Valdosta Daily Times


April 17, 2014

Martha Ellen Sansberry

-- — Martha Ellen Sansberry, 82, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Langdale Hospice House after a lengthy illness. Born in Lakeland, Ga., on Feb. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Creed Davis Sasser and Janie Cleo Read Sasser. Mrs. Sansberry was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. She was a generous, loving mother and grandmother and a dedicated Christian lady who walked the walk and talked the talk.  

Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Ronald Avery of Valdosta; one son, John V. (Johnny) Sansberry, Jr. of Lake Park; three grandchildren, Ron Avery, Jr. US Navy, Ret. (June) of Norfolk, Va., Jennifer Avery of Valdosta and Lisa Okroi (Sam) of Norman, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Ashley Avery, US Navy, of Sicily, Italy,  Lauren Avery of Norfolk, Va., Hanna Hanna (Justin) of Easley, S.C., Austin Myers of Tifton, Alesa Bennett of Valdosta, Morgan Okroi and Samantha Okroi of Norman, Okla.; ZoeAnn Hanna of Easley, S.C.; sister-in-law, Emma and Jimmy Moore of Valdosta. Mrs. Sansberry was preceded in death by a brother, William Sasser.   

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home.  The Rev. Chip Fuller will officiate. Burial will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hospice of South Georgia.  — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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