Calling Hours: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Celebration of life at noon at Grace Apostolic Church, 1743 E. Lakeview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224. Interment at Evergreen Burial Park. Bishop James E. Gaiters, Sr., Eulogist.
Martha E. Walls, age 91, of Columbus, Ohio transitioned on Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born to the late Willis Coles Sr. and Nora Yates, on August 22, 1929.
She is preceded in death by her brothers; Willis Coles Jr, Henry Coles, and Karl Coles; sisters; Anna Mae Coles-Haynes, Zetra Coles-Bowman, Nora Coles-Smith, and Lottie Coles-Whitfield.
Martha is survived by her beloved son, Raleigh L. Stepter III (Joan); grandson, Raleigh L. Stepter, IV (LuJan); granddaughter, Karmeil M. Stepter; great-granddaughters, Nina A. Stepter and Milan R. Stepter; special niece, Betty Chavis; close friends, Gloria Woods, Madlyn Blackburn, Theodosia Coles, Lubedia Brown, Elder Roger and Gail Totten; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other dear friends, family, and loved ones.
Martha graduated from Central High School and attended Aenon Bible College. She served as secretary to Bishop Karl F. Smith, Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith while it was located on Washington and Donaldson Avenues, and later as secretary to District Elder Ernest L. Hardy also at the Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith for many years. Martha was employed by Columbus Depot (DCSC) and later proudly worked for Chief Jackson of the Columbus Police Department as a receptionist and trainer until her retirement.
Martha was active in the church and community. She was a faithful member at Grace Apostolic Church under the Pastorate of Bishop James W. Gaiters, Sr., and a former long-standing member of the Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith. She was also a member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Ohio District Council. She was an active member of the community and was committed to fundraising and volunteering yearly for the “Swim for Diabetes”. She enjoyed helping others.
When she was not working, she was with her family. She and her siblings found any reason to have a party. She enjoyed Christmas, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and any reason to celebrate with her family to have cake and ice cream and creating a lifetime of cherished memories. She would plan family vacations to Cedar Point, California, or anywhere she could be near water. Martha loved the Lord, singing, playing the piano, going to church and MCL Cafeteria with family or friends, swimming, and appreciating God's creations. She loved life.
Martha dearly loved the Lord!
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Martha E. Walls, please visit our floral store.