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Shirley Mae Martin, age 85, went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2016.

Shirley was born July 24, 1930 in Washington D.C.

She moved to Miami, Florida, as a child and that is where she met her husband, William (Bill) Martin.

Bill and Shirley were married for 60 years and they had six children.

She and her husband and family moved to Alachua, Florida in 1957 and lived in Gainesville, Florida since 1971.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Martin. She is survived by her six children, Terry Shelley, Linda Walker (Fred), Cindy Cox (Steve), Peggy Rogers (Richard), Billy Martin(Angie), and Jimmy Martin; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Our Mom lived her life for her husband and children.

Her greatest legacy was her unconditional love for her family and raising six loving and caring Christian children.

Memorial services will be held Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Elwood Baker officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528.