Ophelia Desiree Martin

Ophelia Desiree Martin, age 56, of Uniontown, PA passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 in the Uniontown Hospital.  She was born in Lawrenceburg, TN on August 13, 1964, daughter of Henry Brooks and Grace Martin. In addition to her parents, Desiree was preceded in death by a sister, Wretha Brooks.

 

Desiree graduated from Carmichaels High School with the class of 1982. She then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Human Development. Desiree worked for Adelphi Village as a case worker before her illness.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, kayaking, walking and being social.

 

Left to cherish Desiree’s memory are her two sons, Ian Emerson of Lake Lynn, PA and Nathan Emerson of Uniontown: a grandson, Bryson Emerson; and two sisters, Cindy Smith of Carmichaels, Eugenia Brooks and husband Jim of Edwards, IN and many nieces, nephews and cousin.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. Arrangements are private at her request.

 

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com or on the funeral home Facebook page.

The family suggests donations to the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St, Uniontown, PA 15401.

 

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Jayme Shaffer
Jayme Shaffer
9 months ago

Desiree you were one of the most beautiful people I have ever known…inside and out. Rest In Peace my friend. Love and prayers to your family.

Michael Daniels
Michael Daniels
9 months ago

Rest In Peace Desiree . gonna miss you my friend and cousin in law.

Tammy Davis
Tammy Davis
9 months ago

I’m so sorry to find out that a good friend from high school has passed. Desiree was a close friend in our high school years. I wished we could have stayed in touch. My heart goes out to her family. Rest In Peace Desiree.

Joanne Jacobs
Joanne Jacobs
9 months ago

To the family of Desiree Martin,she was a wonderful &Caring person that I met in High school then later worked with her & was also involved with a book that myself & she participated in.My deepest heartfelt sympathies to all her family & Friends, you will be in my thoughts & prayers

Ian Emerson
Ian Emerson
9 months ago
Reply to  Joanne Jacobs

Thank you for your thoughts. We appreciate those who appreciated my mother. Can I ask about the name of the book. I’m unaware of this book and would like to find it myself.

Georgia Stiles
Georgia Stiles
9 months ago

She was such a kind loving and caring person and that’s how I’ll remember her. She will be missed. To her sons and sisters I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace Desiree.

Jacqueline Nance
Jacqueline Nance
8 months ago

Desi. This poem is borrowed from Mary Elizabeth Frye so I hope she doesn’t mind. I thought of you when reading it. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush. Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the star shine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I… Read more »