Bishop Fred Martin, Sr.

Bishop Fred Martin, Sr., Pastor Emeritus of The Refuge Church in Littleton, NC, died on Friday, October 13, 2017, in the serenity of his home surrounded by his loving family.  Bishop Martin was a native of Littleton, NC, the son of the late Ernest and Mary Etta Martin.  He served as senior pastor for 47 years before retiring in May of 2012.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mamie Lee Martin, five daughters and one son.


A wake will be held on Friday, October 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Refuge Church located at 4062 U.S. Hwy 158 East, in Littleton.


The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 12:00 noon at the Greater Ransom Way of the Cross Temple located at 90 South Lake Lodge Rd, Ext. in Henderson, NC.  The burial will follow in The Refuge Memorial Garden Cemetery in Littleton.