, Port Arthur, Texas


February 17, 2014

Mattie Dora Martin

GROVES —   Mattie Dora Martin, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 16, 2014 surrounded by her family.

    She was born to Morgan and Lillian Lanier on October 29, 1927.

   Mattie graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 1945. She worked at the Texaco “Island” where she met her husband, Louis Martin, of 66 years. She later worked for the PNGISD at West Groves Elementary cafeteria.

   Mattie was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She devoted her life to God and caring for her family. She loved to cook and garden. Her handiwork with flowers and plants was evident to anyone who passed her house.

   Her life will be celebrated at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.

   Reverend Travis Cox from Friendship Baptist Church will be officiating.

A visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

   Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Martin, Keith Martin, Matt Dixon, Mark Dixon, Brian Theriot and Douglas Cutrer.

   Mattie is preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Lillian Lanier, two brothers, Percy and Dr. Ernest Lanier, and one sister, Drue Suprick.

   She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Louis Charles Martin, two children, Randy Martin and wife, Katherine of Port Neches, Sondra Dixon of Nederland, five grandchildren, Rachel and Haley Martin, Keith Martin and wife, Heather, Matt Dixon and wife, Marla and Mark Dixon and wife, Brianne. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Josie and Claire Martin and Lane Dixon.

    The family would like to thank Mattie’s devoted and loving caregivers at Lisa’s 24 Hour Care, especially Lisa, Elonda, Joyce, and Patricia.

    Mattie was an amazing and strong woman of God. She will be greatly missed.

We love you Mom.

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