Official Obituary of

Sara Camilla Martin

1947 ~ 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Sara Martin Obituary

Sara Camilla Martin was born in Greenville, South Carolina.

She was the only daughter of Amon Achilles Martin, Sr. who was the school principal at Riverside High School (grades 1 - 12) with his wife as the first-grade teacher, Sara Malissa (Noah) Martin. Raised alongside her two brothers Amon Achilles Martin, Jr., DDS, the eldest of the three and Colonel James Noah Martin, U.S. Army Retired, the youngest.

Sara attended Riverside High School, excelled in her studies and departed for college after the eleventh grade.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Texas College in Tyler, TX.   She furthered her education at the University of Houston, graduating with a Master of Social Work.

Her professional career started with the Harris County Hospital District in October 1977, working at Ben Taub General Hospital, where she was a Social Worker through 2009. In 2010 Sara transferred to Disease Management / Home Initiative. During her tenure, she received numerous awards for her stellar performance and wrote many grants to obtain funding for the hospital district. After 35 years, she retired as the Director of Social Services and Clinical Case Management, overseeing Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospitals. Sara was a friend, a sister, a confidant and a constant reminder of what true persistence and dedication is in the workplace.

Since 1978, Sara was a loyal member of New Faith Church, Houston, TX, where she served in many ministries such as: Alzheimer, Tutorials, “I Serve”, Age of Grace, Love Ministry and faithfully attended Bible Study and Sunday School until her illness.

Sara became a proud member of “Forty-Four Sisters of Fortitude “, Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1997. She remained a loyal soror for 26 years...devoted to her chapter and devoted to her sisterhood.

Sara Camilla Martin is survived by her loving three children, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two brothers, her niece, two nephews, her great nephew, great niece, and a host of cousins.  She was the best friend to almost anyone who met her. Sara was gentle, strong and opened her heart and home to anyone who needed shelter or needed to be a part of a family. She gave her wisdom without hesitation and gave her love unconditionally. As sweet and kind as she was, she was a fighter, the true definition of a warrior. If she loved you, you had her loyalty.

We love you Momma, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend. Get some Rest.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a tribute in memory of Sara Camilla Martin (Class of 1969) to:

      Texas College (Office of Development)

      2404 North Grand Avenue

      Tyler, TX  75702

      Online giving: (click on tribute, then enter name of honoree)

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July 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Faith Church
4315 W. Fuqua St.
Houston, TX 77045

Funeral Service
July 1, 2023

11:00 AM
New Faith Church
4315 W. Fuqua St.
Houston, TX 77045

Graveside Service/Interment
July 7, 2023

12:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
195 New Hope Rd.
Belton, SC 29627

Please note
Flowers are not available for this Service .

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