Martha Bartlette Henley

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have

        called you by name.... When you pass through

        the waters.... I will be with you... when you

        walk through the fire you shall not be burned...

        For I am the Lord your God... you are precious

        in my eyes...and I love you.

        Isaiah 43:(Selected excerps) verses 1-4.

        Martha Bartlette was born in Powhatan, VA on March 13, 1932 to the late Alberta and Joseph Bartlette.

        She departed this life at her home on Friday August 6, 1982.

        She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she attended regularly.

        We shall miss her far more than words can express. She was a lovely person and was loved by many.

        She is survived by 2 daughters, Dianne and Melcine, 2 sons, James and Jerome, one daughter-in-law, Kim, 3 brothers, James, Robert and Russell, 4 sisters-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.

A heart of gold stopped beating
Two shining eyes at rest
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
God knows you had to leave us
But you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you
The day He took you home.
To some you are forgotten
To others, just part of the past
But to us who loved and lost you
Your memory will always last.

The Family

reprinted by permission
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