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Jewel Faye (Jessup) Martin

March 8, 1929 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 92)

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Jewel Faye Jessup Martin, 92, of King, passed away April 9, 2021 at Village Care of King, NC.

Born March 8, 1929 in Carroll county, Va., she was the daughter of Bozzie and Effie Lawson Jessup. She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Rex Foster; two sisters and brother-in-law, Gaynelle Bullington, Zelda and Jimmy George; a granddaughter, Jessilyn and Austin Bowen; and two great-grandchildren, Jameson Bowen, and Jude Bowen; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse Graham Martin; and a brother-in-law, Aubrey Bullington.

Growing up on a farm taught Faye strong work ethic, which she followed throughout her life and a thirty-year career at Hanes Hosiery.  She managed to always grow a garden, can and preserve her harvests, and share with her family and neighbors.  Tending her vegetable gardens, her flower beds and spending time with her grandchild and great grandchildren were sources of comfort and joy to Faye, as was attending church.  Her cheerfulness and thoughtful nature will be so deeply missed.

Ms. Martin will lie-in-state at Cox-Needham Funeral Home on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 12th, 13th, and 14th from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Albion Missionary Baptist Church. Her body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.   The Rev. Ricky Easter and Rev. Ron Chamblin, Jr. will be officiating the service.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Albion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 131 Sky Trail, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

The family asks that all attendees please wear face masks and practice social distancing.  If not feeling well or running a fever, please refrain from attending. 

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Funeral Service
April 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Albion Missionary Baptist Church
131 Big Sky Trail
Mount Airy, NC 27030

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