Martha Ann Hill, was born on, October 25, 1955, in Greenwood, Mississippi, to the union of, Bennie and Lillian Austin Sr.
Martha attended Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Martha knew and loved the Lord at a young age. She followed the Lord and glorified his name, every day with the time she was given on earth. Martha attended Friendship Baptist Church, under the leadership of Bishop Duane C. Tisdale, from 1986 until May 9, 2020.
Martha was anointed with the Holy Spirit, and was filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. She believed in listening to the sick spirits, grieving hearts, and the healing of lonely souls. Martha asked the Lord, why do you continue to bless me? He replied, "so you can continue to be a blessing to the people around you". She believed that falling is an accident, but staying down was a choice in which the choices we make, determines our path into the light of God. She knew the Lord would keep her safe, she was not afraid because she knew to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. She knew that there is power in prayer, and when it was time to pray, she was not to be disturbed. She prayed for a heart free of sadness, a mind free of worries, a life full of gladness, a body free of illness, and a day full of the Lord's blessings
Martha enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, photography, writing,repairing items, caregiving in which she loved to take care of her Mother, spiritual guidance, neighborhood watch, talking on the telephone, listening to world events on television, great debater, interior decorator, she loved eating and sampling different foods and doing the cupid shuffle and she loved the song Thank you for being a friend on the T.V. show, Golden girls.
Martha passed on 05/09/2020, to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by Father, Bennie Austin, brothers, Willie Brown, and Charlie Brown and special sister in law, Marie Brown.
Martha leaves to cherish her memories six brothers: Robert (Claire) Brown, Walter (Vera) Brown, Bennie Jr (Dollie) Austin, William (Crystal) Austin, Anthony (Patty) Austin, and David (Lesidia) Scott. Five sisters: Olivia Coleman, Daisy (Ivory) Payne, Ruth (Willie) Howard, Lillian (Harry) Leflore, Ola Austin. Six children: Vanessa Austin (Brandon Warren), Marvin (Myrna) Austin, Monica Austin, Kendricks Hill (Antionette Gaitor), Tiffany Woodson, and John Hill (Nicole Murray). 23 grandchildren, Javon Stephens, Todd Austin, Keyerra Austin, Ariel Austin, Sean Woodson, Marvin Austin Jr, William Austin, Lakendria Tisdale, Kendra Hill, Kenisha Hill, Kenia Hill, Kendricks Hill, Dominick Austin, Cario Hill, Kendall Hill, Keondra Hill, Zoey Murray, Kiealya Hill, Kelis Hill, Keenan Hill, Kenny Hill, Kennedy Hill, and Johnathan Hill. 10 great-grandchildren, Skyy, Dreyonte, Micah, Micah jr, Sammy, Arianna, Semaj, Mi'love, Ace and Javon Jr and a host loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends