May 22, 1943 - October 24, 2014
Gladys Annett Martin of Irving,Texas, passed away on Friday October 24, 2014. She was 71 Years old.
Gladys Annett Martin born on May 22, 1943 in Dallas,Texas to Cleo and Aretha Allen. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Jackie Martin Sr. Her sons, Jackie Martin Jr. and his wife Donna, of Irving Texas, Jimmy Martin of Grand Prairie, TX, Joey Martin and his wife Babs of Justin, TX; and her daughter, Latosha and fiancé Jason Arceo of Irving, TX. She had 9 grand kids, David, Angela, Jennifer ,Lucretia, Jackie (Rooster) Christopher, Nicole, AJ and JJ and she was preceded in death by two grand daughters, Autumn and Cathryne. 6 great grand kids, Christina ,Alex, Averi, Addison, Brooke and Tyler. Gladys has three siblings, Alton Allen of Carrollton, TX, Maydale Woodall of Denton, TX, Ronnie Allen of Paris, TX and preceded in death by Jaquita Brown of Krum, TX and Donnice Bannister of Sherman, TX.
Gladys grew up on Myrtal Springs, she was a member of Faithway Baptist Church, she moved her membership to Lee Tot Baptist. Gladys married Jackie Martin and they had 4 children together. She had her boys and when the youngest son graduated she was blessed with the little girl she always prayed for. Gladys was a homemaker and a care giver. Friends and family always gathered at her home. It didn’t matter who showed up for dinner she somehow always had plenty and made everyone feel welcome. If you were one of the neighborhood kids you never had to worry when the ice cream truck came by, if Gladys didn’t have the money to buy extra she would have her kids split what they had and share with you.
Gladys took care of many of the grandchildren while her kids worked. Her kids never had to worry because they knew their children were safe, happy and loved while in her care. In fact most days they would have to force the kids to leave just to give Granny a break.
Her grand kids say they remember when she would pick them up from school, she would either take them by her house first so they could get for ice cream, or a Hostess cup cake, Twinkies she kept the pantry stocked for them.
Gladys loved the Lord and would make sure everyone knew Him. She was a true testimony of His love. She will be missed.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 27,2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at North Dallas Funeral Home in the Brooks Family Chapel.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:30 am at North Dallas Funeral Home in the Brooks Family Chapel.
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