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Lena M. Martin


Red Creek, NY: Lena Martin , 74, of Red Creek 
went with the lord on March 8, 2018, surrounded
by her family at Newark Wayne Community Hospital.
She was born April 12, 1943.

She was predeceased by her husband Napoleon Martin, 
and her daughters Lisa Pickering and Lena M. Martin,
Parents Francis and Viola Rousaw and a brothers Joseph and
Elwood Rousaw.
She is survived by her children Robin, Francis, and 
Scott(Debra) Martin of Red Creek. She has 14 grandchildrens
and 11 great grandchildren. She has 3 brothers and 1  sister 
and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
She worked many years at Seneca Foods and then at
Fowler Farms until she retired.
She enjoyed watching the news, listening to music, doing 
fill-ins reading books, cooking, and gardening and spending 
time with her family.
She was a very kind and helpful women there is not a thing
she woun’t do for anyone. She had a heart of gold.
A memorial and graveside services will be held at the 
convenience of her family.
Lena’s family would like to thank the Newark Wayne Community
Hospital and Sodus Rehab Nursing Center for all there kindness 
and support for the Care of our mother.

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  • Grandma was a beautiful woman inside and out. She did anything and everything she could to help someone in need, especially her family. I can recall countless phone calls from me to her where I was balling my eyes because work that day was difficult or something was going on at home. Every single weekend I’d go over to her house just to spend time with her and she’d spoil me rotten. From buying huge cans of pudding to a ton of candy or making my favorite meals. She held me up when I could no longer stand. She encouraged me to do my best every day. Every single day I’d call her just to see how she was doing and if she was okay. I can’t express how broken I feel as days come and go and I don’t receive her lovely phone call or hear her sweet voice. She was my best friend. I instilled within her everything that was heavy on my heart, mind or going on in my life. She just made me so happy and she made me feel loved, something she always had a way of doing to anyone she came in contact with. She was an angel on earth as she is in heaven. Her and mom have reunited and trust me, they’re singing karaoke and dancing and laughing and having a ball of time. Life may not be the same now, it hasn’t been for the longest time since 2012, but I know you’re no longer suffering. I am very happy I was there, holding your hand as you went to be with the Lord. You will always be in my heart, my soul, my mind. One day I will see you soon. I love you Grandma! With all my heart!

    - Michelle Pickering
  • Grandma was a beautiful women. She was my best friend. Anytime I needed to talk I would call her and she would answer. Our talks would last hours. She had a great personality and she could make anyone laugh, even on the worst day. She was always there for advice, or just chit chat. She was very helpful, if anyone needed a shirt she would give them hers. I used to go over a see her every weekend just about as I was growing up. She was there for me, when we lost our mom. She held me up when I didn’t think I could stand anymore. And when it came to me having my son any chance she would get she would hold him and talk to him. We could always rely on her no matter what. Losing her has been so hard. It breaks my heart thinking I can’t call her or talk to her. It is so hard when my son says “mama call GiGi please” and I shatter when I tell him we can’t call her anymore. She was the best grandma to have, she was perfect. I was listening to my voicemails the other day and I had a message from her, and I balled so hard and so long. I will cherish that for the rest of my life. She was so happy and when I would go to see her everyday she would light up. I was happy I could do that for her. I miss her so much, she made us feel so happy and loved, I remember one time I spent the night with her and we had bought a frozen pizza for dinner, we were getting ready to make it. She reached down to get one of those pizza pans an as she bent down to get it she fell back. I remember what she said to this day, it was “ oh my God Flakey I’m so tiny that this pizza pan just beat me up and knocked me down” we laughed so hard we cried. It’s memories like these I will hold on to and cherish for the rest of my life, she always said “ no matter what, keep the memories, and remember them everyday, you will never know when you’re going to need them”. And to this day I hang on to them. Grandma I love and miss you with all my heart, and I will see you again someday. I hope you and mom are up there celebrating your reunion and your lives. Fly high my sweet angel and just know, I love you with all my heart and we will catch up soon.
    Love always,
    Your Flakey

    - Amanda Pickering
  • Aunt Lena we had many moments. My favorite memory is when we would come visit when you lived in the blue house when grandpa Rousaw was still with us. And almost the whole family was there. I watch the video of that day frequently. I see Andrea playing with a lighter as aunt Lena looks at her. Lol. I miss the days that seemed so simple. I miss the ones we have lost. As I know in heaven, their new home, we all shall come together again, one sweet day.

    - Jean Rousaw

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