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Betty J Martin

November 17, 1938 — March 16, 2024

Greenwell Springs

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Betty Joyce James Martin, lovingly known as “Mama”, “Mom”, “Maw Maw”, “MeMaw” “Aunt Betty”, Sister, Friend & “Prayer Warrior”, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 6:59 pm, with her 3 daughters by her side. We will miss her dearly but REJOICE that she is in the arms of Jesus! She was 85 yrs old and a resident of Greenwell Springs. She was married for 39 years to Joseph Martin, who predeceased her in 2004. Also, Betty was sadly predeceased by her grandson, Ransom Chad Holland, of Denham Springs, La. in 2022. She was a Beautician for 5 years prior to driving a school bus for 18 years. In 2002, she worked as a temp, for State Police, became permanent, and was placed in the Towing Department. She worked for LSP for 21 years & retired in 2020 as an Administrative Coordinator 4. She was a member of Milldale Baptist Church in Zachary, La. She was well known by many, as a Godly woman, who was always ready to pray with, intercede for, or witness to, every soul, that the Lord sent her way. She was an absolutely amazing woman, who was beautiful, with a beautiful soul! She was a reflection of the Lord Jesus Christ and made a wonderful impact on so many lives. Words can never express how much she impacted our lives! A precious saint of God is with her Savior! She loved everyone! And everyone loved her! We’re so very grateful that God gave her to us!!

She is survived by her children, Carlene Martin, Greenwell Springs LA.; Darlene Adams and son-in-law Sonny Adams, Baton Rouge, La.; Sheila Holland and son-in-law Monte Holland(her adopted daughter)Zachary, LA.; grandchildren, Joseph Phillips; Tiffany Holmes and husband Holt Holmes; Christopher Adams; Madison Nicosia and husband Jonathan Nicosia; Justin Lynn; Sheree’ Dempsey; Jessica Almand and husband Brett Almand; Jordan Holland and wife Kimberly Holland; great grandchildren, Cassie Boyd and husband Adam Boyd; Camryn Phillips; Destiny Wright; Luke Legendre; Kohen and Stetson Holmes; Bethany Lynn, Jade Lynn, Gracie Lynn; Cayla Workman and Noah Dempsey; Kaleigh Fletcher; Tanner Rizan, Jaxx, Bekhem and Stevee Rhea Almand; Breanna and Jacoby Creel, Remington and Maverick Holland; great-great grandchildren, Kentlee Boyd; Nathaniel Triviz. Two loving sisters, Allie Morgan Wilson and Nancy Morgan; a brother Dan Morgan; a niece (Betty was like a mother to her) Amber Hunter and numerous other nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents Eddie Hanson James and Leona Gore James Morgan; sister Beverly James Tanner.

Visiting at Milldale Baptist Church,

11950 Milldale Rd. Zachary, La. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday March 23, until religious services at 11:30, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Robertson. Interment inChurch cemetery. Lunch in dining hall at church after burial. A nursery will be provided from 11:00 - 1:30. 

Pallbearers will be Joseph Phillips, Justin Lynn, Jordan Holland, Brett Almand, Jonathan Nicosia and Kohen Holmes

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