Betty S. Martin

October 25, 1925November 8, 2011

.Martin, Betty S., age 86,of Birmingham, Al. passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011.She was a long time member of the 66th Street Baptist Church for over 70 years where she served in many capacities, including Director of the WMU for over 20 years. She is presently a member of the First Baptist Church of Chalkville.Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James P. Lovell Martin; her parents, Naomi G. and Arthur E. Simmons; 4 brothers and 1 sister. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will be greatly missed by her loving children;son, Carey Martin (Sally); and daughter, Carol Culberson (Ron);grandchildren, Chuck Rawlinson, Robin Tyler (T.J.), Scott Culberson (Linda),Ron Culberson(Tracy), Kevin Culberson, Eric Martin, Christopher Martin (April), Scott Cleveland (Bethany), and Dereck Cleveland (Courtney); also, 13 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, November 10, 2011, from 12:30 until service time at 2:00 PM at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. Burial will be in Forest hill Cemetery.



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Vicki Shaw

November 12, 2011

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a special lady! I remember so fondly her leadership at 66th Street Baptist where I attended many years ago. Both she and Mr. Martin were such a joy. I ran into her several times over the years while shopping in Trussville, and it was always so pleasant to visit with her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Lovell Castleberry

November 11, 2011

So sorry for your loss. I just saw it online. Had not seen Aunt Betty in a few years but have wonderful memories of her and Uncle James over the years growing up. God bless your family.

November 11, 2011

Carey and Carol, I hate that we missed your Mom's service. She was a very special lady for which we will have always have fond memories. I know she is rejoicing in Heaven now and has rejoined hands with your Dad. Our prayers are with you and your families for our Heavenly Father to wrap his arms around you to give you comfort and strength as you go through this time of sorrow. We are here if you need us.
Lannette and Fred Stallings
Remlap Alabama

Marie Davis Marcus

November 10, 2011

Carol and Carey, We are sorry for your loss. I hate that we missed the service. Just saw it on line .She was so special to all of us, All of the stories of your parents and my grand parents were so funny . I will keep her in my my heart forever. Love to you all,

Jane and Don Beasley

November 10, 2011

Carol and Carey, we are so sorry for y'all. I don't remember my life before y'all were in it! Your family holds a special place in all our hearts and we'll be praying for you in the days to come. As you know we are in Arizona right now and not able to be there. I wish I was there for you as well as to be with Mother. She's upset as she's lost a very dear long time friend. She told me last night "I just can't believe Betty's not still here." We all know she's in a better place now and it's the ones of us left here who will suffer without your mother. I won't say I'm sorry you "lost" her because you don't lose something when you know where it is and we all know where your mother is! We love you!

Jim Simmons

November 9, 2011

Betty was the best aunt a person could have wanted. She was only 16 when I was born and served as my primary baby sitter. We remained very close all my life even though I lived in the Chattanooga area most of my working years. She will be missed by many, but is in a better place with the Lord with no pain or worries any longer. My condolences to Betty's children and grandchildren.

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