Martin, Gladys Annett


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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7 replies on “Martin, Gladys Annett”

Donna Martin says:

Even tho you didn’t give birth to me, you have been my mom for 35 years. I have learned so much from you over the years about how to be a good mother. You always set such an awesome example about giving “non-conditional love” You loved and took care of everyone. Your home was the place everyone went made us all feel loved and wanted. You loved God and I know that you are walking hand in hand with him now. I know that my Mom was waiting at heavens gates to hug your neck and Thank you for stepping in and being my mom, after she left this earth. I love you Gladys, I hope you know what a special person you were to all of us,

Shana Martin says:

For the past 24 years, you have always welcomed me into your home with open arms. You always wanted to give and never wanted anything but love in return. Your love for your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was apparent all the time! You always spoiled anyone who you could, related or not! Knowing you are in heaven makes my heart at ease because now you are spoiling two more granddaughters! You will be greatly missed!!

Bernadine Jones says:

Gladys, you took me into arms the very first time I met you and treated me as if I was your own. You had a loving heart that knew no evil. You were gracious and opened your door to all of us. I love you and will miss your beautiful smile. Rest in Peace my precious Angel, I know you be watching over me!

Angela Martin says:

Granny, I will never forget all the love that you showed to everyone non-stop. You were so loving and always cared and worried about everyone, blood or not, everyone was family to you. I will miss all the calls every time there is a car wreck and one of the car’s description matches mine, and the calls to warn of a rapist in the area. I always knew that you cared and worried about me. Oh, and if I ever see someone that appears to be talking to the cops on the phone I will always wonder if they really are because your “front porch” phone didn’t even have a battery, but by golly, those cops were always “on their way.” There are too many memories to list them all, but these I will never forget, like the time you had me sing Strawberry Wine by Deanna Carter about 10 times in a row. I will cherish our song forever. I will think of you every time I smell White Diamonds. Only you can wear that scent the way you did, and all of us girls will always remember the “proper” way to spray perfume, as you taught us one Christmas. I know you are having a ball up there with our Heavenly Father, and I know how much you have always missed Aunt Keeta. I bet you 3 girls are having a blast up there. I love you Granny and I will never forget how much you loved me. I will see you again someday. May you rest in peace.
P.S. I hope they don’t have switches up there cause those things hurt….so I hear.

Carolyn Pallett says:

Gladys. Mike and I lived across the street for 25 years. You watched our children grow up. We could always depend on you to keep an eye on our house and Ginger and James. I always felt so safe have you as our neighbor. You always knew what was going on up and down the street. After we moved I always missed looking out the front window and not see you sitting on your porch. I know when you see Ginger you’ll tell her how much we miss her. When I would come by to visit we always talked as if we had seen each other yesterday instead on months. You will be greatly missed.

Regina Jones says:

I am so sorry for your loss. Caring thoughts are with the family during this time of great sorrow. It is my heartfelt prayer that God give the family peace in your quiet moments and comfort to replace your grief. I know your hearts are very heavy right now. But in the days to come, your smile will return, as you remember the good times you shared with Gladys. Our Dear Lord Jesus suffered much, so that one day, we will no longer have to experience the pain of losing our love ones. Revelation 21:4 promises, “And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and Death Will Be No More, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain, be anymore…” Until then, may this promise from God give you hope and bring you peace.

Carolyn Pallett says:

Sweet sweet Gladys you will be greatly missed.
After living across the street from you for 25 years
We moved away.
I missed looking out my front window and seeing
you on your front porch. You always kept an eye
on the house and Ginger an James when they
we’re outside. I will always be greatful.
Now that you are in Heaven please kept watch over
Ginger till I get there.

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