NATALIE KAYE MARTIN MUNOZ
March 20, 1944 - August 3, 2020
Rev. Kaye Martin Munoz of Mission, Texas was born on March 20, 1944, in Eden, NC to John Paul Martin, Sr. and Bernice Gann Martin. She went to heaven on August 3, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Rev. Victor Manuel Munoz and the mother of one son, Victor David Munoz.
She is survived by her son, David, and his wife, Felipa Munoz, along with four grandchildren, Crystal, and husband Romeo, Ceci, R.J., and Viktoria, and one great-grandson, Ian, all of Texas. Other survivors are sisters, Sherrill M. Marley and her husband, Rev. Doyle Marley, and Gale Martin Richardson. One brother John P. Martin, Jr. and wife, Judy, all of Mayodan, NC. Kaye is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom she loved.
Kaye was a graduate of Holmes Bible College and Central Wesleyan College, both in South Carolina, where she received two bachelor's degrees. She received a master’s degree from the University of Virginia, and during her time in Virginia, she would drive home to Mayodan, NC to teach an S.S. class for ladies at the Stoneville P.H. Church. She taught in public schools for several years, then taught at Heritage Bible College in North Carolina.
Kaye was a member of the Mayodan, NC Pentecostal Holiness Church from childhood. She was also an ordained minister in the Cornerstone Conference (Western North Carolina) of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Her first major ministry trip was to go to Canada one summer during Bible college with a group of six girls doing VBS for six weeks.
Kaye became a missionary for the World Missions Ministries department of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and served in Costa Rica for five years, where she met her husband. From Costa Rica, Kaye and Manuel moved to Hawaii through the World Evangelism department of the IPHC to help establish a Bible College with the late Adrian Yuen. They lived there for five years, and their son, David, was born there.
They then moved to Texas and remained there for over 35 years until their home-goings. While living in Texas, she and Manuel did ministry in both Texas and Mexico, made short-term ministry trips to other countries, taught school, and did tutoring.
Her last ministries in Texas were teaching and preaching God’s Word and doing prison ministry, along with her friend, Letti Gutierrez. When she went home to North Carolina, she preached in both English and Spanish speaking churches in the area.
Like the great Apostle Paul, Kaye fought the good fight, finished her course, and kept the faith. We will cherish her memory and rejoice in the good works done for the kingdom of our Christ.
Rev. Kaye Munoz was approved as an IPHC Career missionary and departed to Costa Rica in 1974. There, she served for five years, teaching at the Bible school, helping in the area of administration, and working with the youth. We are grateful for her ministry that carried on the kingdom work of those who came before her and helped pave the way for those who would come after.
Eternity will fully reveal the kingdom impact that missionaries like Rev. Munoz made.
We extended our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Munoz. May the peace of the Holy Spirit bring you comfort now and, in the days, to come.
‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.’
Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner
Executive Director, IPHC World Missions Ministries