Martha Morings

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 15, 2010

“I heard the voice of Jesus say, come unto me and rest. Lay down you weary one, lay down, your head upon my breast. I came to Jesus as I was, weary, worn and…I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad.”
CHESAPEAKE — Mrs. Martha Jane Wood Morings, the eldest of eight children, was born to Frank Wood and Lillian Ricks Wood on Oct. 22, 1913, in Como, N.C.
She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Franklin. She served faithfully on the Usher Ministry and Pastor’s Aid Ministry.
She was the widow of Clayton L. Morings.
Mrs. Morings peacefully made her transition at her home on May 15, 2010.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Junious L. Morings; her parents; her brothers, Charles, Joe, John and George Wood; and her sister, Emma Wood Cross.
Mourning her loss and cherishing her memories is her daughter, Lillian M. Willie (Freddie) of Chesapeake; two sisters, Elizabeth W. Green of Chesapeake and Mrs. Estella Wood Jones (Alex) of Suffolk; two granddaughters, Tracey W. Burton (Arthur) and Monique McClinton of Bronx, N.Y.; nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; one “adopted sister,” Queenie Powell of Philadelphia, Penn.; a longtime friend, Ruby Haskins of Franklin; four sisters-in-law, Dessie Coston of Suffolk, Mary Lois Boone of Gates, N.C., and Mattie Wood and Alice Morings of Suffolk.
A service of celebration will be held Monday, May 17, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home, 900 E. Washington St., where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010. At all other times, friends will be received at 4304 Thomas Lane, Chesapeake. Interment will take place at Carver Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk.
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