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SERVICE and MEMORIALS
Martha Ballis Mathis, age 86, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away on December 10, 2017. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Martha Ballis Mathis will be held 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at The Mansions of Alpharetta, 3675 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022 (470)365-2800. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Alpharetta First Baptist Church Building Fund 44 Academy ST, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Condolences may be shared at www.GeorgiaCremation.com
LIFE and FAMILY
Mrs. Mathis was born November 6, 1931 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Martha grew up in Tennessee where she met her husband of 65 years, John. Their married life took them to Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, back to Tennessee and finally to Georgia. Martha leaves a trail of friends everywhere she went. Her smile and kindness will be remembered and missed. Martha was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Nicholas Ballis; mother, Emma Louise Pouder; brothers, Nicholas Ballis, William Pouder and George Pouder.
Martha is survived by her loving husband, John A. Mathis; daughters, Elizabeth Mathis and Christine Baum and spouse, David. Other surviving family include grandchildren, Gentry Baum Kozub and spouse, Matthew, Ashby Mathis Baum, Christian Davis Baum; and great grandson, Thomas Charles Kozub.
The family is being assisted locally by Georgia Cremation 3570 Buford Highway, Suite 202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678)584-0914.
Goodbye Is Not Forever
When you lived your life for others
and you loved without condition
When you made so many laugh
and your smile won’t be forgotten
When you left behind an empty place
that no one else can fill
When the friendships that you shared
long to be renewed
When you built your life on hope
and fulfilled it every day
The footprints that you left behind
will bring us face to face
So, goodbye is not forever,
You’re only steps away
Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.
Love you Aunt Martha❤️
The obituary was beautiful, we are sorry to miss the services. We will be thinking and praying for all of you.
Love, Vickie & Stan
Patricia Proctor says
Three brothers, four sisters for the first 41 years. Eldest brother left us first in tears, Followed by the third born. Then the fifth in line left us one morn. Eldest sister second in line has gone to heaven her star to shine, Just us three left to carry on, till one day our journey is done. We loved you and will miss you Martha. Give momma, our brothers, and our Dads. a hug. Till we meet again.
You will be missed, You were such a Beautiful Lady. Love you Aunt Martha
So glad to have known the sweet mother of one of the sweetest mothers I know. She left a wonderful legacy of kindness for her family!
Dana De Pena says
It was always an exciting time when you would come to visit or we would visit you. I remember as a child, you would give me your undivided attention when I talked with you, and it made me feel so special. I try to pass that on to my own children and my students. You set a meaningful example.❤️
Diana Fisher says
We remember always your kind and loving and protective friendship to us. How you visited us at our New York home and how you stood beside us when we buried our Johnny. Your entire family has always been an inspiration to us and we mourn the loss of your beloved wife and mother – our dearest friend Martha.
Matthew sends you his most sincere sympathy, as does Denise. They both remarked about your faithful love in calling me. We all remember Martha with love and pray for her and for you her family. May her memory be eternal. Amen.
Sharon Barry says
Praying for all Martha’s family. I have fond memories of Martha and her fun spirit and beautiful smile. I’m sorry for the loss of this special lady. Sharon Barry
Bill and Ann Lohmar says
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of this dear, special lady. She embodied a true Christian spirit in every way. We have such wonderful memories of her and family and loved her dearly. We pray for John, Chris, Liz, and the whole family.
Debbie Morroni says
Heaven gained another Angel, Mrs. Mathis will be greatly missed. A true woman of God and a blessing to all who knew her. Prayers to Mr. Mathis, Elizabeth, Chris and John.