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Lorain Baptist Church

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Calvary Cemetery
Tuesday April 27th, 2021

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Lorain Baptist Church
Tuesday April 27th, 2021
10:00pm - 12:00pm

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Mary Louise Martin

Mary Louise Martin (nee Johnson), age 85, went to be with the Lord and united with the love of her life and soul mate, Vernon on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, while under the care of Cleveland Clinic Hospice.  Her loving family remained by her side when she passed away at her daughter’s home in Lorain due to complications from a stroke.

Born April 29, 1935 to the late Arthur and Geneva (nee Wilson) Johnson in Millstone, Kentucky, she later moved to the Lorain area where she resided until her passing.  She worked for a gift bow factory in Cleveland as well as a plastic factory, making Mr. Coffee parts.  Above all, Louise was a stay-at-home mom and wife.  She loved her family with all her being and was always attentive to her family’s needs and well-being.  She was noted for her selflessness.

She enjoyed baking cupcakes and bringing Kool-Aid to the kids during gatherings.  Her big heart extended not only to the grandchildren that she adored, but also to her “furry kids” as she was known to rescue many animals.

Louise is survived by her daughter, Crystal (Edward) Mervis; son, Jimmy (Kim) Martin; grandchildren, Anthony, Aaron, David, Kristen, Jesse and Wade; sister, Myrtle (Bill) Hughes; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Vernon Martin; as well as her sister, Vonda.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Lorain Baptist Church, 3640 Palm Ave, Lorain.  Rev. Dempsey Miller will officiate.  Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. 

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Loved your sweet spoken voice Aunt Lou. And your love for the orange cats. Have 2 myself now.
Donna Kay

Donna Harris Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to all of you.

Rick and Karen Combs Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

My sweet cousin Louise...I am sad that I will no longer be able to visit you or talk to you on the phone, but I am rejoicing that you are walking streets of gold in Heaven, and getting to see the love of your life.
To my cousins that lost your Mom and Grandma I am praying for comfort for you. Lou was like a second Mom to me, and I know you will miss her very much. When that sadness creeps in think of where she is, and that Vernon and her are together again.
I love you all, and will be here for you whenever you need me.

Renita Martin Dotson Apr 25 2021 12:00 AM