Martha A. Jerrell

Martha A. Jerrell

Martha A. Jerrell, 99, of Lick Creek, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home. 

She was born on May 4, 1921, in Pulaski, the daughter of Barney and Hester Armeedy McBride Lindsey. 

She married Roscoe Minor Jerrell on Jan. 23, 1931. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1982.

Mrs. Jerrell is survived by her son, Dennis (Kathy) Jerrell of Tampa, Fla.; daughters-in-law Geloria Jerrell of Lick Creek and Peggy Jerrell of Cobden; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roscoe; two infant children, Vickie Sue Jerrell and David L. Jerrell; sons Jackie L. Jerrell and Robert Minor Jerrell; grandson Jeremiah Justin Jerrell; two great-grandchildren, Kristi and Silas Jerrell; siblings Earl Lindsey, Arthur Lindsey, Rose Ray, Jewell Hicks and twin sister Mary Lindsey. 

Mrs. Jerrell was a devoted Christian and long-standing member of Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. For 40 years, she ran the nursery at the church and was involved in GA’s in earlier years. 

She was an avid quilter and embroiderer; she made many gifts that were sent out through missions. 

She loved raising flowers, painting, fishing and bird watching. Over the years, she traveled all the United States extensively and abroad, visiting the Holy Land.  

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Anna Heights Baptist Church, with Pastor Darryl Williams officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to the Anna Heights Baptist Church bus fund. Envelopes will be available at the church and at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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