September 5, 1947 - December 12, 2020
Earnest Martin was born on September 5, 1947 in Martin County to Columbus and Melissa Martin. He departed his life on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home. Earnest received his education from Martin County Schools. He worked for many years at Long Manufacturer and worked at Perdue for twenty-six years where he retired. He didn’t stay retired too long, he began to get bored, so he went back to work. Earnest started working at Food Lion and worked there for ten years and retired again. Earnest attended St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Oak City where he became a deacon and served on the deacon board. Deacon Earnest sung in the male choir & mass choir while attending the church until his death. As you can see, he was a very active member. Earnest married the love of his life, Linda Martin, on Oct 5, 1996. Earnest was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus and Melissa Martin, Willie H. Bell and Annie Marie Stanley; brothers, Alfred Martin, Albert Martin, Columbus Martin, Jr. Earnest leaves to celebrate his memories a devoted wife, Linda Martin; his sons, Michael Council (Kimberly) of Durham NC, Troy Jenkins (Kristen) of Maryland; his step-children, Lamont Powell of Bronx, NY, Markale Powell of Robersonville N.C., Veronica Shonta Carson(Brandon) of Hampton, GA; grandkids, Frederick Jr, Kaitlin, Marcus, Tristen, TyQuan, V-Chanti, Areana, Javadiah, Jemone & Maliah; great-grandkids, Oaklyn & Kaisen; sisters, Rosa Mae Boddie (Cecil) of Oak City N.C., Vivian Chance (Nathan) of Robersonville N.C., Rosie Lee House of West Haven, Connecticut, Patricia Little of Robersonville, N.C., Rachel Shields (Larry) of Clinton, MD, Delorse Stanley of Greenbelt, MD, Mary Summer of Tulsa OK, Annissia Bryant (Wilbert) of Williamsburg, VA, brothers; Curtis Martin of Oak City N.C., Jasper Martin of Princeville, N.C., Johnnie Martin (Shirley) of Oak City, N.C., James Curtis Stanley Jr. of Greenville, N.C., Sammy Stanley of Hamilton, N.C., David Stanley of Greenville, N.C., Tony Stanley (Gil), Larry Stanley (Diane) both of Greenville, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
Earnest Martin was born on September 5, 1947 in Martin County to Columbus and Melissa Martin. He departed his life on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home. Earnest received his education from Martin County Schools. He worked for many years... View Obituary & Service Information
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