Martha Erwin Harris Holland Baptiste, 88, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at her home in Southaven, Mississippi. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Minor Memorial United Methodist Church in Walls, MS. A memorial service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Martha enjoyed many things in life including teaching, fishing,gardening and reading. Oh how she loved to read. Martha would read any and everything she could find. She also enjoyed all the activities like playing bingo and cards at Life Pointe Village. Most of all, Martha loved and enjoyed her family and her friends. She will be truly missed by those who knew her.
Ms Baptiste is survived by her son, James (Anna) Holland of Walls, MS; grandchildren, Samantha of Oxford, MS, Brett of Walls, Daphne and William of Hermitage, TN; sister, Wanda Fowler of Brandon, MS; daughter-in-law, Pat Holland of Hermitage; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Baptiste; son, William Holmes Holland III; parents, Edward and Maggie Harris; adopted parents, Frank and Lillian Erwin; sister, Edeen Galbreath; brothers, Kenneth Harris, and Joe Frank Harris.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that everyone reach out to that person you have been meaning to call. If you want to contribute in her memory, then do so to any church or charity of your choice.