OBITUARY

Mrs. Martha (Solis) Iglesias

May 12, 1934October 5, 2020

Martha Solis Iglesias was born to Hilario & Leocadia Solis in Kerens, Texas. She was the third oldest in the family. By 1953, her family including Martha consisted of 7 sisters & 7 brothers: Benjamin, Sara, Lydia, Daniel, George, Raquel, Tom, Ruth, Mary, John, Naomi, Ruben, and Sam.

Her beautiful wedding to Agustine Iglesias took place at the Mision Buena Voluntad in Waxahachie on December 7, 1952, a Sunday morning during the Worship Hour. She and Auggie were married almost 63 years before he passed away in 2015.

Martha is survived by David Charles Iglesias, her daughter-in-law, Scottie Iglesias (Michael’s wife), daughter Renee Solis, 2 grandchildren: Christopher and Caitlyn Bednar, and 2 great-grandchildren: Bria Christine & Riley Noah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Agustine Iglesias and her sons: Larry Richard and Michael Iglesias.

Martha will be remembered by all as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, “Nana,” Sister, Friend, and a committed servant of Jesus Christ. She was kind, hospitable, and a great homemaker. Her hobbies included reading and knitting. She worked very hard to obtain her GED as an adult.

Her legacy will include being named the founder of Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana in Carrollton. In 1969 Martha was asked by Dr. Wayne Allen, Pastor of First Baptist Church to teach a Bible Study Class for Spanish-speaking persons in the community of Carrollton-Farmers Branch. Martha was unsure she could accept the challenge because she thought the Spanish language she spoke was not proficient enough. After much prayer, however, and with the help of the Holy Spirit along with other FBC members, the result was a Spanish Sunday School Class that later became Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, Carrollton. She was a dedicated teacher of the Bible and a very effective leader in her church’s ministry.

Her career included 32 years of service as a teacher to many 2-years old at First Baptist Day School including many of your nieces and nephews and grandchildren! Martha also worked in the Nursery at FBC for the various events the church had.

We will miss her very much. We are grateful for her love, friendship, the good times shared, and for her generous spirit and hospitality. She was available to us when we needed her wise counsel.

Farewell and thank you for being such a God-honoring daughter of the King of Kings and allowing your life to reflect the love of Christ in you! You were faithful to the end and someday those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior will also be with you in Heaven in the presence of Almighty God. We will forever treasure your memory.

Services

22 October

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Chapel

1029 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, Texas 75081

The family of Martha Iglesias asks that everyone remembers to wear their mask, and practice proper social distancing when attending services. In lieu of hugging, they suggest an elbow fist bump.
23 October

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Chapel

1029 South Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081

The family of Martha Iglesias asks that everyone remembers to wear their mask, and practice proper social distancing when attending services. In lieu of hugging, they suggest an elbow fist bump.
23 October

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211

The Family asks if everyone could please meet at DFW National Cemetery at 1:45 in lane 1 for the procession.

Memories

Mrs. Martha (Solis) Iglesias

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L. Scottie Iglesias

October 19, 2020

To my Dearest Mom Iglesias. I remember the first time I met you, as when Mike and David were bringing me over to meet You and Dad, for the first time. I was so nervous that I broke out in hives ! Haha ! Oh Mom, Mike and David were laughing at me so much, kept telling me not to be nervous as You and Dad would love me. Well, I felt so comfortable and excepted by you from the first time I met you. I always felt this way from you, as I know you always felt the same way about you. Thank you so for giving me your wonderful Son who I love so extremely much You taught me so much about God and so many things. Now your home with God, you loved God so much and he loves you too. Now your in Heaven with God, your young, happy, and out of pain forever. When the day God takes me home too someday, we'll all be together forever. Until that day comes, I know that your watching over me. I love you Mom with all my heart and soul.
Love your Scottie.

Jody Powell

October 18, 2020

I just wanted to send love and prayers to the family of “Mrs. Martha”. When I first moved to Carrollton in 1991, I met her and worked with her for 8 years at the Child Development Center on Erie Street. She was such a tremendous blessing to me and everyone who knew her. I look forward to seeing her in Heaven one day. ❤️
Jody Powell

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