Zuleime "Zu" L. Martin

March 16, 1924May 18, 2020

GILBERT – A graveside service for Zuleime “Zu” L. Martin, 96, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Woodridge Memorial Park.

Ms. Martin was born March 16, 1924 in Lexington County, SC and passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Belle Reeder and Howard S. Martin.

Ms. Martin graduated from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She worked as a nurse for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital for 7 years then went on to serve our country in the U.S. Navy for 24 years, retiring as a Navy Commander. After retiring, she worked for ABC Driving School.

Ms. Martin is survived by her brother, John D. Reeder, Jr.; sister, Mary Blackwell and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Howard Martin, Larry Reeder and sisters, Rosalyn Ballington and Faye Harmon.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Methodist Church in Gilbert, SC.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family. Family and friends are welcome to visit the funeral home to pay their respects.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


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Amanda Barefoot

May 21, 2020

Keeping her family close in our thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.
Melton and Linda Gunter
Amanda, Kevin, and Katelyn Barefoot

Dillie ann Perry

May 20, 2020

I can remember teasing zu about her time in the navy, I would tell her I bet you were out and about and dancing on the tables, and she would cut her eyes at me and just laugh, I can see that Buick pulling up in my driveway now, with her and Keith, and Lillemae. Dot would be at my house and they all had a good time. Zu would never come to your house with out bringing something. She was know for helping people, she would visit the sick and stay with them as long as need be. she was a wonderful person and accomplished, she rose to the rank of commander in the navy, I will miss her very much, I will always remember you love and prayers to the family

Janice Steele Geiger

May 19, 2020

Sorry for your loss and Zu quite a character loved peeling peaches with her and seeing her in hall of LEC. Y’all are in my prayers


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