Wiregrass honors Mothers Against Gun Violence Co-founder Tyeesha Martin

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Tyeesha Martin was 38 years old when she died of a heart attack, but loved ones told WDHN her legacy lives on.

“She was very inspirational in the community somebody who really cared it was genuine,” Kevin Dorsey, Houston County Commissioner said.

For the later part of her life, Tyeesha fought to end gun violence. This mission began after losing her son in 2017 due to gun violence.

“The thing what impacted eysha was how she was done when dealing with the murder of Kendarius, she felt like she really never got no justice for it,” said Martin’s first cousin, Mazue.

She became known in the community for her rallies.

“She formed that mothers against gun violence for not just herself but other mothers just like her all of them sharing the same feeling the lost of a child and there’s nothing more greater than that,” Mazue said.

Martin’s loved ones told WDHN that pain is what she carried with her everyday and fueled her to help other mothers.

“I loved her she was a great spirit the love that I felt and the burst of energy she had let me know that I was okay and that she was okay,” said Tori Williams. “She stood for mothers that have lost their children due to gun violence.”

For those who want to help the Martin family during this time, Teresa, Tyeesha;s sister, can be reached via email at marteresamartin@aol.com.

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