Martha Bonham (Grandison) was born in Darlington, Al. Her family consisted of 11 children where she was number 9 eventually moving to Mobile, Al. She and her late husband Willie Bonham raised their 3 successful children in Prichard, Al. Martha was born to a hardworking sharecropper that instilled the morals and values she continues to live by today. Her love for people led to a long life of caring for any and everyone including strangers, family, and friends. Blount High School prepared her college life. Southwest State Technical College trained her to be a LPN. She didn’t stop there, earning her RN license at Bishop State Community College and practicing in the field for 31 years.
After being forced to retire from nursing due to several surgeries she became a community activist in Prichard. She is the past President of Prichard City Federation of Women’s Clubs and Youth affiliates. Mrs. Bonham organized the Bullshead Community Action Group. She’s also had involvement in various community groups in the city of Prichard. She is considered mother and auntie of many and has been an active member of Mt. Carmel Church Ministries for many years. She is a widow, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Coming to the aid of many she still continues to care and nurse all who need her.