Martha L. Napoli
Martha L. Napoli
  • July 26, 1923 - March 9, 2017
  • Decatur, Georgia

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Mrs. Martha Lucille Napoli, age 93, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born July 26, 1923 in Versailles, Missouri. She was very artistic and creative, enjoying oil painting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and was the 1969 Georgia Homemaker of the Year in Fulton County. Mrs. Napoli also liked bowling with friends, loved jokes, quotes and funny sayings, and working crossword puzzles. Mrs. Napoli was a preacher’s wife, a Sunday School teacher, served as a chaplain for the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary of Douglasville, as well as volunteering with literacy for adults.

Mrs. Napoli was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Jesse V. Napoli, Sr.; her parents, Quincy and Cecile Kelly; and a sister, Maxine McNeil.

She is survived by her son, Jesse (Nanci) Napoli, Jr.; daughters, Theresa Davis, Micki (James) MacMahon and Christina Napoli; 7 grandchildren, Jesse III, Anthony, Cheryl, Skip, Matthew, Drew and Jenna; fourteen great-grandchildren; ten geat-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other family members.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Pray’s Mill Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Pray’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246