The pastor’s wife of Healing Hearts Church, 1210 W. Warner Avenue was a resident of Guthrie, Oklahoma for five years.
Sister Judy Gale Martin died at OU Medical Center in Edmond, Oklahoma on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. Sister Martin was 59 years of age.
Sister Martin was born in Wynne, Arkansas on August 16, 1953. She was the daughter of Eugene and Mattie Louise Ivy. She graduated from Taft High School in Taft, California.
Sister Martin was Judy Ivy until she married Paul Martin, the love of her life on June 15, 1974 in Bakersfield, California. Together they had two children in 38 years of marriage. Sister Martin was the pastor’s wife and a member of Healing Hearts Church where she always loved working in the children’s ministry.
Sister Martin loved spending time with her family, playing the piano and playing Yahtze and going to yard sales with all her friends.
She also loved children so much.
She always loved for children to come over and spend the night with her at the house around the neighborhood.
Sister Martin loved to spend all the time she had with her children and grandchildren.
All children better knew her as Me-Maw even when she monitored as an assistant to her husband volunteering on school bus for Guthrie Schools.
Sister Martin was taking care of things up until the day before she died, giving orders and instructions to everyone. Survivors include her son’s and their wives, Pastor Paul and Lisa Martin of Houston, MO, and Arkansas State Trooper, Jason and Regan Martin of Brinkley, AR., three sisters, Jannette Huffman (Ivy), Anna Tallman (Ivy), Esther Crabtree (Ivy), brother, Tommy Ivy, four grandchildren, Kirstin and Caleb, Brannon and Jaxon.
Her father Eugene Ivy, mother Louise Ivy and brother Glen Ivy precede Sister Martin in death.
Sister Martin’s funeral services were entrusted with Community Funeral Home of Guthrie and Interment in Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Section Garden Psalms 23 of Guthrie on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating were District Bishop Chad Bernard, Administrative Oklahoma Bishop Darrell Rice, Oldest son Pastor Paul Martin II, Bishop Douglas Brothers and loving husband Bishop Paul Martin Sr.
The family wants to express thanks for all the help from various hospitals, Guthrie Fire/EMT Department and especially to Dr. Curtis Travis of Crescent and Pulmonary Dr. Stephen Hull of Edmond, and Companion Home Hospice Health Services of Guthrie.