OBITUARY

Vera Elizabeth Martin

November 27, 1934December 31, 2019
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Vera Elizabeth “Libby” Martin, age 85, a resident of Ponchatoula, LA and former longtime resident of Montgomery, AL, went home to be with her heavenly father and heavenly family on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, James G. Martin, and her parents, Leslie Baltar Grant and Vera Leola “Bede” Bond Grant. She is survived by her children, Leslie Broome (Bill), James G. Martin, Jr. (Sandra), Catherine Hunt (Bryan), and Patricia Smith (Jason); Grandchildren, Emily Cotaya, Jennifer Linton, Guy Martin, Will Martin, Kimberly Taylor, Mary Hunt, Ryan Triano, Lena Hunt, Larisa Bartholomew, Grant Phillips, Olivia Phillips, Bayley Smith, and Lindsey Smith; great grandchildren, Coltin Royal, Taylor Cotaya, Ian Linton, Anniston Linton, Whitman Martin, Piper Martin, Graham Martin, Savannah Martin, Jamison Taylor, Megan Taylor, Zoey Taylor, Serinity Hunt, Bryson Hunt, and Eliana Bartholomew; her companion of 6 years, Ray Hinson and his children, Karen James, Will Hinson, Melinda Holloway, and David Hinson; and her sisters, Marguerite Cox and Linda Wells.

While residing in Montgomery, she was an active member of Heritage Baptist Church and sang in its choir. While residing in Ponchatoula, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula and sang in its senior choir. Visitation will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with funeral services following at 2:00 P.M. at Alabama Heritage Chapel with Rev. Lee Wright officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Heritage Baptist Church (Montgomery, AL), Canon Hospice (Baton Rouge, LA), HALO Continued Care (Denham Springs, LA), or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Elisabeth Mason

January 9, 2020

Sincere condolences from our family to all of The Martin Family. I remember the first time I met Mrs.Martin when James and Sandra first started dating, she was always so kind to me and such a beautiful lady. I have always enjoyed seeing her over the years when our paths have crossed in Montgomery and at special events of her grandsons , Guy and Will. Our thoughts and prayers go out to James, Leslie, Catherine, Trish and all of their families. Love, The Masons— Elisabeth, Barry, Drew & Alex

norman ridenhour

January 7, 2020

Libby was one of the most beautiful women I've ever known. Her love for family and her faith is known by all who ever met her. I will miss her so much.

Margaret Brantley

January 4, 2020

Was thinking of Libby the other day. She had a beautiful smile and so full of joy worshipping the Lord in song. I sang with her in the worship choir at Heritage Baptist Church in Montgomery
Loved it when she sang a solo. I know she will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to the family. Margaret Brantley

Betty Cidy

January 4, 2020

We are so sorry! Libby was a delightful lady and so beautiful inside and out. It was fun to discover we were cousins and my mom was thrilled to meet her. We shared family photos and were amazed at the family resemblances. Our prayers are with all if you...Gene and Betty Cody

Ed Danley

January 4, 2020

We will miss Libby. As a member of the Ponchatoula FBC sanctuary choir and president of the SSS choir, I can say that Libby always brought a ray of sunshine to our choirs as long as she was able to grace us with her presence. Sympathies and condolences to her family and friends. May our Lord grant you peace and comfort as you remember Ms. Libby entering into the joy of her salvation.

Ronnie McCarson

January 3, 2020

Loved Libby!!!
Such a sweet spirit and always so supportive when I was at Heritage! Miss Jim as well.
Prayers and love to the family!
Blessings,
Ronnie McCarson and family

Rita Smith

January 3, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family that they find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Libby was a beautiful, sweet lady with a big smile for everyone. She will be missed, but the love she had for her family will always be in your heart. May God bless each of you.

Penelope Getti

January 3, 2020

Miss Libby was always beautiful - always smiling - always kind. She was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be sorely missed!

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