McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Helen Howell Martin

8 December , 193312 August , 2019

Helen Martin, 85, of Gastonia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 12, 2019. She passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness with her family by her side.

She was born December 8, 1933 to the late Clyde and Mary Howell in Lincolnton, NC. Helen spent the majority of her life giving unselfishly and lovingly of herself as a caregiver to multiple family members for many years.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clarence “Marty” Martin. She is survived by her loving daughters, Renea Lovingood and husband Rickey of Gastonia, NC; and Beverly Harris and husband Mike of Lowell, NC. She is survived by her sister Pat Davis of Charlotte. Grandchildren Angela Davis, Eddie Lovingood, and Jacob Hammond. And great-grandchildren Marty and Justin Lovingood.

A graveside service of praise and thanksgiving celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Sunset Memory Gardens, 8901 Lawyers Road, Charlotte, NC. Jim Posey will be officiating. The family will welcome friends for visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am graveside prior to services.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Lovingood, Mike Harris, Eddie Lovingood, Jacob Hammond, Jerry Davis, and Marty Lovingood.

In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, she was also a woman who deeply loved Jesus Christ. She is triumphantly in the presence of her Lord and Savior.


  • Renea Lovingood (Rickey), Daughter
  • Beverly Harris (Mike), Daughter
  • Pat Davis, Sister
  • Angela Davis, Grandchild
  • Eddie Lovingood, Grandchild
  • Jacob Hammond, Grandchild
  • Marty Lovingood, Great Grandchild
  • Justin Lovingood, Great Grandchild

  • Rickey Lovingood
  • Mike Harris
  • Eddie Lovingood
  • Jacob Hammond
  • Jerry Davis
  • Marty Lovingood


  • Visitation Thursday, 15 August , 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, 15 August , 2019


Helen Howell Martin

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Rosezetta Jory

14 August 2019

We are so sorry to hear about your mother, Heaven is having another party rejoicing angels all around her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Shes not gone shes living in a new wonderful home, Be happy and keep her always in your hearts. love yall.

Michelle Smith

14 August 2019


We will miss your sweet spirit and your love for everyone. Thanks for being such a wonderful person!

Michelle and family

Tina and Ann Dilling

13 August 2019

We are so sorry about your loss such a sweet lady . you are in our prayers and we love you all God bless. Tina, Ann, Glen and Lynn.

Kris, Danielle, Caedmon, and Braelon Race

13 August 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. She was a remarkable, loving Christian lady who was very special to many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love you guys

Kris, Danielle, Caedmon, and Braelon

Teresa , Jon & Taylor Purkey

13 August 2019

Renee , Beverly & family we want you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.

We Love You Guys
Teresa, Jon & Taylor