Born in Canton, North Carolina in 1929, Martha passed peacefully into God’s hands Sunday, September 4, 2016 surrounded by her family. She goes to join her father and mother, L.R. and Bernice McCurry, her beloved son, Lanny Williams, two nephews and a niece.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 60 years, James Orsini, her daughters Teri Williams Cowan (Bob), of Virginia Beach, and Sue Williams (David Maynard) of Norfolk; grandson Jamie Daniel of Norfolk, step grandson Brent Cowan (Shauna, Cam, Colin) of Virginia Beach; her sisters JoAnne Niemeyer and Sue Reakirt of Albany, Georgia; her niece Mary Chandler Beach (Scott) and their family, of Virginia Beach; and many extended family and friends in Fairmont and Worthington, West Virginia.
Friends and loved ones are invited to help celebrate her life on Sunday, September 18, between 1 and 3 pm, at 5012 Newsome Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sentara Foundation/Hampton Roads
6015 Poplar Hall Dr., Suite 308, Norfolk, VA 23502, and mark them to support Hospice House, a small piece of heaven filled with love, caring, compassion and dignity. Everyone who works there has a halo and wings under their scrubs. Not only did they take extra special care of Mom, they took care of us.