Ollie F. Martin Sept. 13, 1951 - April 20, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Ollie Fay Martin was born September 13, 1951, to Roberta Martin and Oddie Bell Gill in Lewisville, Arkansas. On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, Ollie closed her eyes and went to be with the Lord to enjoy eternal life at the age of 62. She accepted Christ at an early age, being baptized at 9 years old. Affectionately known as "Faye," she grew up in Niles, Michigan, attending public school and graduating from Niles High School. She moved to Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 24 and later returned to South Bend in 1989. She worked for many years at Logan Center in South Bend, and most recently at Waterford at Edison Lakes in Mishawaka. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Lateka Martin and Shakisha Martin; stepfather, Columbus Evans Sr.; siblings: Ora Jean Scott, Deniece McGhee, Mordeena (Mary) Martin, Elizabelle Miller, Anthony (Sinath) Evans, Columbus Evans Jr., Alvin L. Evans, Sharon L. (Antione) Phinezy, Janet Fisk, Barry Fisk, Anita (Tony) Haskel, Columbis Edward (Coleen) Buish and Patrick (Bonita) Bush; lifelong friend, Lawrence Harper; along with other relatives and friends. Services for Ollie Fay Martin will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home, 2702 Lincoln Way West, South Bend. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. and funeral at 1:00 p.m. Sign her guestbook at www.clarkoneal.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 25, 2014