Glenna Lewis Martin

September 1, 1931 - February 1, 2023

Glenna Mae Martin, 91, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home. She was born on September 1, 1931, in Raegan, Texas, to May and Harlon Lewis.  A 1948 graduate at Silsbee High School, she was the salutatorian of her class. Glenna married Harold Martin on June 9, 1948, and had one daughter, Brenda, who was the center of her world.

She was employed by Allstate Insurance as a clerical supervisor for twenty-three years and was known as a hardworking and loyal employee.

A talented seamstress, Glenna made most of her and Brenda’s dresses.  She made incredible red velvet cakes that were requested at many family events. One of her favorite weekend pastimes was playing Mexican train with family and friends.

She spent many years serving on the Guest Services team at church, where she gave countless hugs and made people feel so welcome.

Glenna is survived by her daughter, Brenda Martin Pippin Buck and her husband, Sammy;  grandsons, Brandon Pippin and his wife, Courtney and Brent Pippin and his wife, Brittany; great-grandchildren, Kelsy, Jake, Bradley, Kinsy, Brecken, Gaige, Britain, Paris, and Gabriel; brother, David Lewis and his wife, Judy; and a host of family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Martin.

A gathering of Glenna’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023, at Parkway Life Church, Village Creek Parkway at Mitchell Road, Lumberton, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Parkway Life Church, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Parkway Life Church
  • 1865, Farm To Market Rd 3513, Lumberton, TX, 77657,
  • February 3, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Parkway Life Church
  • 1865, Farm To Market Rd 3513, Lumberton, TX, 77657,
  • February 4, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • February 4, 2023

Comments (5)

    Elsie Albritton says:

    Sending you our warmest hugs and strong prayers for a beautiful day of remembrance with your Mom. She was such an example of grace, dignity and Christian principles. You and your family have been blessed. Rejoice in her home going to Jesus!! Love you and your family!
    Els and family

    Sammie Jones says:

    I was so sorry n sad to learn your Mom had died! I have known her n your whole family so long that y’all seem like my family! She will be greatly missed by everyone at the Oaks! My thoughts n Prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time!

    Greg & Valerie Angst says:

    We are so sad to hear the news about your Mom passing. She was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Love you Brenda and family. Greg & Valerie

    Frank & Brenda Adcock says:

    We are thinking of you and the family. Your mom was a special lady and we are so glad you all have the wonderful hope of seeing her again. May your memories bring you peace. We love you, Frank & Brenda

    Dorothy Overstreet says:

    Brenda and boys , what a wonderful day , I know you are sad and praying for the strength you will need , your mom is resting in the arms of her Savior ,that we know for sure ❤️

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