Norma was born 11/12/1942 in Walfdo, Arkansas to the parents of Rev. Roosevelt Martin Sr. and Jewel Celeste Martin who both proceeded in death.
Norma leaves to cherish one sister, Carolyn Martin of Dallas, Bother Roosevelt Martin Jr., two sons Ivory Martin (Vickie), Herschel Martin (Kathy), one daughter Reba Martin-Waters and Daughter proceeded her in death.
When I am Gone
When I am gone, release me – let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you love,
you can only guess, how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each have shown,
but now it is time I travelled alone.
So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
so bless those memories within your heart.
I will not be far away, for life goes on.
so if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you, soft and clear.
Then when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home”