Ms. Shirley Martin, 67, went to her heavenly home, held by the arms of the Lord and surrounded by the love of her family, on Friday, September 11, 2020.
Family and friends are invited to the memorial visitation and prayer service which will be held in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, September 24th. from 11:00AM-1:00PM, immediately followed by the inurnment of her cremains in the family niche in Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.
Shirley, the daughter of the late Bernice Smith and the late Thomas Martin, Sr. was born in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, New York.
She resided in Schenectady, New York for many years before moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1979.
While in Oklahoma City, Shirley was employed as a receptionist for the Department of Vital Records, as well as, working in the housekeeping department of the Presbyterian Hospital. She retired fifteen years ago,
In her free time, Shirley enjoyed playing Bingo. However, the most important part of her life was her son and her grandchildren. Her family always knew that they could count on Shirley for being there to help them with anything or just to spend time together laughing and relaxing. Her family simply loved to be around Shirley.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her siblings, Thomas “Tommie” Martin, Charles “Bobo” Martin, Mary Denise “MaeMae” Martin and William “Rickey” Smith; her nephew, Charles “Chucky” Martin and her niece, Shirley “Boo” Martin.
Shirley is survived by her son, Lovell T. Martin and his fiancé, Candice Lutz; her three grandchildren, Nakyia “Kyia-Boo” Tucker, Kentray “ManMan” Tucker and Jacquelin “JJ” Tucker; her sister, Cheryl Smith; her companion of over ten years, Roger Warner; her great grandchildren, Kingston Reyes, Chance Tucker, Kentray Tucker, Jr. and Leanna Tucker; her nieces, Denice “Shawn” Martin, Regina “Gina” Lytle, Tonya Lytle and Trish Martin; her nephew, Thomas (Tommie) Martin, Claudia, Nikki, Ashli, Gabby and Nathan Martin, as well as, a host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, goddaughters, other family members and friends.
Shirley will never be forgotten. She will always hold a place in the hearts of those who loved her.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of one hundred (100) people allowed in the funeral home at one time. Face protection is also required as per state regulations. We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.
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