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Aug. 15, 1944 – Feb. 7, 2023

Martha Jo Huggins, age 78, of Starlington, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service was at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at First Baptist Church, Georgiana, with Johnson Funeral Home, Georgiana, directing arrangements. Service was officiated by Bro. Allen Stephenson and Randy Williams.

Mrs. Huggins is survived by her husband of 58 years, Deryl Wayne Huggins; daughters, Paige James (Tracy) and Tracy Long (Donald Hadley); grandchildren, Zac James, Lindsay James, Justin James, Joley James (Matt Smith), Jared Long (Carson), Gracie Watts, Thomas Watts (Hannah), Zander Long (Alyssa) and Griffin Marston; great great grandson, Jackson Long; son-in-law, Michael Marston; brother, Randy Williams (Carol); and her special nieces and nephews.

Martha Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ada Bell Williams; daughter, Beth Watts; and granddaughter, Katie Belle Long.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to First Baptist Church, 411 North Meeting Ave, Georgiana, Alabama, In Memory of Martha Jo Huggins.


The one you turn to when times are hard. The one you run to when times are good. The one that settles your heart and calms the storms. The one you call for advice on how to be a parent yourself.

Mama was all of this and more! Through all of her hardships, she remained steady, stoic and strong. Nothing kept her down for long and she resonated strength and where withal. She fought so many health battles and she did so with dignity, grace, oomph, and love for her family utmost faith in her heart. She was a survivor of breast cancer….TWICE. Saw her husband go through cancer and all three of her daughters. She watched one daughter bury her child. Then a few years later, buried her own. Her faith and tenacity…..obviously, apparent to all that knew her and loved her.

She was a follower of Christ first and foremost. She was Daddy’s Queen and a 2nd-to-none Mama to Paige, Tracy, and Beth. Then there is her greatest joy… her grandchildren and her great grandchildren and her great great grandson. Being their Nana was her greatest pleasure! Mama said often has she known grandchildren were so great, she would’ve had them first! She was also a stellar aunt to her nieces and nephews, along with all of the people she was a bonus Mama or Nana too. To be loved by Mama meant you were well-loved and you knew it.

She was always quick to love, quick to laugh, and quick to offer words of wisdom. She taught her family how to love and to love hard. She also taught us grit, strength and faith. We will use these gifts she left us to go forth without her here, but also rejoicing that she is whole and healed and with her loved ones that met her in Heaven.

Thank you Mama for leaving us with your eternal love. We will miss you and love you always. We will carry your memories of you with us in our hearts. We love you forever Mama.


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