Gloria R Martin, 79, went home to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 26, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Gloria was born August 11, 1934, in Hastings, MI to Pastor Lawrence and Pauline Bird. She was raised in Woodland, MI before moving to Lansing in 1952.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and father of her four children Robert G. Lee, stepson Jeff Martin, brother-in-law Theron Martin and sister-in-law Marilyn Kersul. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years Howard Martin; siblings, Eleanor (Stan) Chase and Lawrence (Jane) Bird Jr.; children, Douglas (Lori) Lee, Deborah Lee, Elizabeth Borrelli and Jane (Robert) Reutter; stepchildren, Brenda (David) Schoolcraft and David Martin; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with services being held at Lansing South Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with her pastor, Dr. Larry McKain, officiating, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the Sparrow Cancer Center, In Memory of Gloria Martin, 1110 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912.