Martin L. Mathis (Marty) was born June 18, 1966 in Elyria, Ohio and went on to be with Our Heavenly Father on August 1, 2020. He was a graduate of Elyria High School. Marty, as his friends would call him, had a special ability to comprehend and read due to his mother Rosa, teaching him how to read from newspapers at the early age of 3 years old. After high school Martin decided he wanted to serve our country by enlisting in The United States Airforce on November 16, 1984. Due to his high knowledge and intellect, he tested number one in the United States on the entrance exam. He was trained as a Pharmacy Specialist and oversaw training and education of new troops while specializing in Oncology. While serving our country, his high intellect lead him to being promoted to Senior Airman and earning an Air Force Training Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal where he excelled in everything he did. He was honorably discharged on April 29, 1988. As a civilian, following his time in the military, he was the supervisor of clinics and lead instructor for the pharmacy technician program at Remington College where soon after he made Chair of the Pharmacy Program at Remington College, Cleveland West Campus. He loved teaching and helping people, but his pride and joy were his three children.
Martin is survived by his ex-wife, Shelle` Mathis; A son, Martel Mathis and daughter, Monique Mathis; and Alaina Mathis to carry on his legacy. He is also survived by his brothers; Selby (Wade) Mathis, Peter Mathis and sisters; Vedriane Voorhies, Mary Mathis and Diane Mathis and a large host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was proceeded in death by his father, Elder Pastor Charles L. Mathis and mother, Rosa Mae Mathis; brothers, Charles (Chuck) L. Mathis Jr., Theodore (Teddy) Mathis, James (Jimmy) Mathis, Ricky Mathis and Lemuel Voorhies; sisters, Sheryl Mathis, Susan Croft.
A service will be held at God’s Kingdom 423 Washington Ave, Lorain, OH., on August 7, 2020 a walk-thru from 10:00 until time of service at 11:00 am. Apostle Rev. Charles Howard will officiate. The service is limited to 25 people due to COVID-19 guidelines. Masks must be worn, and social distancing is a must. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio at a later date. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK!
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