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

Please share memories and condolences by clicking on the “Sign Guest Book” tab above.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • September 21, 2010
    Scott Anderson says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and especially my co-worker and good friend Debie Shelley during this very difficult time.

  • September 21, 2010

  • September 21, 2010
    Norma Howerton says:
    Hi Debie, My prayers are with you in this difficult time. Your mother is walking with the lord, and how wonderful that is to know in this time of sorrow. We miss you at work, there is no replacement for our Debie!! Love you, Norma

  • September 21, 2010
    Sandy Morgan says:
    Dearest Debie, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  • September 21, 2010
    Wanda Knott Martin & Jesse Martin says:
    My deepest sympathies go out to my family in this hard time. I love you all and miss you, I loved aunt Martha deeply and I find comfort that she is not suffering. I'm sure her and my Dad are playing video games as I speak. Love to all, Wanda KNOTT Martin (Phil. 4:13)