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Martha "Chalon" Huffman, a luminous beacon of compassion and selflessness, met Jesus on July 9, 2023. She spent over 40 years dedicating herself to the well-being of others, both in her professional life as a nurse and as a devoted wife, mother, and friend. Her light will forever shine in the hearts of those she touched.
Chalon was born and raised in a world where empathy and nurturing were second nature. As a nurse, she healed not only with medicine, but also with kindness and understanding. She extended her passion for nursing beyond the hospital, teaching younger generations about the profession. Chalon's influence and teachings have left an indelible mark, inspiring many to follow in her footsteps and making a significant impact in the world of nursing.
Her love for exploration and new experiences was evident in her passion for travel. She always longed to see more of the world, to learn about different cultures, and to experience the myriad beauties of our planet. Those who knew her would often hear fascinating stories from her journeys, filled with wonder and joy. Each trip only fueled her desire for the next.
Chalon is survived by her beloved husband, Gene Huffman, with whom she shared a profound and enduring love. She was the proud mother of three children: Stephen Raymond of Huntersville, North Carolina; Heather Stidham of Brandon, Mississippi; and Lauren Valencia of Nashville, Tennessee. Her love for them was evident in everything she did, shaping them into the wonderful individuals they are today.
Chalon's faith played a central role in her life. She was a regular attendee at the Brandon Baptist Church and an active member of the adult Sunday school program. Her spirituality was a source of strength and guidance, helping her navigate life's challenges with grace and serenity.
Chalon's spirit was one of kindness, generosity, and unwavering dedication. Her actions spoke louder than her words, and she lived by the principle of love thy neighbor. She taught us that life is about service, about giving, and about making a difference. She leaves behind a legacy of love, service, and devotion that will continue to inspire all who knew her.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gene Huffman; children, Stephen Raymond (Bettina), Heather Stidham, and Lauren Valencia (Darren); five grandchildren, Max Raymond, Clayton Ashley, McKenzie Bulman, Cami Valencia, and Baylee Osborne; and one great grandchild, Zeke Ashley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Everett and Gracie Pruitt Everett.
In her memory, let us remember to show kindness, to give without expectation, and to live each day with passion and purpose. For in doing so, we can keep her spirit alive and ensure that her light continues to shine brightly in the world.
Visitation will be 4 – 7 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Services will be at 10 am Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the funeral home with visitation starting at 9am. Burial will follow in Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland, MS.