RESOLUTION - Mrs. Zelma Isaacs

Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

(Rev. 14:12-13)

WHEREAS: Mrs. Zelma Isaacs implemented the city's first community-based medical mentoring program, the Scientific Shadows Pilot Program in the Martin Foundation.  Although established to primarily stimulate students from Anniston High School to pursue careers in healthcare, the program mentored high school, college, and post-graduate students in the areas of health, education, and the environmental sciences, as well as the arts.  At least twenty (20) students received scholarships and represented our community interstate and worldwide.

WHEREAS:  Mrs. Zelma Isaacs  always had a smile, shared with me how she supported herself in the cotton fields of her home state Mississippi and when she arrived to the states some twenty-five years ago, was told by her friends in Europe to seek me out specifically. From that moment we became sisters.

WHEREAS:  Mrs. Zelma Isaacs was the longest-serving member of the Martin Foundation, established in 1996 and was known for never saying anything negative about anyone, and for deliberately scoping out the better side of everyone and every situation, with a smile.

WHEREAS:  Mrs. Zelma Isaacs was instrumental in making me a permanent member of the FBLA at Anniston High School.  It is our pledge that the Martin Foundation will support the FBLA at Anniston High into perpetuity.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Martin Foundation extends to the family sympathy and we share in your loss.


Presented this twentieth day of February the year two-thousand sixteen


Respectfully submitted,


The Martin Foundation

Angela M. Martin, MD, President

110 Pawnee Drive

Anniston, AL  36206