North Carolina Has lost another Fine citizen...Growing up with Claudia and Tommy,She was always involved in The Gold Sand Community and School....She and The Senator Worked long and Hard Too provide for their Family, Their county and Their State....Ms. Speed will be sorely missed, But She will be in a better place...Bless Tommy, Mark and their Families as they go Forward ...
To the Speed Family, I am saddened to here of the passing of Mrs. Speed. So many positive things come to mind about the Speed Family, Senator, Claudia and now Mrs. Martha. Claudia and I often commuted to work together from Louisburg to Raleigh and as colleagues working for DOT. We shared many family stories and I often talked about how appreciative I was when I learned that while Mrs. Speed served in her capacity with Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, she provided my son with leg braces while he was a patient in the hospital back in the early 1980’s. I was told that my son needed braces and I worried, how in the world could I afford to pay for them and one day while visiting my son in the hospital, a nurse approached me and said “your sons braces have been paid for”. An angel name Mrs. Martha Speed answered a prayer for me and my family.
I’m confident that Mrs. Speed will meet other family members in Heaven and say “well done”.
So sorry to read about Martha Speed's death. She was a model of active citizenship, and I'm proud to say that her example has been a source of motivation for me for many years. May she rest in peace.