Nell Brewer Martin, 93, Iron City, Tennessee, peacefully joined her Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 20, 2021 at North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, Alabama, surrounded by her devoted family. She was born August 2, 1927 in Wayne County, TN, the daughter of the late Charlie Washington and Mamie Todd Brewer.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Leonard Randolph Martin. Survivors, sons, Travis, wife, Mary, Lutts, TN; Kenneth, wife, Louise, Sammy, wife, Vicky, Charles, wife, Angie all of Iron City, TN; daughter, Dianne Todd, fiance’, Ronnie Hunter, Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Kelli Cowan, husband, Chris, Sean Todd, Christie Littrell, husband, Brent, Bridget Martin, Anthony Martin, wife, Lisa, Tyler Martin, wife, Cara, Cameron Martin, wife, Abby, Connor Martin, wife, Morgan; great-grandchildren, Will Durrett, fiancee’, Maegan, Jack Durrett, Addie Kate and Tessa Littrell, Eli and Knox Martin, Ryan Martin, Rhett and Drew Audrey Martin; brother, Norris Brewer, wife, Katherine and sister, Judy Daniel of Iron City, TN. She was also preceded in death by sons, Mark and James Matthew; daughter, Donna Rebecca; grandson, Brian Martin; brothers, Dexter, Mack, Faye and Carlin Brewer; sisters, Jewell Ezell and Eva Kelley.
Mrs. Martin, a devoted Christian and lifelong member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, had an enviable green thumb and could grow practically anything from a clipping. Fiercely independent, she tended to a large garden and canned its produce into her early 90’s. She was also a wonderful cook, gifting family and friends with her famous pecan pies and chicken’n dumplings. She made more pans of biscuits than we could even count.
Services were Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11 am at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Collinwood, TN with grandson, Anthony Martin officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery, Middle Butler Road, Iron City, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing. Pallbearers were Sean Todd, Tyler Martin, Cameron Martin, Connor Martin, Will Durrett and Jack Durrett.
The family wishes to extend their love and special thanks to Karli Witt and Michelle Franks for all the love and care they provided our mother over the last year. Also, many thanks to Lindsey Beckham at Deaconess Home Care and sincerest thanks to Compassus Hospice and Dr. Danny McFall for providing wonderful care during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, attn: Donations, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.