Anna Laura Martin

October 12, 1920 - May 12, 2016
Anna Laura Martin

Anna Laura Martin, age 95 answered her Heavenly Father’s call on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

She was the eldest daughter of David J. and Anna N. Padrick who with her sister Mary Elizabeth Aiken preceded her. She was the widow of Rudy Martin.

Anna Laura was born October 12, 1920 in Wilmington,NC where she was raised and educated. After graduation from NHHS she attended Flora McDonald College, now St. Andrews College. Later, she was employed with Foster-Hill Realty where she retired after 34 years as bookkeeper. She was a member and Past President of Cape Fear Chapter of A.B.W.A., she was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church. She always looked forward to a game of bridge and enjoyed knitting for Guidepost “Knit for Kids”.

Anna Laura is survived by her daughter, Anna N. Benton and husband George; 2 granddaughters, Barbara Pickett (husband Keith) and Leslie Dunbar; two great granddaughters, , Lauren Preston and Megan Pickett; and one great great granddaughter, Addisyn Preston.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Saturday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Devon Park United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Bill Adams and Rev. William Pearsall. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Pickett, Jimmy Sidbury, Robbie Bowell, Adam Butcher, Kenny Stoots, and Andy Benton.

Memorial gifts may be made to Devon Park United Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Church building fund or the charity of one’s choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403  910.791.9099


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  • May 15, 2016
    Hope Benton says:
    Ms. Martin was very kind and nice to everyone. May she be free and happy in heaven.