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Martha Jennings

Died: Tue., Nov. 17, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
Location: Amsterdam Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
Location: Amsterdam Memorial Chapel

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Martha Kershaw Jennings quietly transitioned to etemal rest on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
at Montefiore Hospital in New York City.
Martha was the first child of six born to the late Lawrence and Malisia Kershaw on August 20, 1926 in Sumter, South Carolina. She was educated in the public school system in Sumter until she relocated to New York City to complete her education and seek employment.
It was during her time in New York City that she attended and later became a member of Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church. It was also during this time that she met and fell in love with a young man from Tortola, British Virgin Islands named Stanley Jennings.The two were married on March 26, 1950 and became the proud parents of four children: Roy, Joy, Brenda, (now deceased) and Patricia Karen.  Martha and Stanley were married for forty-fouryears until they were separated by his death on August 18, 1994
Martha was a devoted wife to Stanley and a wonderful motherto her four children. She took joy in preparing wonderful, tasty, and nutritious meals for her family. Her talent as a seamstress ensured that her children were always properly clothed. She was also blessed to be able use this talent as a means of providing extra funds for educating a growing family.
After years of being a homemaker, Martha began her career outside of the home. She was employed by the State Insurance of New York City and worked diligently until her retirement in 1996.
Martha had a very sweet spirit and was kind to everyone she met whether it was at work, at her church, or in her neighborhood. She willingly helped those who were in need and has helped a great deal of people during her lifetime. She was an active memberof her church until health problems limited her involvement. At the time of her death,she was a member of CityTabernacle Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was truly a kind and caring person.
In her declining years Martha was lovingly cared for by Miss Sandra Providence. Sandra's devotion and dedication to our mother will always be deeply appreciated by the family.
Martha  is survived by three of  her children:  Roy Jennings(Eva),Joy  Jennings- Campbell (RonaId), Patricia Karen Jennings- Donovan (Carlton ) an adopted son Arnold Burton; a Ioving son-in­law, Clarie Williams (Brenda);four grandchildren, Shayla Campbell Parker (Shawn),CJ Donovan, Aaron Donovan, Malissa Williams,andAndrew Jennings;twogreat-grandsons, Donyel J. Parker and Darien J. Parker. Her sisters, Sarah and Virginia Kershaw, preceded her in death, but she issurvived by her three brothers, Lawrence Kershaw, Charles Kershaw, and Willie-Thomas Kershaw(Jessie). She also leaves to mourn her passing a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Rest peacefully dear Mother.  You will forever live in our hearts.
The Family

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Miss G
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
On behalf of our entire staff, deepest condolences on the loss of beloved mother.

Mindella Singleton
   Posted Mon November 23, 2015
My deepest sympathies to all of you!!!
she was a dear friend to my mom (Hilda Singleton), and a second mom to me. I am sure that your parents and mine are in heaven now reminiscing about old times.
My love to you all!!

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