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Martha Allison

Martha Ann Allison (Steele)

Tuesday, December 21st, 1943 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

And God said He will wipe all tears from your eyes.

Celebrating the life of
Martha Ann Steele Allison

Mrs. Martha Ann Steele Allison aka” Memaw”76, was born on December 21,1943 to the late Augustus and Lizzie Steele. She gained her wings on Saturday May 2, 2020 at home surrounded by her children and Pastor Brooks following an extended illness.
She grew up in Harmony, NC and attended Unity High School. She graduated and married Willie Allison in 1961, who proceeds her in death along with a daughter Pauline. She worked at South Iredell High School for many years. She owned her own cleaning services for several local doctors and dentists, then later gained employment at Zimmer’s Patient Care where she retired.
Memaw was a devoted sister, loving wife, magnificent mother and loyal friend, she was an avid animal lover, canner and gardener. She also loved doing ceramics and crafts. She loved traveling around the world, driving fast and furious cars with talking motors. Her motto was that she can only drive one way, ” Fast”. She loved teaching her grandchildren and daycare babies their letters and colors shapes with a deck of playing cards. That was her real hobby and singing her legendary made up song: _______ is my baby when ______ is not around ha-cha do-ha cha do, ha cha do, do. Which has become a tradition to our family that will passed on for generations to come.
She was a mother to many and would open her doors, arms and heart to all. They called her home a safe haven for all who entered.
Memaw is survived by 5 children, Enez (Andre) Blount of Raeford NC, Joetta (Donald Ray) Bines, Willie Allison, and Markus Allison all of Statesville, Charlene Allison of Stony Point. She has 25 grandchildren (list names) 30 great-grands (list names) and her honorary grandchildren Kaleel Burke, Kamdom Gillespie, Raven White. Also, children she helped raise as her own whom called her mama: Matthew Dixon, Chris Henderson, Chris Leaviner and Polly Thompson. Special nephews Charles Steele Jr and Jimmy Steele and devoted niece Janice Steele.
She is survived by 5 brother Clarence Steele, Dallas (Irene) Steele, John (Dorothy) Steele, Jimmy Steele and Charles Steele. She has three sister-n-laws which survives her Janet Steele, Mildred Allison, Carolyn Knox. And 9 siblings which proceeds her in death plus her three sister-n-laws Carolyn Steele, Dorothy Steele, and Rosalyn Steele.
Martha leaves to cherish her lifelong friends Margaret Tenner, Lydia Wilson, Paula and Leonard Gabriel, Lozona Tate, Linda Knox, Barbara Allison, Jennifer Clifton, Johnna Myers and Brenda Miller a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
If you every crossed her path you can truly say that you were blessed by her presences with many smiles to come.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, May 7, 2020, at St. John Baptist Church in Statesville, N. C.
Reverend Burrel Brooks, Pastor will officiate and burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Park. Mrs. Allison will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 11:30 a.m.

There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    St. John Baptist Church
    Address
    Church Street
    Statesville,, NC 28677
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    Officiant
    Reverend Burrel Brooks
  • Interment

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020
    Location
    Iredell Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Highway 21 South
    STATESVILLE, NC 28625
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Lee Bailey

Posted at 08:03am
My name is Lee and Martha was my doll baby She taught me how to run as a kid as she would chase me and race me and beat me running. I went on to NCSU to play football and further my education and I credit her for what speed I had. I loved and still love that woman My condolences to the kids. God loves you so I do too. Truly missed in trying times. Love Lee Bailey.
 

Joetta Phelps Posted at 08:35am

She loved you too you was one of her heartbeats also she always said you was fast just not as fast as her 😂 we love you too
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Otis Bailey Jr (Rick)

Posted at 06:05am
Very sorry to hear of Martha's passing. One has to admire her passion and how she lived her life. Prayers for the family in this difficult time.
 

Joetta Phelps Posted at 08:46am

We all were very blessed to have her in our lives thanks you
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Sharla Gillespie

Posted at 11:46am
Send my love to my family I love you and sorry for my absence ❤️❤️😘 love Sharla Gillespie
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Adeline Wilkes

Posted at 09:32am
It was a Blessing to meet this Wonderful Woman. We shared a few laughs together. Later on I was Honored with have Joetta and Janice has my nurses. I see where they get their caring Spirit from. I Pray for Strength and Peace in the days and months to come.
 

Joetta Phelps Posted at 08:48am

Thank you my friend love you
 

Joetta Phelps Posted at 08:48am

Thank you my friend love you
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Metalsa - SS

Posted at 05:38pm
We are sorry for your loss, no words can be said that would help the sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
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