Frances Freeman Martin


Frances Freeman Martin, 84, of Sumiton, went to be with her Heavenly Father Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at her residence. She was a godly, devoted mother, grandmother, choir member, and church member of Sumiton Church of God. She loved to worship and praise the Lord.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Assembly Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 2 p.m. at New Life Christian Assembly. Rev. James Aycox will officiate. Burial will be at Brasfield Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mady Ernest Freeman and Audie Mae Key Freeman; son, Timothy Wayne Henderson; daughter, Deonna Jean Martin Vines; grandson, Larry “Lee” Blevins; granddaughter, Debbie Johnson Wilson; one brother; and three sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Henderson and Tony Henderson (Anita); daughters, Betty Henderson Johnson (James), Mary Henderson, Donna Henderson Calhoun (Terry), Linda Henderson Reeves (Gene), Kathy Henderson, Tonya Martin Langston (Dwayne), and Katisha Martin Head (Kris); 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Marvin Freeman (Judy) and Marlon “Pete” Freeman (Peggy); sisters, Brenda Freeman Elliot and Linda Freeman Watson; and several other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Delaney Mitchell, Chris Vines, Brad Welch, Tommy Rainey, and Tanner Wash.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323