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Martha Elaine Woolley

1947 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Martha Elaine Woolley Obituary
Martha Elaine Woolley

Memphis, tn

Martha Elaine Woolley, a lifelong resident of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Rainbow Rehabilitation Home in Bartlett. Services organized by High Point Funeral Home will be held on Friday, September 8, at 10:30 a.m. at B'rit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue: 6320 Quail Hollow Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38120. The burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to .

Martha was born on October 10, 1947 to Dr. Clifton Ward Woolley and Mary Selden Prescott Woolley, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James "Jim" Prescott Woolley, and her sister, Elizabeth Claire Woolley Self. Martha leaves behind the following loved ones: her brother, John Clifton Woolley, Sr., and his wife, Vivian Cratch Woolley, of Corbin, Kentucky; a cousin, Allie James Prescott, III, and his wife, Barbara Unger Prescott of Memphis; her nieces, Nicole Elizabeth Self Beavers (Joel) of Knoxville, TN and Katherine "Katie" Manning Woolley of Brooklyn, NY; and a nephew, John Clifton "Cliff" Woolley, Jr. (Carrie) of San Jose, CA. She also leaves behind three grandnephews, a grandniece, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

Martha was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of East High School and Mississippi State College for Women. She was an accomplished violinist who taught lessons for many years.

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to the many Memphis friends of Martha who helped to care for her over the years, especially Mark Culp, Susan Miller, Chris Shansky, Dr. Alan Raich, and Dawn Nelson, as well as her church families at Second Presbyterian Church and B'rit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 7, 2017
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