Obituary of Layiah W. Martin
Layiah W. Martin, age 87 of Beaumont, passed peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.
Layiah was born April 20, 1924 in Chester, and was the daughter of the late Berton and Beulah Wall Winters.
She was employed for many years by the former Commonwealth Telephone Co., Dallas and was later employed by the Rural Health Corp., Noxen.
Mrs. Martin was actively involved in both the Northmoreland Baptist Church in Centermoreland and the Cross Creek Community Church in Trucksville.
She was a devoted wife to her late husband, "Woodie", and was a beloved mom, grandma and great grandma. She will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Layiah was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.
She is survived by sons: Elwood (Skip) E. Martin and his wife, Jackie of Beaumont; Pastor David Martin and his wife, Cathy of Sweet Valley and James L. Martin and his wife Laurie of Coon Valley, Wisconsin; grandchildren: Stephen, Lisa, Jeffrey, Sara, Holly, Dan, Becky, Nate and Aaron; great grandchildren: Drew, Kayla and Adam Martin, Hannah and Emma Blazure and Gabby Iorio; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 12:00 noon from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. James R. Howell, pastor of the Northmoreland Baptist Church, officiating.
A private interment will be in the Memorial Shrine Park, Franklin Twp.
Friends may call 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, prior to the service on Friday.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Northmoreland Baptist Church, 21 Ripple Brook Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or the Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville, PA 18708.
Layiah's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Meadow's Nursing Center for the kind and compassionate way that they took such wonderful care of all her needs.To send flowers to the family of Layiah Martin, please visit Tribute Store