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Idessa, 103, died on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at The Actors Fund Home, Englewood, NJ. Survivors include daughters Gale Martin-Strong (Grover) and Carol Martin; grandchildren Brian (Kari) and Courtney (Rakim), great-grandchildren Julien and William, many nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, and dear friend Lizzie Thomas.
She was born November 2, 1910, in Flat Creek, TN, youngest girl of the 13 children of Katie (Yates) and Hardy Reese. In 1937, she married Daniel (DL) Martin in Nashville and they moved to Detroit, where she became a wartime-aircraft inspector and took her first plane ride, to upstate New York. Afterward, she devoted herself to her family; her husband died in 1987. As a widow, she lived in North Carolina and New Jersey.
Friends and family are invited for visitation on Wednesday, from 6-9 PM at Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Road, Teaneck. Funeral service to begin on Thursday at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Idessa's name to a . For information,
Published in The Record/Herald News on Aug. 17, 2014
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