Martha H. Word
July 29, 1946 – June 23, 2018
Martha Helen Word July 29, 1946 - June 23, 2018
Martha Helen Word (Beck) passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on June 23, 2018, at the age of 71, surrounded by her loving family and supported by countless friends.
Martha was born in El Paso, Texas on July 29, 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry E. Beck, Sr. and Ramona C. Beck. She is survived by her partner Richard Poindexter, Sr., her brother Henry E. Beck, Jr. and his wife Bernadette, sister Nettie Lynn Jones, son Cristian Anthony Beck and his wife Christie, her daughter Tracy Adrienne McCullough and her husband Lonnie, her son Richard Poindexter, Jr., daughters Vonna Poindexter, Sabrina Hoffart and her husband Ken. She had eight amazing grandchildren who she adored with all her heart, Caden, Wyatt, Chloe, Caitlyn, Morgan, Austin, Carter and Dalton.
Martha was a loving mother and grandmother. Her passion was to nurture and support her family more than anything else. She was the sweetest and most giving person to everyone she met. It was always more important for her to give than receive. Martha lived her life for her family. She had her mother’s heart.
Martha was raised in El Paso, Texas where she graduated from Tech High School in 1965, attended college, then her path took her to Houston, Texas, where she lived the rest of her life. She made countless friends throughout her lifetime and treated everyone with love and kindness. She lived for family gatherings, especially Christmas, when she would spoil her family every year. She had a love for arts and crafts, shopping, spinning slot machines, going to Disney World as well as watching and collecting movies.
She will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her kind and generous heart. She will always be with us and our love for her will never fade. Her light is shining upon us as she sits drinking Baileys and coffee with her mom, sharing stories about her grandbabies with an infectious smile on her beautiful face.
A service will be held at noon on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Brookside Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.
- Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
Martha H. Word
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June 29, 2018
Will always remember Marty for her kindness, thoughtfulness and her loving smile. Marty was a beautiful person and I thank God for sending her in my life. Will always cherish the memories we shared talking about our kids and grandkids. God has called his precious jewel home but she will always be with you through your memories of the time she shared with you. Rest In Peace Ms. Marty.