Joyce Cole Martin

Published 2:21 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Joyce Cole Martin, 93, of Port Arthur passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Arboretum of Winnie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on October 6, 1923 to her parents, Nellie Strother Cole and Landry Cole in Pitkin, Louisiana. Joyce has been a resident of the area since 1946. She was a caring and loving homemaker in raising her five children with her husband, Edgar. Joyce was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two daughters, Melinda Martin and Jolene Jones,  her son, Ronnie Martin and her husband, Edgar Sam “Red Bone” Martin.

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Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Bonita Williamson and husband, Elton of LaPorte, Texas, Patricia Boudreaux and husband, Thomas of Fannett, Texas, her son, David Martin and wife, Jodie of Fannett, Texas along with 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchikdren.

She is also survived by her two brothers, Clayton Cole and wife, Nona of DeRidder, Louiisiana and Coy Wayne Cole of Jasper, Texas as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, June 8,  2017 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Joyce’s life will be at 10:00 AM Friday, June 9, 2017 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.