Martha Ellis Stephens, 78, of Auburn, passed away on March 19, 2023.

Born and raised in Auburn, Martha graduated from Auburn High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Troy University. While at Troy, Martha met the love of her life, William; upon graduating, they moved to Auburn where they raised their three children.

Martha was a sweet, kind, loving mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family and friends.

She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, volunteering in the Auburn community and cheering for Auburn University and the Atlanta Braves. Martha also loved vacationing at the beach with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Randy (Lisa) Stephens and Jennifer Stephens; daughter-in-law Penny Stephens; grandchildren Patrick (Sara) Stephens, Emma Star Stephens, Cole Stephens, Corinne (Katy) Jacobs-Hayes, and Seth Jacobs. Martha is preceded in death by her husband William Stephens and her son Brett Stephens.

A visitation will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home located at 1500 Fredrick Road in Opelika.


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