Mary Ann Hutchins Martin passed away peacefully in Sherman, Texas on October 7, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1927 in Savoy, Texas to JC and Ida Statzer Hutchins. She was the fourth child of a family of seven children.
She married Lloyd Alvin Martin on November 21, 1945 in Savoy after his discharge from the U.S. Army.
Mary Ann was an extremely hard worker: she knew the honest value of work and encouraged others to also work hard. She served as the cafeteria manager at Bells schools for 10 years supervising a staff that prepared and served hundreds of hot, nutritious meals to students. She was a faithful Christian who was an active member at First Baptist Church in Bells, Texas for nearly 70 years. During those years,she served in various ways; she loved on babies as a nursery worker, taught the Bible to children in VBS, worked as church custodian to keep the building clean and updated, maintained the church’s budget as treasurer, and promoted missions and missions awareness with the WMU.
Mary Ann was a devoted mother to her children, adored her grandchildren and was blessed to see both her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She treasured the security and comfort of belonging to her extended family and cherished the times when everybody could get together.
In later years, she was an avid traveler going on Alaskan and Caribbean cruises with her kids. She also visited many places in Mexico. Mary Ann loved seeing various U.S. Parks such as Rocky Mountain National Park and Shenandoah National Park. She especially enjoyed, “the never to be forgotten” 3-week tour of the western states with her sisters.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Alvin Martin; sisters, Audrey Fay Aldridge, Katherine Caskey, Ola Lea House, Frances Wilson; brothers, Elbert Hutchins, Otis Hutchins, J.D. Hutchins; and granddaughter, Mindy Jill Martin.
She is survived by sons, Jerry Martin and wife Lillis of Bells, Texas; Kennith Martin and wife Jerre of Prosper, Texas; Johnny Martin and wife Kay of Bells, Texas; daughter, Vanita Sewall and husband John of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Nan Herring, Tammy Kay Branch, Natalie Martin, Roni Steadman, Mandy Spurgin, Christy Norton, Bailie Martin, Lexie Wallace. She is survived by 10 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; brother Lewis “Sonny” Hutchins and wife Betty.
A “come and go” visitation will be held October 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Mullican Little Funeral Home Chapel at 754 State Hwy 56 E Bells, Texas 75414. Family will arrive at 10:00AM. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing. Graveside services will follow October 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bells, Texas
Good Bye Aunt Mary Ann you will always be in my heart.
Just found out today Miss Martin‘s passing so sorry for the loss but God needs another saint for his heavenly realm thoughts and prayers to the family
Jerry and Lillis so sorry to hear about MaryAnn! You are in our thoughts and prayers
What a wonderful lady! I think of her often when my son fusses about school lunch and I remember our awesome lunches!
Love to you all!
I wish I could be there, but know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Mary Ann was such a Great Mother, Aunt and woman. We love you all. Rhonda (Dick) Royals
So sorry to hear of Ms. Mary’s passing. Keeping the family in our prayers.
Kenny, So sorry for you and your Families Loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We have many wonderful memories of Mary Ann and family during our years at FBC … praying for comfort and peace.
So sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was always so kind to me, I know she has a special place with Jesus. Just let me know for whatever you or your family needs. Your friends always, Michael and Carol
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary Ann but she is home in heaven. Dad (Jimmy Reamer) was sadden to hear this. We are praying for your comfort and peace. Treasure all the memories and things that Mary Ann taught you.
The Glendon (Jimmy) Reamer Family
Vanita and family, we are so sorry to know of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. And a great seamstress, I still have the guilt she made me. You are in our prayers and know that we love you.
GOD gained another Angel ? She will be missed and was a great person. She was loved by many and treated people with love and kindnes. Prayers for your family for comfort ❤
We are so sorry for the loss of Grandma Martin. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family.
Jerry so sorry to hear about your loss of your beautiful mom. Prayers for comfort to you and your family.
Martin family I am so sorry for your loss of your mother, Mary Ann. May you find comfort with your family & friends.
We were saddened to hear of sweet Mary Ann’s passing. Yes she was a wonderful and dear lady, and she will be greatly missed. She helped me cook some Christmas candy & I will never forget it. Thoughts and Prayers are with all the family. God Bless