Martha Mariah Foster Luffman

Published 8:16 am Monday, June 24, 2024

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Mrs. Martha Mariah Foster Luffman, 77, of Milling Road, Mocksville, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024 at her home.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1947 in Davie County to the late William David and Margaret Elizabeth Godbey Foster.

Martha was a devout Christian and devoted to sharing her faith through her love and talent for singing and by helping anyone in need in any way possible. She was a friend to everyone and tried to see good in everyone. Family was important to her and carried on the tradition of her mother’s canning vegetables and old style of cooking. Never having had children of her own, Martha was there for her nieces and nephews to be a friend, confidant, companion, and partner-in-crime. She was fiercely protective of each and every one of them.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: an infant brother, Johnny Foster; brothers, James Foster and Carroll Foster; a nephew, Richie Foster; a niece, Melanie Foster Turner; 2 great-nephews; and her special furry friend, Angel.

Survivors include: her husband, Donald R. Luffman of the home; a sister, Mary Foster Williams of Mocksville; nieces, Kathy Foster of Myrtle Beach, SC, Glenda Everest Bennett of Charlotte, Beth Foster Goad, and Pamela Williams Kettenburg, both of Mocksville; 5 great-nieces and 5 great-nephews, of which she had special relationships with, William Bennett, Brittney Willis Rivera, Kaitlyn Viars, and Justin Viars; and 4 great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew, of which she was particularly close to, Aidan Calletano and Nadia Calletano.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Rose Cemetery,with Rev. Glenda Bennett officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9-10:45 a.m. at Eaton Funeral Service, and other times at the home.

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