Martina Rene DePillars

Ms. Martina Rene (Thompson) DePillars was born February 16th, 1958 in Flint Michigan to Betty A. Petty and John G. Coleman Jr. Martina was raised in Flint and went to schools in the Viking Territory. She was a God-fearing woman who accepted Christ in 2017 at St. John Baptist Church. She worked at Bridgewater Interiors for 9.5 years before retiring to go to Las Vegas to be a Nanny for her twin grandbabies. Martina loved all 12 grandbabies and her 1 great-grandbaby. She also loved beating her kids and grands in every Milton Bradley® and Parker Brother® game on Family game nights. Martina married Lawson Earl DePillars Jr., on July 14th, 1978 and out of that union came 4 beautiful children. Later Martina was blessed with another beautiful baby girl, Markeda. Martina was 63 years old when she received her mansion not made by man’s hands.

Martina leaves to cherish her memory her Mom, Betty A. Petty of Flint, MI; her Dad, John G. Coleman Jr. of Flint, MI; 2 Daughters - Dominique (Lakendrick) Fisher of Las Vegas, NV, and Markeda DePillars of Flint, MI; 3 Sons - Lawson (Shakea) DePillars of San Antonio, Tx, TJ DePillars of San Antonio, Tx, and Joshua (Ana) DePillars of Flint, MI; 13 Grandchildren – Lamarr Lee, Ajahanna DePillars, Brianna DePillars, and Cianna DePillars of San Antonio, Tx, Taejon DePillars and Daijon DePillars of Flint, MI, Ta’Jiha DePillars and Ny’Ryeah Depillars of San Antonio, CJ DePillars, Mile Fisher and Mila Fisher of Las Vegas, NV, Na’Myiah DePillars of Macon, GA, and Azuliana DePillars of Lansing, MI; 3 Brothers – Markis Coleman of Swartz Creek, MI, Marcus Coleman of Flint, MI, and Michael Thompson of Flint, MI; 3 Sister – Darlene (Elbert) Holt of East Lansing, MI, Debra (DC) Coleman of Flint, MI, and Rhonda Craig of Dallas, TX; 2 Step-Daughters – Eboni Scott of San Antonio, Tx, and Jakaylah Bracy of Flint, Mi; 3 God Sons – Kelvin Martin of East Lansing, Lavion Cheeks of Flint, MI, and Jordell Martin of Flint, MI; 2 Special Aunts – Dorothy Denson of Flint, MI, and Francine Henderson of Grand Blanc, MI; 2 Uncles – William (Yvette) Thompson of Flint, MI, and Gary (Mary) Thompson of Decatur, GA; Special cousins Elton Denson and Owen (Sonia) Denson of Flint, MI, Tujuana (Stacy) Denson of Kokomo, IN, Teleah Denson of Detroit, MI; TBF Mahaley Freeman, BFF Carol Adams, Linda Cheeks, all of Flint, MI, and Gail Keith of TN, Nella Carter, Brenda Gillond, and Ginger Emily of LA.

Martina was proceeded in glory by her husband, grandparents Clark (Josephine) Henderson, John (Annie Mae) Coleman Sr., Great Grandmother Mary Gleaton, Uncle Otis Sanders, and Uncle Steve Henderson.

Thanks Everyone!

-Written by Martina DePillars