Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL


Ima Jean Sharp Martin

August 26, 1929January 21, 2020

Ima Jean Sharp Martin of Birmingham, AL passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the age of 90. She was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Mrs. Martin was a longtime member of Eastside Baptist Church in Roebuck. She also was a member of the Samford Auxiliary and was retired from GMAC Finance. She was preceded in death by her brother, Emory Chaston Sharp, Jr. Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband of 70 years, Thomas D. “Tommy” Martin; two daughters, Donna Poe (Richard) and Sandra Turner (Jerry); grandchildren, Sandra Goodhew, Jennifer Fayard (Nathan), Jeremy Turner (Amanda) of Talladega, and Jamie Turner of Decatur; great grandchildren, Evan Diggs and Wesley Turner, both of Talladega; a sister, Bobbie Calabro; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Services will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 from Ridout’s Trussville Chapel at 2 PM with visitation beginning at 1 PM. Interment will follow services in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations please be made to Eastside Baptist Church. A special thank you is extended to Oasis Hospice and her special caregiver, Tammy Miller for all their loving care during Mrs. Martin’s illness.


  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 24, 2020


Ima Jean Sharp Martin

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