OBITUARY

Martha Stephens Wheeler

March 28, 1918July 10, 2019
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Martha Stephens Wheeler entered the gates of heaven on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

She graciously & humbly lived 15 years after the death of the love of her life and husband of 53 years, John H. Wheeler, Sr. who entered heaven in 2004.

The celebration of her life will be on Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Saturday, July 13 from 5-7 at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home on Riggins Road.

Martha was a member of FBC Tallahassee. She was a precious servant of the Lord who touched the lives of many from all over the world for over 40 years, through her dedication in the ministry to Internationals at FBC Tallahassee.

For 38 of those years she and John served the International Ministry together. She taught us how to love, to forgive, to be grateful and generous, to serve and to persevere. We know she heard the words "Welcome home" and "Well done" when she met her Savior face to face.

She leaves behind a daughter, Stephanie Smith (husband Tim) of Louisville, MS; a son, John H. Wheeler, Jr (wife Becky) of Tallahassee, a son Randy Wheeler (wife Pam) of Gainesville, FL; four grandsons, Josh Smith (wife Anna) of Sanford, NC; Matt Smith (wife Rachel) of Murfreesboro, TN; Justin Wheeler of Gainesville and Spencer Wheeler (wife Erica) of Gainesville. She also leaves behind eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She also leaves her sister in law, Lou Wheeler Golon (husband John), special nieces and nephews, special international "children", Israel Midence (wife Maggie), Gisela Kelley and Kennett Mazu.

Special thanks to friends and family at Brookdale Hermitage, her residence for the past 6 1/2 years. Memorial contributions may be made to FBC International Ministry, Hawaii Baptist Academy or Big Bend Hospice House.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 14, 2019

Memories

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Sylvia Gregory

July 13, 2019

Stef, your mom was a special lady. I treasure having known her (and your dad). Bobby Joe really thought so much of them too. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this time and in the days to come.
Much love, Sylvia and Bobby

Larry & Cheryl Jennings

July 13, 2019

Mrs. Wheeler was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was caring, friendly and a joy to be around. Her lovely smile and Christian spirit touched everyone she knew. We feel so very blessed to have known her. She will be missed. Rest In Peace, Mrs. Wheeler.
The Jennings
Skyland Drive.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Dowdy

July 13, 2019

Our love and prayers are with you during this time. Although we never met Mrs. Wheeler, we know she was a special person through you, Stephanie. You have been such a blessing to us through the years we have known you and your family. Much love, Keith and Marilyn

Tracey & Hubert Yates

July 12, 2019

We love you Stephanie and are praying for you and your family.

Dr and Ms Don (Jamie) Boone

July 12, 2019

This was one of our favorite ladies , no matter who you were..you were always welcomed..she will be sorely missed! Heaven is much sweeter now! Can’t wait to see her again one day just to sit and fellowship together! Love and prayers for the whole family 🌷🌷🌷the Boones, Don & Jamie

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