Martha "Pearl" Anderson

April 6, 1924January 20, 2018

Martha “Pearl” Ingram Anderson, 93, passed from this world on January 20, 2018 in Friendswood, Texas. She was born on April 6, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to William and Catherine Ingram. She then grew up in New York, New York. It was there in 1945 that she married her beloved husband of 62 years, Jimmy. After their wedding they moved to New Orleans and lived there for 60 years until Katrina relocated them to Friendswood, Texas. She resided in Texas for the last 12 years until the day she was called home. Pearl was an active member in Lakeview Presbyterian Church in New Orleans for nearly 60 years. She was involved in many areas including teaching Sunday School and the Young at Heart. She worked as a preschool teacher at Lakeview Presbyterian Day School for 16 years and retired to take care of her mother. Once she moved to Friendswood, Texas she was a member of Webster Presbyterian Church. She embraced life and threw herself completely into her faith, family and friends. She brought peace with her presence to all who knew her. Those who were blessed by knowing her will forever know her genuine kindness that was shown to all she met. Her contagious laughter and smile will live on.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Anderson, her parents Catherine and William Ingram and her two beloved sons William (Becky) and James I. Anderson.

Pearl is survived by her daughter Cathy Newman (Chip), her daughter-in-law Becky Anderson, her grandchildren, Bonnie Suckow (Mark), Bill Newman (Christina), Leah Sepulveda (JR), David Newman (Cassie), and Robby Newman. Her great-grandchildren, William, Robin, and Rebecca Suckow (Bonnie), Baby Newman-due in February (Bill), Scott Stagg, Nolan, Theo, and Baby Sepulveda due in February (Leah), and Kace Newman (David).

A funeral service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. A burial will follow in Metairie Cemetery.


  • Evening Visitation

    Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Visitation (Day of Service)

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Martha "Pearl" Anderson

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Carol Engstrom

March 4, 2018

My sincere condolences to your family. I taught at Lakeview Presbyterian Preschool with Pearl. Her gentle way,and smile were always present. She touched hundreds of lives.

Susan Doody

January 31, 2018

I had the privilege of teaching with Pearl at Lakeview Presbyterian School. Pearl was an angel on earth.
With her radiant smile and twinkle in her eyes, Pearl
displayed love and kindness to all she met. Pearl never raised her voice in the classroom, but instead disciplined with patience and love. I will always cherish my teaching days spent with Pearl.

January 29, 2018

Cathy, Deepest condolences for your loss.
Faye Serpas

January 29, 2018

May our Loving God comfort the hearts of the family. PS.94:19.

G. G.

January 27, 2018

To the Anderson family, I hope knowing that you're in the thoughts and prayers of many bring a measure of comfort. We look forward to the time when all things that cause sickness and death will be eradicated by God's Kingdom. - Matthew 6:9-10

Judy White

January 27, 2018

Your mom was a giving person. I'll always be grateful for her care after I had surgery. She sat with me and kept me company when my family was unable to be there. I'm she was greeted in heaven with a "Well done, good and faithful servant."


January 26, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Your family was truly blessed to have shared so many beautiful memories with her. May God comfort each of you during your time of mourning.

Robin Booker

January 26, 2018

Martha was a beautiful soul with a beautiful smile that we always looked forward to seeing at Hope Village!

Cheryl Estopinal

January 26, 2018

Just being in Pearl

Nancy & Tim Wymer

January 26, 2018

Pearl was the kindest soul we have ever met. A true gentlewoman who was graceful in every way. She was sweet to everyone and I never heard a negative comment come out of her. She was also thoughtful as when we moved into our first home she brought us a crystal tray as a housewarming gift and I treasure it still. It was such a nice thing for her to do. Whenever she was in our home she was such easy company with her smiling face, funny quips, and bright eyes. She will shine among the angels.