Dorothy L. Martin (Simpson) went to be with her Lord and Savior early Monday morning, December 7, 2020 at the age of 97.
Chapel Service: 10:00 am Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Skyvue Funeral Home.
Interment: 10:15 am Tuesday, Decmber 15, 2020 at Dallas/ Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Dorothy has now reunited with her husband in Heaven, Noel David Martin who preceded her in passing in 2006.
She leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy, her children along with numerous other loving family who will be added at a later time.
From her family:
Dorothy Louise Martin, Mom, Maw, Great Maw…she had many titles, but they all held a place of HIGH RESPECT. My son, Travis, once said that she was the matriarch of the Martin family
My mother was the most caring, giving, God loving and selfless person that I have ever known.
She loved her family more than life itself.
She taught us to put God FIRST in our lives.
I remember when I was 16, I prayed that God would lead me to a soul mate that had the same qualities as my mother.
My prayers were answered in less than 6 months…when I met Sue. My mom said that Sue was like a daughter to her since, she had known her since she was 15.
Mom loved her family and she loved God. Her Bible was always within arms reach of her favorite chair. Even at her highest state of dementia and confusion, she was still able to pray with love, adoration, and conviction.
If I ever had problems or worried about something, I would call on her. She would comfort me and told me that she would pray for me and that I should not worry over something I could not control...but take it to the Lord in prayer. Sometimes I felt that she had a closer relationship with God thank I did…and that her prayers were somehow more powerful than mine.
Mom was considerate of others. I remember that every time I would take my Mom to lunch at the Tearoom, she would always say, “Get a slice of pie for Sue”. My Niece said he same thing would happen when she would go to lunch with her. Mom said to take a slice of pie to her husband.
She had a sense of humor! When we took mom to dinner on her 97th birthday at Ruth’s Steakhouse, she announced to the waiter that she was 97…but she still had all of her teeth.
Mom was a “peace maker”. She did not like it when we argued over little things. Her response to conflict was to start singing “Amazing Grace…and if you have ever heard her sing... you understand how that would stop all arguing... Just to get her to STOP SINGNING.
My mom never wanted to go to a nursing home, and I prayed that she would never have to…just as I did with my dad. God sent me some very special caregivers that enabled my mom to stay in her own home til the very end. Alli, Felizianna, and maria….Thank you for coming today to honor our mother.