Fannie Wright Martin

Fannie Wright Martin, 85, of Siler City, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 surrounded by her family at her home.

Mrs. Martin was born in Orange County on February 7, 1936, the daughter of George and Lillian McPherson Wright.

Fannie previously attended Mebane Chapel UHC, was under watch care and participated in the Spiritual Echos Choir at Gees Grove AME Zion Church, and until her passing she was a member of Emmanuel Fellowship Church of God in Christ. In addition to her parents, Fannie is preceded in death by her brothers, George Wright, Jr., Earl, Gert and Curtis Wright; sisters, Annie Bell Clark, Pauline Brooks, Margaret Whitted, Betty Whitted, and Janie Johnson; and granddaughter, Victoria Martin.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lennis Martin; daughter, Jackie Headen and husband Arnold of Siler City; son, Darius Martin and wife Robin of Siler City; sisters, Marinda Wade and Lillian (Carlo) Wright; brothers, Thomas And Otis Wright; grandchildren, Jacqueline and Dwight Headen, Alexis and Jeremiah Martin; great grandchildren, Layla Adams and Landon Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Martin will lie in repose on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00-1:00 PM, on Thursday, October 14, 2021, with the funeral service following at 1:00 PM at Gees Grove AME Zion Church, 245 Gees Grove Road, Siler City with Pastor Victor R. Womack officiating and Pastor Myron Miller, Eulogist. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. Masks will be required during all services.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Martin family.

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