Fatimah Jamallah Martin, age 58, returned to Allah on June 14th, 2021 at 7:58pm in Lincoln, Ne.. Fatimah Jamallah Brown was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 23rd, 1962 to her father, Sammy Louis Brown, and mother, Julia Pearl Brown (Robinson). Fatimah is survived by her 4 daughters, Mrs. Jamallah Stanton (Martin) (husband – Derek L. Stanton Sr.), Deshanellah Fatimah Martin (significant other Joshua Moore), Zakiyyah Shahidah Martin (significant other Tracy Orr), & Shakirah Desi Martin. Fatimah had many grandchildren which she absolutely loved spending time with. Jamallah’s children are Journee Marie Martin (17), Justyce Essynce Martin (16), Destynee Kambrye Stanton (15), Derek Lee Stanton II (13), Jamesyn Dior Stanton (8), Denvyr Jamallah-Synceer Stanton (2), Ivy Lynn Stanton (18) & an additional beautiful grandchild expected in August. Deshanellah’s children are Harmonee Sharea Stanton (16), Lyriq Rene Martin (13), Symphanee Alexandria Moore (11), Joshua Alexander Moore (6), Rhythm Nasir Moore (11 Months), & an additional beautiful grandchild expected in October. Zakiyyah’s children are Tracy Malik Orr jr. (5), Zyon Lamar Orr (4), & Empress Shahidah Orr (2), & Zakhi Shahid Lee Orr (1).
Fatimah Jamallah Martin was preceded in her return to Allah by her brother Saleum Abdullah Brown.
Fatimah Jamallah Martin is also survived by her loving siblings, Samy Louis Brown Jr., Alfunzo Brown, Khadijah Watkins, Nafeesah Morrow (Husband Edward Maurice Morrow), Roquayyah Brown, & Lateefah Fada Brown.
Fatimah Jamallah Martin left her birthplace of Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 5 and moved to her longtime home of Chicago, Illinois. While living out her childhood in Chicago, Fatimah attended Clara Muhammad elementary school where she was a member of the drill team. She then attended Harlan High School where she excelled academically and was an outstanding basketball player for her lady Falcons. Proceeding high school, Fatimah attended college at Alcorn State University where she played collegiate basketball for the Braves. Fatimah finished her college academics and athletics at Harry S. Truman College in Chicago where she excelled in academics as well as both, basketball and tennis. Fatimah finished her academics in 1987.
After college, Fatimah began her life into adulthood and shortly after she gave birth to her first daughter, Jamallah, in 1985. Fatimah was a natural when it came to being a mother and she loved every minute of it. Fatimah then gave birth to her second daughter, Deshanellah, in 1987. Fatimah settled down and was married on February 29th, 1988 and started the next chapter of her life of raising her family. Fatimah gave birth to her third daughter, Zakiyyah, in 1991. Fatimah raised her family in Chicago until 1991 when she moved to Iowa for a brief time before her final stop in Nebraska. While in living and raising her family in Crete, Nebraska she found her calling as a youth service worker at WICS. Fatimah absolutely loved helping others and spreading her knowledge which made this position the perfect match for her. Fatimah gave birth to her fourth daughter, Shakirah, in 2002. At that time, Fatimah took a break from work to be a full-time home maker. Fatimah was the model mother for her family and was an example of how family should be. Fatimah loved to cook for her family whether it was in the kitchen or on the grill which she excelled at. Fatimah was a “from scratch” style of person when it came to her food preparation. Fatimah loved grilling so much that she started her own food business called S&J backyard barbeque. She put all her energy in spreading her love of grilling to anyone she could. Fatimah returned to her calling of being in youth services in 2011 and loved her job and everyone she came across while doing it. Fatimah took pride in helping those who were lost. She placed people on the right path in life and never thought twice about helping anyone. When Fatimah wasn’t changing the world for the better, she loved to be outdoors by any body of water. She was an absolute stellar fisher and could fish for hours on end. She loved bringing the days catch home and teaching her grandchildren how to prep it for cooking. Crappie was her fish of choice but in all honesty, she could catch and reel in anything! With Fatimah excelling in sports throughout her life it was only natural that she was an avid sports fan. Fatimah loved her Chicago Bears and all Nebraska Cornhusker sports which she was able to watch her younger sisters attend and play basketball. There were a lot of things that were important to Fatimah but she held her faith and family to the highest honor. Fatimah was a devout Muslim who practiced her faith routinely and taught her children how to do the same. Fatimah was a natural with helping others no matter what their background was and she took extreme pride in doing so. Fatimah has touched the lives of so many and shared her love with all.
If there was one thing that everyone knew about Fatimah, it was that she absolutely loved her grandchildren and spending time with each of them. Fatimah carried an unbreakable bond with each of them. Fatimah loved having her grandchildren present on the days she was not working and would go above and beyond to care for each of them. She shared significant time with them all together but also separately to give all her love and knowledge to. She loved taking her grandchildren on fishing trips, having movie nights, taking walks to the nearest store for snacks, having cookouts where she taught them the basics of grilling, attending their sporting events, and even graduation. She was extremely proud of them and all that they accomplished no matter how small it may have seemed; it was always special to her and put a smile on her beautiful face. Fatimah had a glow about her when she talked about her children and grandchildren but that was because they were her pride and joy.
In her return to Allah she leaves a lasting legacy that is both unbreakable and untouchable. Fatimah was a person of character in which we all strive to achieve and may Allah bless us all during this unthinkable time.
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