Sue Jarvis Martin
August 28, 1928 - April 27, 2014
Sue Jarvis Martin, daughter of Bonnie M. and Dwight G. Jarvis of Hickory, died Sunday morning April 27, 2014 at Springmoor Lifecare Retirement Community in Raleigh NC. Her brothers, Marty Jarvis and Max Jarvis preceded her in death.
After graduating from Meredith College, Sue married Dr. Sidney A Martin and their loving and joyful life together lasted almost 50 years. They raised four children. Over the years, Sue enjoyed playing tennis, walking almost every day and assisting her husband in his medical practice in Raleigh. They loved fishing together at the beach, the annual family "vacations" at Camp Sea Gull and the peace of their mountain home in the hot summers.
After Sidney died, Sue became very involved with Hayes Barton Baptist Church (where she had served as Pastor's secretary during TL Cashwell's tenure). She loved her work with the Raleigh Host Lions Club, the Raleigh Rescue Mission and the "Books on Tape" program for the Blind. As life started to slow down, Sue was happy and safe at the Springmoor Health Center Seay Wing. The love and devotion of Dr. Wells Edmundson and the Seay Wing staff knew no bounds and the family is forever indebted to these wonderful people for their compassionate and dignified assistance to her.
Remembering the wonderful life of Sue Martin are her four children: Debbie Martin (husband, Larry Farley), Donna Pilkington (husband, Dwain) both of Raleigh; Sammy Martin of Chapel Hill and Diane Martin of Banner Elk. Her grandchildren (and great grandchildren,) Michael Sartain,(wife, Kristy, Caroline and Christopher) of Beaufort,NC; Sidney Martin and Amanda Martin, of Chapel Hill, her sisters and brother in law, Charlotte Martin and Vicky Langley (husband Gene), both of Raleigh, Biddy Jarvis of Taylorsville, Cora Lee Rudisill of Lincolnton and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral for Sue Martin will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:00am at Hayes Barton Baptist Church with burial immediately following at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh. Visitation will be at 10:00am in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.com
) to help find a cure for her youngest great grandson's condition.
Condolences may be expressed to the family through www.brownwynne.com
Arrangements through Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.