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Cleveland Church of God
Saturday January 19th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Saturday January 19th, 2019

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Johnnie Lou Martin

Johnnie Lou Martin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16th, in Ruleville, MS.

 A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19th, at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland MS. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. till service at 11:00 a.m. Her nephew, Vern Avritt will officiate the service.

Johnnie Lou was born March 24, 1930, in Helm MS, to John Henry Avritt and Loueva Greer Avritt. She was the oldest of four children having 3 brothers; Travis Avritt (Barbara), Freddie Avritt (Jo) of Shaw and Charles Avritt (Ann) of Cleveland MS. She was a lifelong resident of Shaw where she was a housewife.

Johnnie was an immaculate dresser, enjoyed gardening, cooking and deeply loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Johnnie is survived by her two sons, Paul L. Martin (Jan) of Canton, MS, John Mark Martin (Holly) of Jonesboro, AR; grandchildren, John Martin, Reid Martin (Rachel), Blake Martin (Dakota), Sonni Martin, Kade Martin, Langley Martin; great grandchild, Brantley Martin, and many nieces and nephews.

Johnnie Lou was preceded in death by her parents John and Loueva Avritt, husband of 52 years, Larry C. Martin and brother Travis Avritt.

Our family would like to thank caregiver, Ruby Mason, for her kindness and care for our sweet mother. We would also like to thank the staff at Walter B. Crook for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Dear family and loved ones, I was sorry to read about the passing of Mrs. Martin. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God will swallow up death forever (Isaiah 25:8) and that He will bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones (John 5 : 28, 29) . May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, comfort you during your time of sadness (2 Corinthians 1: 3).

Johanna Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

Such a classy lady! Thinking of you both, Paul and Mark! Prayers for your entire family as you say goodbye to your Mom.

Vicky Giompoletti Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers to the Martin Family. I vividly remember them when they had Martin Grain Company. We would stop by to buy snacks out of the vending machine everyday after school.
-Marilyn Patty
Elm Street, Shaw, MS

Marilyn Patty Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

To the Martin family
Just saw on the computer that your mother had passed.
We send our condolence.
She will rest in peace now.
Sorry we could not make it.
Please pass message on to Mark and Paul.
Your cousin Donna and Phylis Duncan

Donna L, duncan Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

John Richardson Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

Paul, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Allison Glaze Wilson Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

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