Marian Floy (Bishop) Martine was born in Robertson County on July 20, 1923 to William Elisha Bishop and Minnie Lee Bishop. She was the youngest of 4 living children, 2 siblings died in infancy. She died of complication of a stoke on December 7, 2020 at the age of 97 years and 5 months.
Marian lived a full life surrounded by family and friends until she suffered a stroke 2 years ago, and had to move from her retirement living facility to a skilled nursing facility. Her home was always open to friends, family, and neighbors. She always had a cup of coffee and cookies ready for drop in company. She enjoyed gardening, making jellies and canning vegetables from the garden. She was also very talented in her artistic needlework. She did intricate counted cross stitch work. She was active in her Elliott Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Hearne, teaching Sunday School Classes and attending WMU until her health declined.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, J.W. Martine, Jr. in 2002, brothers Buford Bishop and M.L. Bishop, sister, Bobbie B. Cole, and son-in-law, Roy E. Wilkerson. She is survived by her son, Garland Martine and daughter-in-law Bettie of Bryan, daughter, Malta M. Wilkerson of College Station, Grandchildren, Lisa W. King and her husband, Mitch of College Station, Rodney Martine of Wheelock, and Marc Wilkerson and his wife, Raquel of Lake Jackson. Also surviving her are 5 great granddaughters and 6 great great grandchildren: Marcie Wilkerson and children, Trevor and Hailey Long, Stacie W. Greaber and husband, Mason and children Hazel and Ben Greaber of Missouri City, Courtney K. Stuart and husband, Allen and children Rebecca and Emma Stuart of Lake Jackson, Laura King of College Station, and Jennifer King of College Station, nephews Roland Cole and wife Karen of College Station and Gerald Cole and wife Barbra of Austin.
Until her death, our family had five living legends with her having six great-great grandchildren. She left a legacy for us that will live through the memories that she gave us.
Due to COVID restrictions, a graveside service will be held for immediate family only.