After a long illness Martha Stewart Hibbard died peacefully with her family at her side. Martha was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 24, 1930, and soon after moved to Monroe, Louisiana, where she was raised by her mother, Mattie McGee Stewart and a large extended family. Martha married her high school sweetheart, George Hibbard in 1948. They had a rich and full life together raising their five children and traveling the world with George’s job. They eventually settled in Georgia to be close to their children and grandchildren.
Martha leaves behind her sweet sister, Gail Stewart Thompson, of Monroe, Louisiana; five children, Linda Hibbard Redford, Debbie Hibbard Accetturo and husband Mark Accetturo, Scott Hibbard and his wife Sally Hibbard, Gregg Hibbard and his wife Deanna Hibbard, and Kay Hibbard Conley, all from Georgia. Martha is survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren along with many loving extended family members and friends.
A celebration of Martha’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27, at 11 a.m. at The Church of The Advent, 338 Academy Street, Madison. The family will receive friends for lunch immediately following in the Parish House next door to the church. The family has requested donations in Martha’s memory to Abbey Hospice Foundation, P. O. Box 68, Social Circle, Georgia 30025.
Martha’s family wishes to extend a special Thank You to the nursing staff at Park Place where she spent her last years and to the Abbey Hospice girls who were so loving and kind to Martha.