Jeri Elizabeth Daniel Martin

Jeri Elizabeth Daniel Martin

Jeri Elizabeth Daniel Martin died at home, on October 3, 2016 She was 86 years old. Mrs. Martin was born on September 21, 1930 in Atlanta,Georgia at Crawford Long Hospital to the late Charles Young Daniel and the late Cuba Nazworthy Gassiert. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce LeRoy Martin, and her son, Charles Robert Meadows. 

Mrs. Martin graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary in 1947 and attended Columbia University, both in New York City. 

    Mrs. Martin was a talented artist and world traveler. 

    She was conferred the rank of Dame Commandeur (DCTJ) in the The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem – a philanthropic organization. She was one of the first women admitted to SMOTJ on her own merit.

    She was the Tennessee Commissioner of the MidSouth Region of Clan Donald USA and a member of Clan MacTavish. She was also a member of Clan McRowdy.

    Her biggest accomplishment and pride was being clean and sober with Alcoholics Anonymous. She was one of the first women to join and her 52 year commitment to Alcoholics Anonymous helped countless people find recovery. 

    Mrs. Martin became an ordained minister in the late 1960s and counseled and performed marriage ceremonies for many couples.

    She also studied Healing Touch in New Zealand with the Maori people and was made an honorary member of their tribe.

    She was a beloved subject of the Kingdome of Raknar and was a Lady of the Kingdome. 

    Mrs. Martin is survived by children: Susan (Alex) Partyka, Calder William Martin, Drysdale (James) Wheaton and Young (Donna) Martin, Grandchildren: Allison (James) Battle, Joanna Martin, Peggy (Amos) Hawkins, Alyssia (John) Freeman, Kyle (Brandy) Wheaton, Jonathan (Crystal) Partyka, and Rebecca Wheaton, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren.

    The Celebration of Life gathering will be held at her home in Lebanon, Tennessee on Saturday, October 8thstarting at 2pm.  She will be interred in her family cemetery plot in Danielsville, Georgia. 

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Hagar Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Kingdome of Raknar,  c/o Bobby Lee Hurt, 78 Liz Lane, Glasgow, KY 42141.

Arrangements by:
Saddler Funeral Home & Crematory Service 615-444-9494. Stevie Saddler Funeral Director:
130 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon Tennessee 37087