Mrs. Martha Jane Sailem was the daughter of the late M. P. Matthews, Sr. and Lucille Matthews. Martha was born in Lincolnton, Georgia on December 5, 1944.
Martha was a member of the St. James AME Church for many years and served faithfully on the Usher's Board until her health failed. She loved her children and grandchildren and she never upheld her sons in any wrongdoing.
Her sons stated "she was a mom that was not scared of her children... when she talked everyone listened." After she gave you a spanking, she would say "run by me" so she could give you her final part of your punishment.
On April 5, 2017 God called and Martha answered and was led by His hand into the place in which He prepared. God granted her the time to seek, trust and believe that there is eternal life if you just believe.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Jessie Sailem, Sr., children: Jackie Sailem and Levertis Sailem, and siblings: Robert Cullers and Kate Robinson.
She leaves to cherish her memories her Sons: Jessie Sailem, Jr. (Carol) of Dublin, GA, Nathaniel Sailem of Baxley, GA, Wallace Sailem (Shirley) of Birmingham, AL, Roy Sailem of Baxley, GA, Cedric Sailem (Robin) of Baxley, GA, David Sailem of Jacksonville, FL and Tracy Sailem (Lee) of Hazlehurst, GA;
Sisters: Geneva Ryals (Gus) of Baxley, GA and Mary Lee Brown of Lincolnton, GA; Brother: M. P. Matthews, Jr. of Baxley, GA;
Special Friends: Mae Ellis, Mozella Hall, Maude King, Ruby Lee Rooks, Minister Nettie Smith and Peggy Smith. She also leaves to cherish her memory twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
C.M. Brown Funeral Home
26 Northside Street
P.O. Box 308
Baxley, Georgia 31515
Saturday, April 8, 2017
St. James A.M.E. Church
418 Comas Street
Baxley, GA 31513
Old Field Memorial Gardens Cemetery
117 Old Field Cemetery Road
Baxley, GA 31513