BiographyMartha Potter Mintz, 61, of Leland, died Friday, February 22, 2013, in Columbus County.
Martha was born March 29, 1951 in Wilmington, NC, a daughter of the late Ressie Potter and Margaret Mintz Potter.
Martha graduated from Leland High School in 1969 and married Marvin Mintz in July. Mama and daddy shared a love that most long for. This precious gift they shared continued throughout the childhood of their three children. The well-being of her husband, children, and grandchildren was the focus of her existence.
Our mom was the most amazing woman and was taken from us so tragically and so unfairly. She was a wonderful and godly woman who put everyone else first in her life and found happiness in their joy. Mama loved the Lord and her faith was displayed daily in her interactions with others and will resonate for years to come by those who knew her. We are so blessed to have received the gifts of love, humility, resilience, and forgiveness that she gave to us. She will be terribly missed but comfort and grace will be ours by knowing she is home with her Lord and watching over us all.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Marvin H. Mintz, Jr.; two daughters, Teresa Leggett (Todd) of Hampstead, NC, and Kelly Barnett (Kevin) of Leland, NC; son, Brian Mintz of Leland, NC; four granddaughters, Ashton Kate, Caroline Bryn, Natalie Elaine, and Anastasia Claire; two grandsons, Justin Brian and Jacob Ryan; four sisters, Margaret Lamm (James), Billie Pritchard, Bonnie Futreal (Lonnie), and Connie Christianson (Vern); and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Andrews Market Street Chapel.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2pm Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Darnell officiating.