Bobbie Jane Martin Rector, age 90 died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Hospice Wendover. Born in McDowell County on October 31, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Robert Nathan and Garnisha Jane Bradlburn Martin. Miss Bobbie was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, where she formerly helped with the children's choir. She was loved by all who knew her and adored by creatures great and small. Her wit and wisdom amazed family, and friends, and visitors always left uplifted and chuckling. In addition to her parents, Miss Bobbie is preceded in death by her husband George Rector;
Miss Bobbie is survived by a son, Mark Rector and wife Belinda of Concord, a daughter, Marna McMurry and husband Gene of Wilmington; a sister, Daisy Lanning of Marion; three grandchildren, Marisa Rector, Bridget Rector, Isaac Rector; one step-granddaughter, Allison Cordell and husband Jacob; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla Ebbin, Augustine Cordell, and Cordelia Cordell.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Elizabeth Baptist Church with Dr. Rit Varriale officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary an hour before the service from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.
Miss Bobbie loved animals, Memorials can be sent to: Hope Chest for Homeless Animals, 1042 Sam Lattimore Road, Shelby NC 28152
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Rector.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com