Ellen M. Martin

June 17, 1926 ~ March 2, 2012

LAKE ARTHUR Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Norman Martin, 85, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2012 in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Whitney Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Shell Beach Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Funeral home visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday; and 8:00 a.m. Monday until time of services. A Scripture service led by Rev. Miller will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Mrs. Martin died at 6:10 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a native of Hillsboro, Texas and a resident of Lake Arthur for 60 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and an active member of the Catholic Daughters for over 50 years. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Sanders and husband Allen of Baldwin, Bridget Martin of Lake Charles, Celestine Angelle and husband Frank of Jennings; one son, Michael Martin and wife Debbie of Hong Kong; one sister, Hazel Hanning of Fort Worth, TX; 8 grandchildren, Benjamin Martin, Jeremy Martin, Christopher Sanders, Joshua Sanders, Samuel Sanders, Jonathan Sanders, Jill Angelle, Jodi Angelle and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her parents, Vaughn and Mary Hughes Norman, her husband, LeRoy Martin and two brothers, James C. and Wilburn Norman.

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  1. Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. She was such a kind, gentle, caring lady, who so loved her children and Mr. Leroy. I was privileged to teach with your Dad at LAHS and with Bridget at McNeese. What a fine example of a Christian family! Judy, the Catholic Daughters of Court Father Charles Kirk #1573 in Lake Arthur, and I send our love and prayers to you during this difficult period in your life.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with your and your family! Ms. Ellen was such a sweet person. We didn't visit much but she always had such kind words to say about her children. I know you will truly miss her. Her beautiful smile will make Heaven that much brighter!!!

  3. Our prayers going out to the Martin family at this time. Your Mom is now resting in the arms of her Savior!

  4. Kathy, Bridget, Celestine,so sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers.

  5. Bridget I am so sorry for your loss! I realize mere words cannot express my true feelings; however, I wanted to let you know we are truly sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief. She must have been a very special lady because she raised a very special daughter! Love and prayers, Becky B.

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