Oatis Martin, Jr.

Published 12:03 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Jordan Hill M. B. Church, Carson for Mr. Oatis Martin, Jr., 61, who died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his home in Wilson, North Carolina.  Elder Thad Peters officiated with burial following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Oatis Martin, Jr. was born to the late Ottie M. and Rachel Martin in Prentiss.  He joined South Pleasant Hill M. B. Church at a young age. He worked at Ingalls Shipyard for several years.  He later moved to Wilson, North Carolina and worked as an apartment manager for Alliance One. He married Debbie C. Peters and to this union three children were born, Keith, Kelvin and Sheronda.

He was preceded in death by: three siblings, Dollie L., Genevie and Willie V. Martin.

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He is survived by: three children, Keith L. Peters, Kelvin S. Peters and Sheronda Martin; five grandchildren; six sisters, Annie L. Easter of Jackson; Margie N. Martin, Ella M. Johnson, Shirley M. Jones and Darlene Rogers all of Prentiss; Gloria Pope of Brookhaven; three brothers, J. S. Martin and Jervis Martin both of Prentiss; Robert (Shirley) Martin of Wilson, North Carolina; and many other  relatives and friends.