Minnie Lee Martin, 103, passed away on May 8, 2023, in Huntersville, N.C. Minnie Lee Rucker Martin was born November 22, 1919 in Hart County, Georgia to the union of Mr. Jefferson Rucker and Mrs. Beatrice (Mattox) Rucker.
Minnie attended Hart County Schools, in Hartwell. Georgia. Minnie, her husband James and children left Hartwell, GA and moved to Statesville, NC. She was an entrepreneur, a domestic worker, and worked in the service industry. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, helping others, and watching wrestling. Minnie was a member of Shinnsville United Church of Christ and volunteered at Shiloh AME Zion Church. In 2022 Minnie and her older sister Ida were honored as the first in the Silas and Vinnie Mattox Family to reach and pass 100 years of age.
Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, Jeffrey and Beatrice Rucker; her husband, James L. Martin; her son, Harold “B.J.” Martin; her grandson, Richard Martin; her great-grandsons, Richard “Jermaine” Martin, and Antwan Martin; her brothers, B.J. Rucker, Hollis Rucker, and Hassett Rucker; and her sisters, Delaney Holland, and Geneva Moore.
Minnie is survived by her daughter, Jewel Martin Flowers; her grandchildren, Randy Flowers (Everlena), Wayne Martin, Todd Martin (Natasha), Tuesday Martin (Kyle), Teresa Redmond (Craig), Wanda Mundy (Norman), Deborah Williams (Terrence), and April Chambers (Patrick); 21 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Ida Ruth Martin; special friends, Larry Hickman, Geneva Gray, Sarah Smith, Gladys Redmond, Michael Everhart, and Sheila Ann Gray; her special “daughter” niece, Opal Stockton; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at Shiloh AME Zion Church, Statesville, N.C.
The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Dr. Betty Graves, will follow at 1:00 p.m.
Burial will be held at Belmont Cemetery. A repass will be held after the burial at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.
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