April 21, 2021
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Martha Ann Sisk Lopez

1938 – 2020

Services for Mrs. Martha Ann Sisk Lopez, 82, of Emory, were held on October 3 at Emory Baptist Church. Pastor Monty Parker and Dr. Richard Piles officiated.

Interment followed in Emory City Cemetery.

Mrs. Lopez died on September 27, 2020, in a Tyler hospital. She was born on February 22, 1938, in Kermit, to John and Mattie Anderson Sisk.  She helped her mom at the “Hello Central” switchboard in Emory from 1952-1956. After graduation, Martha worked for Bell Telephone Company in Dallas for a few years and the Dallas Times Herald newspaper

She retired as an Executive Secretary with Champion Oil Company, Caldwell in 1988. In 1985, she traveled for 16 days on a religious tour with Bro. Durham to Jordan and Israel. She had lived in Rains County the last 20 years where she worked as a teacher’s aide at Rains Elementary School from 1999-2002 and was a member of Emory Baptist Church.  

Survivors include her husband, Henry “Hank” Lopez of Emory; son, Mark Wright and wife Nancy of Dallas; brother, Bob Sisk of Emory; sister, Sue Medders and husband Bobby of Emory; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-daughters, Regina Huggins and husband Blake of Grapevine, and Stephanie Duren and husband Chad of Fort Worth; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Sammie Wright; and infant son, Matthew Wright.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.