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 Martha Bidelle <I>Kerr</I> Cummings

Martha Bidelle Kerr Cummings

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 30 Dec 2006 (aged 83)
Crosby, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Highlands, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17303167 · View Source
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Martha Bidelle Kerr Cummings departed this life peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at the age of 83 after a long battle with dementia. Martha was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by her family and those who knew her. Martha was born on September 14, 1923 in Shreveport, Louisiana to William and Virginia Kerr. The family later moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where Martha spent her formative years, graduating from Central High School. She then moved to Houston, Texas where she met and married the love of her life, Charles C. Cummings Sr. They were married for 57 years, until his death in 2002. Martha worked as an executive secretary, working for the Port City Stockyards and later for Armco Steel, retiring in 1982. Martha enjoyed bowling, participating in the Keenagers Bowling League, had a passion for reading, and was a fervent movie buff. She was also an avid animal lover, never turning a stray away. Her home was always filled with an assortment of animals. Described as having a heart of gold, Martha was always willing to help other people. She had a deep, unwavering faith that she shared with her family. In her retirement, Martha enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, William A. Kerr Jr. She is survived by her children Charles C. and Leslie Cummings of Pearland, Texas; Bill and Mary Cummings of Highlands; Tim and Carlis Cummings of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Ginger and Ken Atton of Highlands; her grandchildren Melanie Cummings, Aaron and Katy Cummings, Chris Cummings, Rachel and Brian Warren, Zachary Cummings, Elissa Cummings, Michael Warren, Jason Atton, Derick Atton, and Eryn Atton; great-grandchildren Drew Warren, Caitlyn Warren, Neal Cummings, and Caleb Cummings; her sister, Bonnie Bolls; her sister-in-law Joy and George Irving; and special family friends, Clif Warren and Beryl Tippins. Pallbearers will be Aaron Cummings, Zachary Cummings, Michael Warren, Brian Warren, Clif Warren, and Derick Atton. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 2, 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Beau Rosser officiating. The family would like to give special thanks to Odyssey Hospice for their excellent care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. (FM 2100), Highlands, Texas 77562. (281) 426-3555.

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  • Created by: Bill Wallace
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17303167
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Bidelle Kerr Cummings (14 Sep 1923–30 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17303167, citing Sterling White Chapel and Cemetery, Highlands, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bill Wallace (contributor 9568499) .