Martha K. EILAND
Martha K. EILAND
  • October 9, 1922 - December 7, 2017
  • Montgomery, Alabama

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Mrs. Martha Kirkland Eiland, of Montgomery, AL passed away on December 7, 2017 in Prattville, AL after experiencing a brief illness at the age of 95.
Mrs. Eiland was born on October 9, 1922 in Dale County, AL to Andrew and Annie Kirkland. At the age of 9, after her mother passed away during an extremely difficult period of time that the rural people in her community were experiencing, was moved to the Alabama Baptist Children's Home in Troy, AL to live. At the age of 19, while still living at the Children's Home, she met and married Hubert Stanley Eiland, and moved to Montgomery, AL where she lived until 2016. She then moved to Prattville, AL for care.
Mrs. Eiland was devoted to her Lord and Savior. She was a member of the Dalraida Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. She gave her time and talent of sewing to make hundreds of teddy bears for the less fortunate, and donated them through the church's mission projects.
Mrs. Eiland was presented the prestigious John W. Stewart Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries Association in 2015 for her lifetime acts of kindness.
Mrs. Eiland was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Stanley Eiland, one brother, Woodrow Kirkland of Dale County, AL, and her two sisters, Ruth Kirkland Daughtry of Dothan, AL, and Elezer Kirkland Warren of Columbus, GA, and a grandson, Gregory Scott Blackwell of Thomasville, GA.
She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Barbara Eiland Rushton (Johnny) of Prattville, AL, Linda Eiland Blackwell (Douglas) of Prattville, AL, and Rebecca Eiland Leak (Mike) of Ozark, AL, 5 grandchildren, Jeffery Alan Foster, Richard Stanley Foster, Christopher Todd Blackwell and wife Jenny, Lori Leak Conway and husband Chris, and Jeremy Michael Leak. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren, James Blackwell, Anna Blackwell, Lane Blackwell, Luke Blackwell, Levi Blackwell, Claire Mikel Conway, Chapel Conway, Camp Conway, Baylor Leak, and Ella Grace Leak.
A visitation will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Leak Memory Chapel beginning at 9:30am with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Eiland's pallbearers will be Chris Conway, Lane Blackwell, Luke Blackwell, Levi Blackwell, James Blackwell, Jeff Foster, Ricky Foster, and Jeremy Leak. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chapel Conway, Camp Conway, and Baylor Leak.