|Reverend William Dailey Martin was born into the union of William A. Martin and Mary Bell Martin in the year 1883. He was converted at the age of fourteen and was ordained to preach in 1919. During his pastoral years he organized Saint Phillip, Hartzell and Ray Avenue United Methodist Churches in New Orleans, and later served as a special Church Extension Worker. He also served many churches across his thirty-eight years in the ministry with success and was beloved by his members and respected for his devotion to duty and humility of spirit.
He was blessed by God to have a devoted wife, Mary Louise Brown, who was united with him in Holy Matrimony March 9, 1916, and walked faithfully with him across the years of his ministry until his retirement May 25, 1957. Beyond that time they continued steadfastly and always abounding in the work of the Lord until God called her in November, 1973.
William Dailey Martin, “after he had served his generation by the will of God fell asleep” January 6, 1974, and was buried January 8, by his beloved and devoted pastor, Rev. Max R. Butler following a beautiful Service of Memory in Phillips Memorial Church, New Orleans, with Dr. Robert F. Harrington delivering the eulogy.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ophlia Dorsey, a host of relative and friends.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1974; p. 148 By Samuel W. Walker, Sr.|