Ms. Mary Martha GallmanNovember 27, 1930 ~ August 6, 2016 (age 85)
Mary Martha Gallman, known by many as “Aunt Mot”, a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and family to all who knew her is home with our God. She was born November 27, 1930 in Little Mountain, South Carolina and transitioned to Glory on August 6, 2016. Mary Martha Gallman is the daughter of the Late James, Sr. and Sallie Willie B. Gallman of Little Mountain, South Carolina. She was the second child of five children. She grew up in Little Mountain, South Carolina before moving to New Jersey by way of Philadelphia.
Mary retired from Art Decorations in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. She lived in Montclair, New Jersey for over 55 years. Mary was a pillar in her community and nucleus to her family and her friends.
Mary built and left a legacy. The legacy was her life in Christ. She had many spiritual gifts, but the one she shared with all was her gift of Prayer. She was never shy about professing her love or life in Christ. While enjoying her hobbies such as cooking, traveling, and shopping, Mary was always ready to pray for those in need and was often heard saying, “I just finishing praying with my prayer partner for you.” Not only strong in faith, Mary had a strong personality. She would always let you know when something was not right or you did not wash your hands. But at the end of the day, you could always, always count on Mary to be in your corner. She fulfilled the greatest commandment, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Mary was a giver. She gave her time, her resources, prayers, and anything she thought you would benefit from, even coupons. The legacy we celebrate and rejoice in is Mary Gallman fulfilling the commandment of love, which was given by our God. Today we rejoice with all of heaven for the life of Mary Gallman. Her outgoing personality and warm conversation was contagious. Mary had a unique way to make everyone feel like family.
Her sister, Dallas Tobias, preceded her to Heaven.
Mary Gallman will forever be celebrated by a son and daughter-in-law, John Gallman (Blondell); three sisters, Gladys Gallman, Rose Mayer and Barbara Mitchell; a brother and sister-in-law, James Gallman Jr. (Georgia); three grandchildren, Eric Gallman, Sean Gallman (Karen) and Stacie Gobah (Zobon); six great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and other loving relatives.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 223 Mount Pilgrim Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 (viewing one hour prior to the service). Burial will follow in Bush River Memorial Garden (5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212).