Eunice Thompson Martin

February 13, 1947 - November 18, 2013
Eunice Thompson Martin

Eunice T. Martin age 66 went to be with the Lord Monday, November 18, 2013.

Eunice was born on February 13, 1947 to the late Bennett and Letha Thompson in Cheraw, SC. She was married to her high school sweet heart, Barry Martin, for 48 years. They have two children Jeff (Paula) Martin from Wilmington, NC and Sondra (William) Johnson from Hartsville, SC. The light of her life were her three grandchildren Jess Johnson, Maggie Martin, and Bennett Johnson. She had five siblings, Geraldine (Jimmy) Winburn from Ringgold, GA, Rock (Sarah Ann) Thompson from Cheraw, SC, David Thompson from Cheraw, SC, Charles (Carol) Thompson from Jackson, MI, and Terri (Mike) Garrell from Cheraw, SC. She also had three sister-in-laws Linda (Bob) Martin from Morganton, NC, Nancy (preceded in death Ronnie) from Cheraw, SC and Tricia Teal from Cheraw, SC. She also had many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews which she loved dearly.
Eunice graduated from Cheraw high school in 1965 and began her career at JP Stephens. Later she went to work with her husband at their business Martin’s Jewelry in Hartsville, SC. She was an asset in the success of the business for 28 years. In 1994 they retired to Wilmington, NC. Her passion in life was her seniors at Temple Baptist church where she was a member. She also enjoyed spending time with her “special” friends. Her family whom she loved dearly was her primary focus in life. Every person in her life was touched in some way by knowing her and her love for God and all her family, friends and especially her seniors.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2pm at Temple Baptist church. Rev. Steve Spangler pastor of Temple Baptist church will be officiating the memorial.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to “her seniors” at Temple Baptist church, 1801 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • November 20, 2013
    Carl Susan Watkins says:
    Barry, Sondra, Jeff & Family, So very sorry to hear about Eunice. What a special person she was. She will surely be missed be so many. Please know that we know and share your sorrow. You all are in our thoughts and prayer. Much Love being sent to you.God Bless!

  • November 21, 2013
    Eugene and Linda Tolson says:
    To the Martin family my thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.I know of no words that can comfort you at this time. Eunice was a special person she always made me feel welcome in her store when she was in Hartsville. Barry,Sondra and all of the family you will be in my prayers.

  • November 20, 2013
    Og & Gwyn Stafford says:
    Barry ,May the Lord give you comfort at this time .Your loss will be felt by many.

  • November 20, 2013
    Melissa Cerqueira says:
    Sending your family care, support, and strength during this time Chuck. Take good care of yourself and each other.

  • November 23, 2013
    Evelyn & Charles Dampier says:
    Dear Sondra and Jeff, We just learned of your mother's death and are so sorry. I had heard of her cancer and had all of you in my prayers. Barry, may God give you the peace, strength and courage needed for each day. Your Friends, Evelyn & Charles