A celebration service for Martha Bridge Brewer will be held at First Baptist Church, Quitman, TX on Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held fro 6-8 p. m. on Friday at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman.
On November 16, 1927, Martha Lee was born to Kelcie and Mildred Ross.
A Yantis native, she began working at the Wood County Courthouse after graduating from Quitman High School.
She enjoyed 45 years of service to Wood Co. with 18 of those years as an elected official as County Clerk.
She married Clarence Bridges on January 16, 1950. They enjoyed 31 years of marriage until his passing in l981. She married Charles Brewer in 1996. Both men enriched her life as she did theirs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Clarence, and son-in-law, Ron Baker. Martha is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Becky Baker, and a son, Lanny and wife, Dawn, all of Tyler. she was blessed with 6 grandchildren; RuthLee McLain and husband, Ben, of Missouri City, TX; Rich Baker and wife, Katie, of Cedar Park, TX; Robyn Baker of Dominican Republic; Hannah Brashier and husband, Matt, of Tyler; Isaac Bridges of tyler; and Jenna Brewer of Conyers, GA: and 5 great grandsons. Martha is also survived by three siblings- KiefferRoss of Pottsboro, TX; June Garmon of Miller Grove; TX; and Anna Bradt of Lake Dallas, TX;
Martha had a rich heritage of southern gospel music and the Ross family sang often in the area. After retiring in 1992, Martha made time for volunteering at the local hospital as a "pink lady"; was involved with the Pilot Club and played the piano for Sunday services at The Heritage for many years. She dearly loved being surrounded by her family. A homemaker at heart, she found quiet pleasure in sewing, cooking and will be remembered, like the Martha who served Jesus, as a selfless servant in ministry to others.
The family would like to thank the many physicians, nurses, and caregivers who showed compassion and care for our sweet Mom, wife, and Nanny.
Donations can be made to Alzeihmer's Association or a charity of your choice.