Betty Gene Martin, 73


Betty Gene Martin, 73 of Wilmar, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, May 28. She was born April 23, 1949, in Fountain Hill, to the late James and Everline Daniel Jacobs.
She graduated high school from Drew Schools and worked many years as a seamstress until she retired. She was married to Virgil Martin, Jr. and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and reading.

Mrs. Betty was a devoted member of Holy Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Warren, and a District Missionary for the Fordyce Central District of the Church of God in Christ, Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Arkansas.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Betty was also preceded in death by her siblings, Perry Lambert, Marvin Lambert, Ronnie Lambert, Ivory Lambert, Earlene Spears, Ida Jacobs, Curtis Jacobs and Louise Jacobs.
Leaving to cherish her memories are her four children, Chris Martin (Anna) of Little Rock, Tori Golden of Johnsville, Tonya Orr (Johnny) of Wilmar and Brian Martin of Warren; her brothers and sisters, James D. Lambert (Lonzetta) of Portland, Ore., Isaac Lambert (Kathleen) of Oxen Hill, Md., George Lambert (Elaine) of Atlanta, Ga., Charles Jacobs (Vicky) of Monticello, and Ruby Frazier (Thomas) of Atlanta, Ga; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Holy Deliverance Church of God in Christ with Elder Terry Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery in Johnsville.

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