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Jeanne Duplantis Martin, age 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 4, 2021. She was a native of Upper Little Caillou and a resident of Houma.
A private burial will be held at Garden of Memories Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, July 17, 2021, via Zoom at 1:30 p.m.
Jeanne is survived by her beloved children, Darla & (Lloyd) Bourgeois, Debra & (Dennis) Olden, Sr., Terral & (Cynthia) Martin, Arlene & (Alvin) Yates, Sr., Timothy Martin and former wife Donna, and Rachel & (Randy) Deroche, Sr.; seventeen grandchildren, and thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister- in-law, Nancy Duplantis; brother-in-law, Maiston (Loyce) Martin; and sister-in-law, Lois Lackey.
Jeanne is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Emery Dean Martin; parents, Xavier and Cornelia Pellegrin Duplantis; sister, Jessie & (Nauly) Blanchard; brother Ronnie Duplantis; and one grandson, Alvin Yates, Jr.
Jeanne was adored by her children and grandchildren and loved her family dearly. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1965, and she read her Bible every day. She spoke about her God, Jehovah, to her family and to all whom she met. She was very intelligent, lived her life with high ethical and moral values, and was often described as a sweet and classy lady. Jeanne was a great cook and always had a delicious meal prepared for her family. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years for her husband’s business. Jeanne was the best mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother that anyone could ever ask for. She was a firm believer in the Bible’s teaching of a resurrection. She looked forward to living again on a paradise earth that Jehovah God has promised to restore for all mankind.
Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jeanne Duplantis Martin.
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