July 2, 1936 - February 15, 2018
Martha Ann Beasley (Mott), aged 81, went home to the Lord surrounded by her family in her home at 6:37 AM on February 15, 2018. Born July 2, 1936 in Fulton, Mississippi, Martha was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, and friend.Martha never met a stranger; people gravitated to her all throughout her life, drawn to her kindness, her humble heart, and her gentle words. She inspired the best in those who loved her by the way she lived her life; genuine and honest, she was “the same in her parlor as she was on the public streets.”Martha grew up a sharecropper’s daughter in Wilson, Arkansas, and though her family often struggled, she always smiled when asked about her girlhood days. Instead of hardship, she spoke of love, laughter, and beautiful memories under a Southern sun. She married Buck in December of 1953, and together they built a life in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She worked at Leblanc Corp. for 30 years, retiring as a supervisor. She and Buck moved to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and she continued to invest her time in the lives of her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Martha loved good books, good coffee, and good conversations, and her southern cooking would feed your body and your soul at the same time. She didn’t know how to complain, and in her presence, you knew you were loved and heard. Nothing felt better than making her laugh.
Services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday February 18, 2018 at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sunday February 18 at Senter Funeral Home.
Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 64 years, Charles Buck Beasley; her sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Janet Beasley and Ray and Pamela Beasley; her grandchildren, Justin Beasley, Ryan Beasley, Diana Harlow, John Franz, Shelby (Vincent) Guzzetta, Jacob Beasley, and Kalli Beasley; her nieces and nephews, Bill (Sandy) Thorson, Alice Thorson, Laura Thorson Schurman, Liz (Mike) Pekol, Linda Clarke, Randy (Debbie) Wilson, Kenny (Charlotte) Beasley, Cindy (Randy) Brouwers, Jeff Thomas, Pam (Langdon) Alger; 8 great-grandchildren; and her many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Jettie Dulaney, and her sister, Alsie Thorson, and is currently celebrating a sweet reunion with them.
Online Condolences can be shared with the Beasley family at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com