Mary Louise Welch Martin went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 26, 2022. She was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. Mary attended Caddo Heights Baptist Church for many years and later in life she fellowshipped at Life Tabernacle and Open Range Fellowship in Greenwood, LA. Mary had an incredible unconditional love for everyone and contributed faithfully to the Kingdom of God. We know that her love and contributions will be never ending and will live on forever in the lives of her family and friends. She loved gifting Bibles to her family and made sure that everyone had a hand crocheted blanket that she put many, many hours into with tender loving care in each stitch. Mary was always glad to see you come and would make certain that you never left empty handed, even if it was just a bag of apples. She was the most happy when she had her quiver full of all her grandbabies and would always make sure that each one got a hot grilled cheese sandwich and a good back scratching.
Mary’s most enjoyable hobby was buying and selling antiques at Canton, Texas. She had a keen knowledge of antique dolls, antique clocks, silver, porcelain, and china ware.
Mary was preceded in death by: Her Parents: John Edward Welch and Mary Lucille McFarland- Welch -Shaw Siblings: John Welch (wife Joyce), James Welch (wife Margie), Susan Trangmar Liles Children: John Robert (Bobby) Norman Jr., Jeri Lynn Norman Griffin (husband Jerry Alan) Great Grandchildren: Jet Andrew Montgomery, Alan Kent Escoe III Niece: Dianne Welch Kirk Aunts and Uncles: Blanche Boudreaux, Grace Storti, Louise Cox, Verona LeBlanc J B McFarland, Fred McFarland.
Mary is Survived by: Two Brothers: Thomas Bishop (wife Pat) of Albuquerque NM, David Trangmar (wife Pepper) Children: Judith Norman Modisette of Shreveport LA, James Bedner of Edmond OK, Janet McCollister (husband William H McCollister) of Shreveport LA Grandchildren: Lacy Farmer of Chicago IL, Alan Kent Escoe II of Fayetteville, AR, Dana Modisette (Ryan Gresham-Fiance) of Denver CO, Davin Modisette (wife Tabitha) of Jackson, TN, Chad Norman of Amory, MS, Ashley Norman of Amory, MS, Darci Wilmoth of Las Vegas, NV, Jason Juneau (wife Norma) of Las Vegas, NV, Christy Montgomery (husband Jason) of Bossier City, LA, William H McCollister II (wife Mindy) of Mandeville, LA, Kimberly Hand (husband Brad) of Shreveport, LA Great GrandChildren: Faith Escoe, Tyler Escoe, Arabelle Modisette, Brandon Norman, Jade Alexandria Moody, Adisson Page Norman, John Coey Norman, Lucina Juneau, Juan Edward Soriano, Vanessa Wilmoth, Anthony Sarco, Isabelle Sarco, Jet Andrew Montgomery, William H McCollister III, Henry McCollister, Elliott McCollister, Annabelle Wood, Alex Hand Nieces and Nephews: John E Welch III, Charles Welch, Terry Welch, Chris Welch, Tracey Welch Meyer, James Welch Jr, Jill Welch, Janet Welch Boyter, Caroyln Smith, Raymond Smith, Tom Liles, Mary had a special close relationship with her cousin, Lee J Boudreaux of Shreveport, LA, and many other loved ones including Mary’s Lifetime Friend- Lynn Chesser of Shreveport.