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Martha Speach

Martha "Mot" Speach

Saturday December 23, 1933 - Monday November 11, 2019
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Jesus said, “Come unto Me, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me; and ye shall find rest to your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29

Mrs. Martha “Mot” Speach, 85, of Mauldin, South Carolina, passed on Monday, November 11, 2019, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Ben Griffin and Zolene Mayes Griffin Garlington.

She attended public schools in Ninety-Six, South Carolina, and was a plant seamstress for over 35 years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was baptized at Young Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Chappelle, South Carolina, later she became a member at New Inspirational Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later joined the Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Peek; a grandson, Jamon Webster Gardner; and two brothers, Willie Mayes and Johnny Griffin.

Left to cherish many fond and loving memories are her daughter, Rosia “Rotchie” (James L. “Jimmy”) Gardner of Mauldin, SC; two grandchildren, James Alex (Mesha) Gardner of Houston, TX, and Jami Alexis (Dominque) Wilkins of Greenville, SC, two great-grandchildren, Bryce Dixon Wilkins and Brayden Mayes Wilkins; two special friends, Ruby Sanders and Nancy Williams, both of Philadelphia, PA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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  • Service

    Friday November 15, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am
    Poplar Springs Baptist Church
    290 Springdale Drive
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  • Interment

    Poplar Springs Baptist Church
    290 Springdale Drive
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Barbara Clark

Posted at 10:47am
Hello Mrs. Gardner and Family,
This is Sharelle and I am wanted to extend my Thoughts and Prayers out to You and the Family.
Always remember that she will always be with you in thoughts and most of all Memory.
Sharelle Clark

Cathleen and Tyre Phillips

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