Glena “Ms. Mae” Hearne Martin, 85, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:45 a.m. She was a native of Chatham and former resident of West Monroe and current resident of Houma, LA.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Chauvin Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 13, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. until a funeral service at 11 AM. Burial will be held in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, LA.
Ms. Mae is survived by her children, Brenda M. Tolbert and husband, Pat of Athens, TX, Robby Martin and wife, Margaret of West Monroe, LA, Elizabeth “Beth” M. Powell and fiancé, Don Gilmore of Houma, LA, Sherry M. Marsh and husband, Ret. Mst. Sgt. “USAF” Greg of Cheney, WA, and Randall “Randy” Martin of West Monroe, LA.; grandchildren, Mendy Tolbert, Brittany Marsh, Brandy Marsh, Kristen “Kay Pea” Powell, James Martin, Wayne Martin, Brooklyn Marsh and Cirstin Martin; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Judy Martin Mitcham and husband, Billy of TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ms. Mae is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Henry “Eddie” “Plunkie” Edward Martin, Jr.; son, Wayne Edward Martin; son-in-law, Gary Dale Powell, granddaughter, Lisa Martin; parents, Paul Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Hearn Hearne; brothers, Coye, Hurrist, and Luther Hearne; sisters, Bernice Ellis, Eveline Kennedy and Effie Morgan of Hattiesburg, MS; in-laws, Henry Martin, Sr., and Rosa McMullen Lee and husband, J. C. Lee.
Ms. Mae was born, July 4, 1933 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, the youngest daughter born to Paul and Mary “Lizzie” Hearne.
After the death of her husband, Henry “Eddie” “Plunkie” Martin, Ms. Mae moved to Houma with her daughter Beth and her family. Ms. Mae in her later years she experienced hiking at Mt. Rainier Washington, a helicopter ride over the crater of Mt. St. Helens and her first trip to Disney World.
Ms. Mae was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed cooking, Mardi Gras, LSU football and New Orleans Saints football. Her favorite player was Drew Brees. You could always count on Ms. Mae being in LSU gear on Saturdays and Saints gear on Sundays. Even after being diagnosed with Dementia she still point at the television because she recognized Drew Brees. Ms. Mae was an angel walking along the earth. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In the words of her granddaughter, Kay Pea:
“Grandmas led an awesome life, I know she will find peace”
The family would like to thank St. Catherine’s Hospice, The Oaks of Houma, and Dr. Brian Matherne.