The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday June 23, 2018 at the New Hope Baptist Church, GA Hwy 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia, where Rev. Allan Waters is pastor. The Rev. Alfred Biggs, pastor of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Harrison Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Addie was born to the late George Whitaker and the late Arrie Bell Harris Whitaker December 15, 1935 in Macon County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by seven siblings, A. C. Whitaker, L.T. Whitaker, Eddie Whitaker, Willie Harris, George Whitaker, Pearlie Mae Williams and Olivia Granville. Addie was united in holy matrimony to her one and only love Melvin Martin, Sr., and to this union they were blessed with nine children. Two preceded her in death: Milton Martin and Marion Martin.
She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. At an early age she joined the Brown Chapel Baptist Church After uniting in Holy Matrimony with her husband, she joined the Harrison Chapel Baptist Church where as she exemplified her worth as a member of the Harrison Chapel Senior Choir and a dynamic cook on the Kitchen Committee Ministry. Her fried chicken was the best in the land along with her chicken pot pie. After many years of dedicated services she retired from the Macon County Board of Education as a cook from the Macon County Elementary School.
Survivors are her beloved children, Edith Brown, Montezuma, Georgia, Melvin Martin, Jr. (Ernestine), Americus, Georgia, Felicia Martin, Bonaire, Georgia, Malinda Johnson, Rhonda Hite, both of Montezuma, Georgia, Peggie Davis (Wayne), Perry, Georgia and Cynthia Martin, Montezuma, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren including one grandson she reared, Timmy Warren and one devoted granddaughter, Jasmine Davis and fifteen great grandchildren; a loving sister, Mollie Irene Felder, Perry, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law include Nissie Felton, Annette Smith and Rudine Martin, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Jerry Granville, Warner Robins, Georgia, Mary Hill, and Roberta Stockner (James) all of Naples, Florida and Alice Carswell (Charles) of Tampa, Florida, Ruth Martin, Columbus, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews including a devoted niece Gloria Childs, Warner Robins, Georgia, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive family and friends and the home of Peggie Davis, 232 South Langston Road, Perry, Georgia.