Charlotte Burks Martin White, 92, of Little Rock, formerly of Dumas, passed away on October 3, 2016 in Little Rock.
She was born March 24, 1924 in Wilmar and was the daughter of the late James R. Burks and Mamie Carson Burks.
She was a lifelong member of Dumas First Assembly of God Church, where she served as president of Women’s Ministries, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She served as the manager of the school cafeteria at Central Elementary in Dumas for 14 years.
She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, reading her bible, working in the church, watching and listening to her mockingbirds, spending time with her family and cooking. No one could cook like “Mamaw Martin”, who was known for her homemade pies and Mississippi Mud Cake.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Chester Martin and Grady White; two sisters, Coletha Barlow and Dorothy Lane; six brothers, Ralph Burks, Monroe Carson, J.C. Carson, Bruce Carson, Steele Burks and Leroy Burks; and two great grandchildren, Corey McGee and Lindsey Martin.
She is survived by her five sons, Robert L. Martin and wife Judy of Spring, Texas, Bill Martin and wife Maritza of Lynn Haven, Florida, Chester Martin and wife Marsha, of Lynn Haven, Florida, Charles Martin and wife Laura of Woodstock, Georgia, and J.D. Martin of Little Rock; a daughter, Freda Martin of Russellville; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Visitation is October 5, from noon until 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Both the visitation and funeral service will be held at Dumas First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Walnut Lake Cemetery in Dumas.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements are made by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.