Martha Jane (Shepard) Temple

January 2, 1947 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 73)


Martha Jane Shepard Temple, age 73 of Lexington, went Home to her Lord and Savior on December 25, 2020 after a recent fall and a long battle with dementia.

Martha Jane was a graduate of Columbia High in Lake City, FL and Massy Business College of Atlanta, GA.

Martha was an active member and pianist at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church for over 40 years.  At Sheets Memorial Martha organized Ladies Ministries, Missions Banquets and Mother/Daughter banquets.  Martha was chairwoman for the Local Chapter of Lexington Christian Women’s Club, Cheer Coach at Sheets Memorial Christian School and member of the Mother’s Club and Booster Club.

Martha loved her church family as her own and made everyone feel welcomed in her home.  Martha was a living example of the Proverbs 31 woman.  She made sure that everyone who came in contact with her, knew her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Her favorite role was being a devoted wife, loving mother and the best mammie to her four grandchildren. 

Martha was proceeded in death by her parents, CC and Eula Shepard of Lake City, FL. 

She is survived by her husband, Tim Temple, two daughters, Natalie Biggerstaff (Todd), Sarah Stephens, a son, Matt Temple, one granddaughter, Mollie Biggerstaff, three grandsons, Zachary Biggerstaff, Jackson Stephens, Eli Stephens, two sisters, Merry-Lou Bradley and Patsy Schexnader and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, December 30 at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 29, from 6pm to 8pm at the church.

The family would like to express our thanks to WFBMC for the wonderful help and care given to our mother during her stay.


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Visitation With Family
December 29, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sheets Memorial Baptist Church
310 Cotton Grove Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292

Celebration of Life
December 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Sheets Memorial Baptist Church
310 Cotton Grove Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292

December 30, 2020

1:00 PM
Forest Hill Memorial Park
1307 W 5th Ave
Lexington, NC 27295

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