Mary Ellen Martin
February 10, 1935 - January 20, 2021
Mary Ellen Martin, age 85, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Born in Crisfield, MD on February 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Cullen Peyton and Kathleen (Cox) Ward. Mary Ellen graduated from Crisfield High School. She met her husband, Albert “Al” Martin, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Franklin, IN then 2 years later to Newark, where they raised their family. Mary Ellen took pride in being a homemaker and raising her children. She enjoyed visits to their beach home, especially with her family. Mary Ellen was an active member of Kingswood United Methodist Church and a 40-year Girl Scouts of the USA fellow. She and Al shared a love of travel, and visited many wonderful places together. Mary Ellen was an avid doll collector and nature enthusiast, and delighted in watching domestic and wild animals. She will always be remembered as a people person and joyful spirit.
In addition to her parents, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Albert Kenton Martin and daughter, Lori Martin Copson. She is survived by her children, David Martin (Kelli) and Sandra Lantz (Brian); grandchildren, Jennifer Copson (George Heckert), Jeffrey Copson, Jessica Berkeridge (Stephen), and Scott Martin; and great grandchildren, Jackson and Ian Heckert, Evan Berkeridge, and Rhiley Copson.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, 225 Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 or Kingswood United Methodist Church, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713 or Cheyla’s Rescue Foundation, 3930 Red Lion Road, Bear, DE 19701.