Mary Anna Wallace Martin
Mary Anna Wallace Martin, 77, of Jayess, passed from this life on Aug. 27, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter. A celebration of her life was held Aug. 30, 2020, at Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church. Rev. Ronnie Turner, Rev. Bren Smith, Rev. Gary Robinson, and Rev. Dallas DeMoss officiated, and burial was in the church cemetery. Hartman-Jones Funeral of McComb handled arrangements.
Pallbearers were Craig Battle, Joshua Martin, Zack Bacot, Bren Smith, Dallas DeMoss, and Byron Delaney.
Mary Ann was born Aug. 9, 1943, in Tylertown, to the late Bill and Nina Wallace.
She was a faithful Christian and loving mother. Mary Ann graduated from New Bethel Christian School and later taught there for 13 years. She was an excellent seamstress, making clothes for her six children and many others. Mary Ann was an amazing cook and known for her Peanut Butter Cake recipe. She was an artist and also an avid gardener. Her flowers and her yard were always beautiful. She retired from Walmart Supercenter in McComb.
She was known for her friendliness and for having a great big hug for everyone she met. She was a member of Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Roger Wallace; and her oldest son, Nathan Martin.
She is survived by one son, Scott Martin (Tasha Martin), of Denham Springs, La.; four daughters, Regina Battle (Scott), of Jayess; Sam Coon, of Crossville, Tenn.; Christy Delaney (Byron), of Jayess; and Robin Martin, of Forest; seven grandchildren, Caleb Martin (Rachel), Brooklyn DeMoss (Dallas), Zack Bacot, Joshua Martin (Jana), Carmen Coon, Craig Battle, Hanna Bacot; and two great-granddaughters, Emma Martin and Abigale Martin.
She is also survived by three brothers, Smitty Stuckey, of Panama City, Fla.; Willie Wallace (Joy), of Brandon; Butch Wallace (Melanie), of Jayess; one sister, June Smith, of Jayess; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.