Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Barbara Josephine Martin

September 12, 1943May 22, 2020

MARTIN, Barbara Josephine age 76, died Friday, May 22, 2020 at the McLaren Regional Medical Center Flint. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. Barbara was born September 12, 1943 in Detroit, MI to parents Joseph and Lena (Bialkowski) Zalewski. She worked as a Nurse at McLaren Hospital I, as well as corporate gifts at Hudson's Department store, Flint, MI. She enjoyed gardening, baking, herbalism, movies, and painting. Surviving are husband Gary; children Jason and Matthew; daughter-in-law Mary; grandchildren Lily and Logan; sibling Caroline (Zalewski) Spencer; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her daughter Melissa Martin, mother Lena, and brothers Robert and Kenneth. Funeral arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc.

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Peggy Clingingsmith

May 26, 2020

So sorry Gary to hear that you just lost the love of your life. She was a very lovely accomplished woman and a really special friend. She will definitely be missed by all.
Hugs to all from Peggy

Carol Mahnke

May 26, 2020

Dear Gary and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
John and Carol Mahnke

Carrie Hovis

May 25, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Barb was an amazing woman. She always made me feel welcome. I will miss her incredible sense of humor and silliness.
“You look pretty today.”
“Well thank you.”
“Ok, now you tell me I look pretty”

Your grand dog sends kisses to heaven.

Lisa Taylor

May 25, 2020

She didnt know me but she was very close to my husband and he had open heart surgery in Alabama and she would call me and check on him regularly and she made me feel like family even over the phone. When I finally met her in person she made me feel loved. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed by us very much.

Rita Thayer

May 25, 2020

I loved when she would tell me that I had the best grand kids in the world,as we had the same grand kids.


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