in Yocona Cemetery. Rev. Preston Coleman officiated. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves three sons, Denotee Martin (Ruth) of New Albany, Larry G. Martin (Mayten) of Brown Deer, Wisc., Gerald T. Martin of Oxford; three daughters, Cheryl Martin-Mayberry (Kenneth) of Cummings, Ga., Janice Martin-Crawley (Eric) of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Anita Martin-Coleman (Preston) of Oxford; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Charles N. Martin, Floyd L. Martin and Mark A. Martin.

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