Mary Marlene Joyce Daugherty “Marti”, 79, from Baltimore, MD moved to Stone Mountain, GA in 1971. She passed away peacefully on 4/22/18 after her battle with leukemia. She was preceded in Death by her husband, Vernon F. Daugherty and parents Clinton B. and Loretta V. Joyce. She is survived by daughters Elena Daugherty, Laurie Daugherty Erwin (Chris), Debbie Bartels (Paul), and son Jackie Daugherty, grandchildren Lauren Christie Califf (Matt), Nick Christie, Christopher Erwin, Courtney Erwin Hinson (Ben), Danielle Bartels, Butch Bartels and 4 great-grandchildren, her sister Lori Wedra (Bob) and multiple nieces and nephews. She loved wholeheartedly and was truly loved in return by many. She retired from DeKalb Medical Center after 3 decades, she was a lover of animals, especially her cat Midnight, her family, trains, watching UGA, Braves and tennis. Longtime member and supporter of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Funeral arrangements handled by Wages and Sons, Stone Mountain, GA. Donations in lieu of flowers to your local Humane Society.

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  1. Marti enjoyed going to concerts and Arts Station events with me. She so loved animals and my dog Rags was crazy for her. We will miss her. Prayers go out to the family.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss and we are praying for you all. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her dearly!
    Joe, Suzy and Bonnie Harris

  3. Marti was part of our extended family. She came every Christmas to enjoy watching the kids find the pickle. We loved having her at our tennis matches to cheer us on. We will miss her dearly and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Marti was part of our extended family. She came every Christmas to enjoy watching the kids find the pickle. We loved having her at our tennis matches to cheer us on. We will miss her dearly and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. We will miss her dearly and send our love to you and the family! Keep the wonderful memories close to your hearts! We’ll never forget walking around New York City with her and watching her cheer on Roger! Great memories! She lived a wonderful life and it’s comforting to know there is no more pain. Lots of love and prayers! Kelly and David Douglas

  6. We were blessed to know Marti and she will be missed dearly! I so enjoyed our conversations, watching tennis together, and our Christmas eve visits. Hugs and prayers!
    Chip and Germaine

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Elena. Your mother was a real sweetheart. I know she will be missed by many. Prayers for your family.

  8. So very sorry for your loss. She sounded like a fantastic lady. Prayers and peace be with you.

  9. Ms. Marti was a mother to all us kids in Stone Mountain. I have so many fond memories of her being a “cheer mom” and just taking us anywhere we wanted to go in her big station wagon. She had a huge heart and we all knew she loved us. She was special and I can’t think of another mother who was so close to her children and their friends. She’s the only mom who ever came to our high school reunions! That’s how unique she was. What a beautiful life. Hugs and prayers to Laurie and Elena. I know your hearts are hurting, but you were blessed to have her as your mom.

  10. Oh, I hate so much to lose my dear friend, Marti. We didn’t see each other often, but when we did, it was if we hadn’t even been apart. I am glad she won’t be suffering any more , but I sure wish she could have been with all of us longer. Dick and I will always remember this lovely lady.

  11. Miss. Marti will always hold a special place in both mine and Phil’s heart. She was a kind, beautiful person and I know she will be missed by many.

  12. Marti was like a mother to us on the gymnastics team – she was such a faithful supporter of both the boy’s and girl’s teams. I always felt so comfortable and always welcomed us into her home. She was such a wonderful person and we all loved her like our mom. We will miss her greatly !

  13. Such a truly special woman with the kindest heart and so much love for her family! I enjoyed having her at our tennis matches and know she lived an incredible life filled with family and friends. She will be missed by all. Prayers, love and support for the family!

  14. Elena I’m so very sorry for your loss. Marti was always a little special to me. She treated me like a part of the family, but then again she probably treated everyone that way. What a treat to have known her. All my best.

  15. When losing someone we love it’s hard to carry on without them but act 25:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  16. Marti always had a smile when you passed her in the hallway at Dekalb Medical. Laurie was part of our family with
    Dr. Katz and we are all praying for the girls and the extended family.

  17. Marti was my second Mom in high school and college. She was always so fun to be with and loved all her children’s friends as though they were her own. So glad I got to see her last year, in spite of her illness she was just as beautiful as I remembered her. Prayers and hugs for Elena, Laurie and all the family.

  18. I worked with Marty at DeKalb Medical and she was the sweetest person I’d ever met. Trusting, fair and open-minded. She was very lively, independent and a go getter. Although she was quite older than I, (30 years), she ran circles around me when we’d climb Stone Mountain together. I love Marty and she will always be remembered. Rest in peace, my friend. My condolences to the family!

  19. I worked with Marti many years at Dekalb
    Medical, I will always remember her smile and her caring spirit. She would send my daughter and I a Christmas card ever year even after she retired. I am sending my condolences out to the family she will be missed.

  20. Laurie & Elena, lifting you and your family up in prayer for strength and comfort now and for the coming days ahead. I am so sorry to hear of your mom, aka all of our Stone Mountain friends 2nd mom our “Miss Marti” having to go through such a battle. I hope knowing she is no longer in pain will provide you some comfort. I will always treasure the many many sweet memories with your family, she was such a positive influence in my life as well as countless others Such a beautiful lady inside and out, Love to you all.
    Kim Kreps Colgan

  21. Revelation 21:4
     And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away

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