OBITUARY

Jane Wetherington Martin

August 14, 1930April 5, 2014
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Jane Wetherington Martin, 83, died April 5, 2014 at her residence.

Jane was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Jasper. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Martin and her daughter, Pamela Martin Melton and granddaughter, April Elizabeth Martin and her parents Talmadge J. Wetherington and Bessie Wetherington.

She graduated from Jasper High School in 1948 and from Hardbarger Business College in 1952 and worked with the Civil Service at Cherry Point, NC as a Clerk-Typist until 1956 when she left her position to become a mother and homemaker.

She was a dedicated member of Jasper, Bethany Christian Church since joining in 1939 where she was a choir member and soloist since the age of 9 years old. For many years she sang at weddings and other special functions in the surrounding communities and Churches. She also served as the CWF President and Study Chairman at Bethany for many years and prepared the church bulletin for more than 15 years. She was the Church Historian for more than 15 years. She will be remembered for her compassion, her deep drive for learning and self-improvement, her strength and independence, her loyalty to God, Family, Friends and Neighbors. She bestows to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends her deep impression of living life to the fullest, one day at a time, and living it for our LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.

Her unconditional love and humble kindness touched the lives of all who knew her, especially those shut-ins in the community whom she visited regularly taking Sunday School literature and bulletins to help them still feel part of the Church and community. She had a reputation of being a good cook and sharing her baked goods with those whom she visited.

She was known for her candor and lived a life of faith and integrity, a life knit together by the love for Jesus and those whom she was acquainted. We can truly say, “Well done, good and faithful Friend.”

She is survived by two sons, Robert Johnson Martin and wife Donna, Timothy Caudill Martin and wife Libby; two daughters, Melanie Martin Phifer and Faith Martin Boyd and husband, James all of New Bern; one sister, Jessie Wiggins of New Bern; grandchildren, Justin Martin, Melissa Bass, Danny Phifer, Jr, Johnathan Martin, James Boyd, Jr, Ashley Boyd, Leo Melton, Justine Melton, Anna Martin Halstead, William Martin and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Monday, April 7, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00pm burial will follow at the Martin family cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to craven County Home Heath Hospice, PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28562.

Online condolences may be made to the Martin family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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April 18, 2014

To the entire Martin cousins-the world has lost a wonderful lady-may God continue to bless each of you. Love and prayers. Pauline Barnette

April 8, 2014

What a wonderful person your mother was. She will be greatly missed. Sue Holt

Danny Boyd

April 8, 2014

So sorry you guys had to endure this loss. I have been praying for each of you and Mama has also.
She really got attached to all of you for your kindness and devotion to your mother. She remarked many times how you all gave her so much love and support during her stay at UPAC TRENT.
Be proud that you gave your all and it was noticed.

Danny Linda & Corinne Boyd

Jean Morris

April 8, 2014

Faith and family. I am sorry about your
loss. God Bless You All. Think on your
good memories.

Perry & Ann Hill Turner

April 8, 2014

To all of Ms. Jane's family: We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Jane was beautiful inside and out. It was such a blessing for me to have grown up in the same neighborhood and church as Ms. Jane. Looking at the photos brings back many wonderful memories. God blessed Ms. Jane and Ms. Jessie with wonderful musicals talents and they so willing shared them with us. If I were in a store and I didn't see Ms. Jane first, she made her way to me, no matter how difficult, with that beautiful smile and beaming personality. She always let me know how much she loved me. I loved Ms. Jane very much and she will be sorely missed. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Each of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers and may God continue to bless each of you.

Gregoey Hargett Sr.

April 8, 2014

To Timothy and the entire Martin family: my payers and thoughts are with you in this time of bereavement.

Lillie Cornett Yaden (Halie's daughter)

April 7, 2014

To all my cousins, I was so saddened to hear of Aunt Jane's passing. My memory of her was her kindness and thoughtfulness. Over the years she sent many cards filled with love and her yummy recipes. Heaven is celebrating! God bless and much love to you all

STEVIE WHITE

April 7, 2014

FAITH,
OUR PRAYERS & THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. MAY WARM MEMORIES COMFORT YOU IN TIMES OF GRIEF AND THE THE KNOWLEDGE THE GOD IS A FOREVER PRESENT HELP IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE. HE IS ALWAYS JUST A CALL AWAY! LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING!

Vickie Whitford

April 7, 2014

Faith, Melanie and entire Martin family. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mom, grandma, aunt whatever she was to you. Pam and I were friends and you can be sure there is a great homecoming in Heaven today. Hold each other close and keep her memory alive. You will see her again one day. God Bless all of you.

April 7, 2014

Melanie and all Ms. Jane's family; I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I did not know Ms. Jane except for the wonderful things that Melanie had to say about her. I heard a zillion stories about her kindness and faith through many contacts that we knew in common. If I can be of service to you Melanie please let me know. I will see you tonight at the Family time. I love you very much and intend to be there for you throughout the times to come. Rose Humphrey Harris, Clark Methodist Church Family.