April 04, 1924 - May 23, 2018
Sister Rosie Roberts Martin was the third of six children born to the late Leon Roberts and Ruthanna Jefferson Roberts. She was born on April 4, 1924 in Hub, Mississippi. She moved to the Live Oak community and attended Live Oak Elementary School. She was united in holy matrimony to Dewitt Martin on May 27, 1942.
Rosie Roberts Martin United with the Wesley Ray United Methodist Church early in life. She was a faithful church and choir member until her health began to fail. She also served as a choir treasurer. She served as a Red Cross representative for many years.
Mama Rose, as we called her, was well known for her charming personality and her southern hospitality. She was hospitable to all that visited her home. Her passion was taking care of her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, farming, cultivating, and working diligently at it. She was a very caring and giving person to her family and community.
She was loved by all and will greatly be missed by all. She leaves to cherish her memories: Clarise Waddell, Linda Peters, and Ruthie Torrence og Angie, LA., two sons: Nuell Martin of Kingsport, TN., Lindsey (Eldora) Martin of Dearborn Mich. Also a granddaughter whom she reared: Tesha Myers of Murrieta, CA., two special sister-in-laws: Lillian Roberts of Varnado, LA., and Roxie Roberts of Angie, LA., numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, a special former daughter-in-law, Ezzie Ruth Martin of Richmond, CA.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Dewitt Martin, a daughter: Barbara Pittman, and a step-son: Willie E. Martin. She was also preceded in death by all five of her siblings.
The visitation will be from 2:00PM-6:00PM Friday, June 1, 2018 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa. Funeral services will be 12:00PM Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church, Pastor Terrance August, officiating. Interment: Jefferson's Cemetery