Hise, Mary Lee (LaFayette)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Mary Hise
Mary Hise
Mary Lee Martin Hise, 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia, died on Monday, October 8, 2018, in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013. 

A native of Walker County, she was born Feb. 21, 1932, daughter of Julian Leroy “Red” and Sonie Ruth Swanson Martin. 

In addition to her husband of 60 years, Leon Franklin “Frank” Hise, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty Frances Martin Vess, and brothers, Ross Gilbert Martin and Donald Franklin Martin. 

She is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Sherman) Gibbs of LaFayette, Sonja (Joe) Morgan, and Sylvia (Jimmy) Bailey, both of Jefferson, Georgia; grandchildren, Eric (Brandi) Gibbs and Rachael Gibbs (Jim) Maples, both of LaFayette and Jim Bailey of Jefferson; three great grandchildren, Julian and Rebekah Murray and Harper Gibbs all of LaFayette. In addition, she is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.  

Mary Lee’s greatest passion was raising her daughters. She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress.  She made her own clothes as well as clothes for her daughters.  She also made most of her granddaughter’s dresses. 

After her daughters left home she began to quilt with a group of ladies at Center Point Baptist Church of the Noble Community which she was a member of for many years.  She later joined the Second Baptist Church in LaFayette and after moving to Jefferson she joined the First Baptist Church. 

A visitation and service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. Visitation will be from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Center Point Baptist Church in LaFayette.  The funeral will follow at 5:30 p.m. with Reverend Todd Smith officiating.  Burial will be at the City of LaFayette Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Jefferson Foundation at P.O. Box 246, Jefferson, Ga., or to the Second Baptist Church Food Pantry at 500 West Main Street, P.O. Box 542, LaFayette, Ga.

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