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Dorothy Mae Martin

December 7, 1938 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 80)

Dorothy Mae Martin also known as "Dot", was born on December 7, 1938, in Rockville, Maryland to the late Roger and Frances Williams. On Sunday, February 3, 2019, she finished her journey and received her wings.

Dorothy was raised in Montgomery County and educated in the Montgomery County Public Schools System (Lincoln High School). As an aspiring cosmetologist, she earned her certification to do hair, and loved being a beautician in the Lincoln Park Community. She grew up with a passion for helping others and helped provide care for her younger siblings soon after their Mother passed.

Dorothy was married to the late Eugene Martin. They had three children from their union, Sharon Antoinette Martin (Deceased), Karen Ann Hopkins, and one son, Eugene James Martin, Jr.

Dorothy moved to Wheaton Maryland in the early 70s. She became a school bus driver for Montgomery County Public Schools where she worked for twenty-jive years. She loved cooking, baking, and helping others. She helped families in need by giving food, clothes; and shoes from her home. During Thanksgiving, she passed out Thanksgiving dinner baskets. Her works inspired Pastor James Harris of Faith Community Baptist Church to start a food bank and a clothing closet for families that were in need. Dorothy held various roles in the church. She sang in the choir, ushered, worked at the food bank, and served as a dedicated Deaconess and Missionary. As a devoted Mother, she raised her three children with the help of God and her church family at Faith Community Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended.

Dorothy was proceeded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers, and daughter, Sharon A. Martin.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory Aunt Mary Brown (101 years old); two children, Karen Hopkins and Eugene Martin; three sisters, Hazel Offutt, Carolyn Weedon and Hope Williams; grandchildren, Terence Hopkins (Davina), Narcissa Gary, Jamal McAddley, Sheena Carter, Eugene Martin, III, Lakisha Martin, Bella Anderson, Brennan Anderson and Bianca Anderson; great-grandchildren,  Anastaisa Gray, McKinzie Gray, Tamiya Hopkins, Terence Hopkins, Jamal McAddley, II,  Kylani McAddley, Brianna McAddley, Devin Fertil, Denair Hartwell, Taihia Carter and Gabriel Martin.

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