Friday, April 13, 2018

Martha Jane Reid

Martha Jane Reid, 57, of Ackerman, MS passed away Friday, April 13th, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle in Columbus, MS. Visitation for Martha will be held Sunday April 15th from 5-8 P.M. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. The funeral service will take place at 4:00 P.M. on Monday April 16th at Ackerman Baptist Church with burial following at Enon Cemetary.

Martha was born on December 30th, 1960 to Mike and Jackie Martin of Kosciusko. She graduated from East Holmes Academy in 1979 and received her Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education from Mississippi State University in 1984. Following her graduation from MSU, she worked at Holmes Community College as a teacher in the daycare. She also taught kindergarten at First United Methodist Church in Kosciusko for three years. For the next 10 years, she was an employee of Dr. Claude A. Jackson's office in Kosciusko before becoming a full-time homemaker until her death.

On June 18th, 1988, she married Dale Reid, and together they had two children, Miranda Worrell (Josh) of Ackerman, MS and James "Bo" Reid of Lubbock, TX. On June 30th, 2015, she welcomed her only grandchild, Noah Worrell, whom she adored. In addition to these family members, she is survived by her mother, Jackie Martin of Kosciusko; her brother Randy Martin (Jamie) of Lake, MS; her sister Marilyn Gatlin (Del) of College Station, TX; her mother-in-law JoAnne Reid of Ackerman; her sister-in-law Jan Bunch (Will) of Saltillo; 4 nephews; 1 niece; and many cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Mike Martin of Kosciusko, and her father-in-law Carlton M. "Bo" Reid of Ackerman.

Martha was a member of Ackerman Baptist Church and an avid supporter of Choctaw County Athletics.