Martha White Echerd, age 77, of Taylorsville passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She was born in Iredell County on August 21, 1943 to the late Joseph and Sadie Chandler White. During her career, Martha worked at Royal Seating and was a faithful member of Freedom Baptist Church for 30 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife who cared for others more than herself. Martha loved the Lord and always said that the greatest gift was having her children on the same church pew. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter Shannon Williams and brother Rev. Joe White.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 58 years Larry James Echerd; daughter Toni Stafford (Shannon); sons James “Jamie” Echerd (Sonya) and Daniel Echerd; grandchildren Kendra Stafford, Brandon Echerd, Katie Stroud, Brooke Barber, and Brittany Barber; and great-grandchildren Bentlee, Olivia, Bethany, Caleb, Savannah, Jaeden, and Eli.
There are no formal funeral services planned at this time. A private memorial service will be planned at a later date.