Martha Gray Hardison

November 2, 1935 - September 19, 2010
Martha Gray Hardison

Martha Gray Knott Brownie Hardison 74, of Wilmington died Sunday September 19, 2010 at her North Chase home.

Martha was born in Fayetteville, NC November 2, 1935. She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Wheeler Knott, father Erving Stanley Knott, Sr., 2 brothers, Erving Stanley Knott Jr. and William Douglas Knott, also by her husbands Charles Eugene Brownie Sr and Jack Eugene Hardison and a nephew Paul Knott.

She is survived by 3 sons, Charles Eugene Brownie Jr. and wife Grace of Honolulu, Hawaii; Ray Brownie Sr. and wife BJ of Leland, NC; and Tony Beale of Wilmington, NC, five daughters, Betty Ann Brownie and Jacqueline Hardison Shackelford and her husband Rudolph (Shack) of Wilmington, NC, Barbara Brownie Reynolds and Debie Brownie Shelley of Leland, NC; Carol Mills Williams and husband Lee of Roanoke Rapids, NC, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and several dear in-laws.

A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday September 22, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service. The family will see friends immediately following the service.

The family would like to thank Shawn Johnson the hospice nurse for all the special attention she showed to the family during Martha’s illness.

The family would like memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401

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  • September 21, 2010
    Lance says:
    Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope you're doing well.

  • September 21, 2010
    Toni Simmons McLean says:
    I'm very sad and sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. XOXO Toni Simmons McLean

  • September 21, 2010
    Grace Dowless says:
    Dearest Debie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that not only do you have friends to show you love and support during this difficult time, but now you also have an angel to be with you to help and guide you always.

  • September 21, 2010
    Amanda Moss says:
    Debie, My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family through this difficult time. I hope that time, and the knowing that she is in a better place brings you peace. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  • September 19, 2010
    Doug Bevell says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. The loss of a parent is a very hard thing. Hold onto the memories as they will help. May God bless you all during the days and weeks to come.