Martha Elizabeth Lewis King

Published 7:25 am Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Lewis King, 80, of Cooleemee, transitioned to eternal life on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at The Woltz Hospice House in Dobson.

She was born Aug. 17, 1943 in Troutman to the late Oneve and Della Billings Lewis. Martha loved church and singing. Gospel music made her happy as she sang alto while in her healthy years, and then hummed these joyful tunes during her days of dementia. She enjoyed going any and everywhere, loved animals, babies/children, and was extremely friendly to anyone she met.  Martha never met a stranger. Coffee and desserts were her thing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: several siblings; and son-in-law, Darrin L. Hartness.

Survivors include: her husband of 59 years, Jerry William King; children, Lisa King Hartness and William Mark King; grandchildren, Madison Josupait (Andrew), Molly Scarbrough (Cole), Hayley King (Noah), and Tyler King (Sara); great-grandchildren, Hudson King, Jaxx King, Wade King, and Cooper King; brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis (Neva), and David Lewis (Diane); and Collie dog, Sampson.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19 at Lambert Funeral Chapel, Mocksville, with Martha’s nephew, Pastor James Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury. The family invites friends to visit with them at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Mountain Valley Hospice, 243 N. Lee St., Yadkinville, NC 27055; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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