Martha Lee Edmiston Wiggins

by Lynn McMillen
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F.6.15.24 Martha Wiggins.jpg  Martha Lee Edmiston Wiggins, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning, May 9.

Martha was born in Cove Creek, Watauga County, NC on June 25, 1936. As a teenager, her family moved to Longview, TX where she graduated high school. She married Bill Bennett on June 4, 1955 and they had two sons, Mike and Mark. While they moved a bit with Bill’s job, they ultimately settled in Bonham, TX. During her time in Bonham, Martha spent many happy years working at the VA. Later in life, she married Jimmy Wiggins and they eventually moved to Florence, AL to be close to her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Jo Bob Taylor.

Martha enjoyed playing bridge, reading, working jigsaw puzzles, spending time with Margaret and Jo Bob and her favorite little dog, Jasmine, and being with her family whenever she could.

Martha is survived by her two sons, Michael Bennett (Sarah) and Mark Bennett; stepsons, Jimmy Wiggins, Rob Wiggins (Paige) and Mike Wiggins (Andrea); and her nieces, Cris Taylor Stephenson (Robert) of Florence and Traci Taylor Welch (Don) of Muscle Shoals; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Wiggins; her parents, Grady Clyde Edmiston and Mary Ethel Greer Edmiston; her sisters, Barbara Anderson and Margaret Taylor; and her brother-in-law, Jo Bob Taylor.

A memorial service will be held to remember Martha at First Christian Church, located at 700 N Wood Avenue in Florence on Thursday, June 20, at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church or to your favorite charity.

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