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 20, 2010
    Heidi Knott Bennett says:
    For My Dad's little sister! I had not seen Aunt Martha in quite a few years. The last time I saw her was about 2 years ago, she was sitting at her dining room table. For everyone that knew her, that is where you could always find her. Just seeing her sitting there it was like time had stood still. She had not aged a bit! It took me back 30 some years when all of the kids were running in and out of the back door, usually arguing about something! She was so happy to see me and my Mom. It was truly like I had never left! I know in my heart that she is with her parents and her brothers now. There is a BIG BROTHER that is very happy today, but a whole family that will cry from their loss. I love all of you and I am very sorry that I can not be with you. I will see you all very soon! Love you all, Heidi Knott Bennett!

  • September 19, 2010
    Linda Linares says:
    Jacquie, I am sorry about your mom. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.