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Thelma (Martin) Morton

February 17, 1934 ~ January 4, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Thelma Morton Obituary

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Thelma Martin Morton was born on February 17, 1934, to Ruben and Cleo Haskell Martin in McCormick, South Carolina.


She was the third child of four. Thelma and her siblings moved to Asheville, NC with their mother at a very young age. Thelma married Grover (Moochie) Cleveland Morton, Jr in March of 1949. From this loving union they welcomed and raised 2 daughters, Linda and Diane.


Moochie entered and served in the United Sates Navy while Thelma stayed home, worked and raised their girls. Thelma was a loyal employee of the Mills Manufacturing Company until she retired after more than 30 years. Linda, their first child became ill and passed away in 1983 at the young age of 31. Although she left behind 4 beautiful children, to Thelma they were not grands. BUT GOD!


Thelma was one of the most caring and loving people you would ever meet. She was BIG on family. EVERYONE who met her, loved her. After the grands became adults and started their own families, she was just as involved in her great grands lives as she was in each and every one in her family. Her great grands gave her great-great grands. Ain’t God Good! Thelma may not have been able to do all the things she was used to doing, but she knew each and every one of her family, and always got her hugs and kisses. Yes, she was really BIG on family. Their appreciation of all of the love and care she had shown them was returned. Everyone came out and they were all there during her illness, caring for her doing anything and everything.


Thelma was preceded in death by her daughter Linda Morton, mother Cleo Haskell Martin, brother James O. Martin, sisters Mildred M. Brown and Sarah M. Salters Boyd, grandson Jermaine Morton, niece Carolyn (Coochie) Salters Howard and nephews Charles (Donkey) Martin and Curtis Martin. Surviving Thelma is her God-Fearing husband of almost 74 years, Grover (Moochie) Cleveland Morton, Jr., daughter Diane M. Hayden, grandchildren Shawn (Mann), Juan, Ricky (Candy), Sharma, Kareem and Lisa. Great-grandchildren Jamell, Dominique, Kristoff, Cameron, Jordan, Talia, Bria, Lil Rick, Jayda, T-Maine, Q-Maine, Lee-Lee and Rashawn, great-great grandchildren, Sa’Lay, Jaelyn, Kylan, Logan, TJ, Ava, Camryn, Ma’Kaja and Reigh, and last but not least… her special niece, Jaunita Y. Brown.

A funeral service for Mrs. Thelma Morton will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 1pm at East Chestnut Church of Christ located at 127 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery, 1138 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC.  Visitation will be held at Avery's Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 10th from 5pm-7pm.

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January 10, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Avery s Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service
January 11, 2023

1:00 PM
East Chestnut Church of Christ
127 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Interment following funeral service
January 11, 2023

Sunset Cemetery
1138 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803


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