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Fork Creek Baptist Church
Monday December 28th, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Monday December 28th, 2020

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Martha Sue Ortiz



In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2020, Martha Sue Ortiz, age 84, of Marion, North Carolina, made that wonderful cross over to Heaven at Autumn Care of Marion.  The daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth Kent Laughter, she was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on December 06, 1936. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Revonda Ann Laughter.


An avid shopper, Martha enjoyed reading; and before her health began to decline, she was known to start a project restoring anything she put her mind to.  Spending time with her family, especially her grandsons, meant the world to her.


Martha is survived by two daughters, Kathy Marsh (Bobby) and Angie Ortiz Huskins (Jimmy); three grandsons, Dakota Arrowood, Slater Ortiz and Joey Elliott; and three great granddaughters, Cali, Royal and Alaina.


A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.


Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.  Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Martha’s memory are asked to consider Alzheimer’s Association-Western North Carolina, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209 or by visiting www.alz.org.  





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A candle was lit in memory of Martha Ortiz

Pamlia Freshour Lytle Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Ortiz

Kathy Allison Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Martha's passing. I haven't seen her in years but I will always remember her wonderful sense of humor. I love her and I am thankful for her sweet memory.

Mott Buff Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy & Angie, Im so sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful lady with a wonderful sense of humor. Ill be praying for you both and your family.

Susan Benfield Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of Marthas passing, she was a good roommate for mom, she always had a smile on her face.
Annie Hoyles Family

Lisa Smith Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Ortiz

Doris Smith Pritchard Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Kathy and Angie, I am so sad to read about your Mom's passing. Wil and I both loved her a lot. Always laughing and cutting up with us, she was great fun to be around. My prayers are with you for Peace and Comfort. Love to you both. Jim (and Wil)

Jim Robinson Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of getting to know Martha at Autumn Care. She always had the sweetest smile. All of the family, I meet, it was obvious that all loved her. She will always be remembered. Praying for the family

Vanessa Stevenson Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Kathy and Angie. Your mom was a beautiful and special woman who loved her girls and grandchildren. God bless you all as you grieve your loss. Love you.

Priscilla Golas Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Ortiz

Mary Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

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