The family request all flowers to be sent to Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.

Rose Day Martin

July 10, 1924January 21, 2022
Obituary of Rose Day Martin
Rose was born July 10, 1924 in Derby, England to Charles Robert Day and Ellen Williamson Day and passed away on January 21, 2022 at her home in Shreveport, LA surrounded by her family. Rose was preceded in death by her parents; 8 siblings in England; her loving husband of 48 years, James L. Martin and a nephew, Gary Martin. Rose is survived by 4 loving children, Marilynn Averitt (James) of Shreveport, LA, Ronald Martin of Tyler, TX, Phyllis Hull (Ronnie) of Shreveport, LA, Robert Martin (Alicia) of Houston, TX, and a special "daughter" Judy Bartz of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Tina Reeves (Robert) of Stonewall, LA, Trina Hodges (James) of Minden, LA, Tracy Hickman (B.J.) of Sibley, LA, Dennie Giles (Jack) of Keithville, LA, Shannon Woods (Stephen) of Allen, TX, Rachel Johnson (Wayne), Shelby Hull (Kelsey), and her only grandson Randy Martin of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren, Charla Kight (Micah), Jared Reeves, Jennifer Reeves, Josh Reeves, Justin Hodges (Haley), Gavin Hodges (Kaycee), Chase Hickman, T.J. Hickman, Tommy Giles (Megan), Colton Giles (Lauren), Meghan Woods and 13 great-great granchildren. She is also survived by a very special niece, Janice Powell (Ned); nephews, Gregory Martin (Elaine), Glen Martin, Guy Martin (Amy), Grady Martin, Gene Martin (Leslie), and Gerald Martin (Debbie). Rose was raised in England and had many stories to tell about WWII, she remembered the bombings the most. After a romantic WWII courtship she married James L. Martin who was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They married on January 11th, 1945 in Derby England and she left everything and everyone she knew to cross the ocean to start a life with the love of her life. In 1946 she boarded the President Tyler, a retired troop carrier ship, with 600 other war brides. They sailed for 19 days on rough seas before reaching the U.S. She began her new life in her new country with "Jim". They were married 48 years before his death in 1993. She was very proud the day she became an American citizen. She passed down her deep patriotism for our country, our flag, and all branches of our military. She strengthened her family with her "English Blood" and "Hot Tea". She has other nieces and nephews in England including Frank Day, Margaret Winter, and a special friend Direen Hodgins. Rose always demonstrated the best example of "Carry On" every day of her life. She made sure to pass down her English roots and the love of her family in England. She was a wonderful Mama, Granny, Great Granny, Aunt Rose, and of course "Granny Darling" not only to her family but to so many that she opened her big heart to over the years. To know Granny was to love her. Rose loved spending time with her family. Each generation from the grandchildren to the great-great grandchildren all have fond memories of Granny playing games, teaching them to knit and working puzzles. She loved to work crossword puzzles and used a pen because she knew all the answers. She received thanks from LSU for knitting baby clothes and donating those to the hospital. She enjoyed working at Schumpert Hospital in Labor and Delivery and Nursery and at Gowens Nursing Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Bernard and his staff for many years of caring for our beloved Granny, everyone at Hand In Hand Hospice with special thanks to Zondrian and Val for your loving care, our special friend and sitter Sherry Harris, and special friend Debbie Purvis. Her favorite quote was "Life's work well done, now comes rest." The only great work well done by me was raising my children. I did my best and loved them dearly. This is God's will. I am going to be with the Lord, all of my friends and family, and Jim at last! A visitation for Rose will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108, followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 PM with Jim Owens officiating. Rose will be laid to rest in Centuries Memorial Park. Honoring Rose as pallbearers will be Jack Giles,Glen Martin, Guy Martin, Grady Martin, Ned Powell, and Bubba Vines. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, LA 71109.

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  • Marilyn Averitt (James) Daughter
  • Ronald Martin Son
  • Phyllis Hull (Ronnie) Daughter
  • Robert Martin (Alicia) Son
  • Judy Bartz Special Daughter
  • Tina Reeves (Robert) Grandchild
  • Trina Hodges (James) Grandchild
  • Tracy Hickman (B.J.) Grandchild
  • Dennie Giles (Jack) Grandchild
  • Shannon Woods (Stephen) Grandchild
  • Rachel Johnson (Wayne) Grandchild
  • Shelby Hull (Kelsey) Grandchild
  • Randy Martin Grandchild
  • Charla Kight (Micah) Great Grandchild
  • Jared Reeves Great Grandchild
  • Jennifer Reeves Great Grandchild
  • Josh Reeves Great Grandchild
  • Justin Hodges (Haley) Great Grandchild
  • Gavin Hodges (Kaycee) Great Grandchild
  • Chase Hickman Great Grandchild
  • T.J. Hickman Great Grandchild
  • Tommy Giles (Megan) Great Grandchild
  • Colton Giles (Lauren) Great Grandchild
  • Meghan Woods Great Grandchild
  • Janice Powell (Ned) Niece
  • Gregory Martin (Elaine) Nephew
  • Glen Martin Nephew
  • Guy Martin (Amy) Nephew
  • Grady Martin Nephew
  • Gene Martin (Leslie) Nephew
  • Gerald Martin (Debbie) Nephew
  • Charles Robert Day Father (deceased)
  • Ellen Williamson Day Mother (deceased)
  • James L. Martin Husband of 48 years (deceased)
  • Gary Martin Nephew (deceased)
  • Also left to cherish her memory are 13 great-great grandchildren.

  • Jack Giles
  • Glen Martin
  • Guy Martin
  • Grady Martin
  • Ned Powell
  • Bubba Vines

Past Services

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Celebration of Life