Martha Collins Coleman age 97, went home to be with the Lord July 9, 2017, at NHC HealthCare of Smithville. Martha was born February 16, 1920 in Atkins, Arkansas to her parents, the late Emmett and Eula Voss Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bradley Wilson Coleman and her younger sister, Shirley Jeanne Collins House.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and husband Jim Wood with whom she made her home for the past twenty years; granddaughters, Shirley DiAnne Maxwell Wood and Christine Manders and her grand-dog, Levi of Jacksonville, Florida. She leaves behind many beloved cousins and treasured friends all across the country, who look forward to seeing her again one day.
Martha was a fine Christian lady, a member of Wellspring Church in Blytheville, Arkansas, and an outgoing inspiration to many wherever she lived. She was office manager for Robertson Distributing Company in Blytheville for 50 years. Upon retirement, she moved to Arlington, Texas the home of her daughter and son-in-law, then moved to Smithville, TN with them in 2000. One of her favorite quotes by the Apostle Paul, "...whatsoever 'state' I am in I will be content." She never lost her sense of humor.
Her family has honored her request to be cremated with a memorial service to be held at her church, Blues Hill Cumberland Presbyterian, McMinnville, TN at a future time. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.