Jeanette Martin Cumber

February 6, 1942 - May 14, 2017
Jeanette Martin Cumber


Jeanette Martin Cumber (Nette) 75 of Wilmington NC was called home to be with the Lord Sunday May 14, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She was a wife, mother, grandmother (Mema) and greatmother. She was a friend to anyone who knew her and knew how much she loved loves and cared for her family. Her warm heart and beautiful smile will be missed by so many as she had a big family and many friends. She is preceded in death by her father John Henry Martin, her mother Alice Hathaway Dilda, her husband of 52 years Bobby (Fuzzy) Wright Cumber Sr., her daughter Darlene (Tina) Brock, her brother Larry Martin, and great daughter Charity Butler. She survived by her 3 children Wanda Jeanette Butler, Bobby Wright Cumber Jr., and Keith Martin Cumber (Tami) all of Wilmington NC, 4 siblings William Martin (Jane) of Hampstead, Faye Pait of Winibow, Harry Martin (Nancy) of Boilings Springs Lake and Brenda Bozeman (James) of Leland NC, 10 grandchildren Sara Clewis (Rob), John Butler Jr (Sherry), Brandie Cumber, Billy Carr, Jason Carr, Jessie Carr, Michelle Brock, Noah Brock, Courtney Cumber Haley Cumber. 8 great grandchildren and 1 one the way, several cousins, nieces and nephews and her best friend who she loved like a daughter Barbara McGuire and many many friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family. Funeral Services will be announced at a later date.

“There’s a time to say goodbye”

There’s a time to say goodbye
The reason why we don’t know
We just know that God decided it
was time for you to get your wings
and fly.

We’ll miss our little talks and the comfort of your soft gentle hand
We’ll try to dry our eyes and trade our pain
Instead we’ll rejoice and be happy knowing you’re in the promose land.

So now that you’re in heaven as promised everything is greater
We’ll continue to fulfill your wishes here on earth and we’ll keep in mind
This isn’t goodbye it’s just I’ll see you later.

Graveside service Friday, May 26,2017 2:00 pm. Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington NC.


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  • May 21, 2017
    Kristy Louden says:
    So sorry for your loss.. your mama was a sweet woman. I know you all will miss her like crazy.. sending you all my love and prayers

  • May 27, 2017
    Kelly Mattarocci says:
    I was blessed to meet Jeanette on a handful of occasions. I really got to know "mama" through Barbara's stories. The stories sometimes were happy and sometimes sad. BUT they were always full of the love and strength that Barbara and "mama" shared. Thank you, "mama" for being a strong inspirational loving woman. Rest in peace.

  • May 26, 2017
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  • May 22, 2017
    James A. Gell says:
    My condolences and prayers go out to the entire Cumber Family. So very sorry for your loss lots of love and prayers to you all.