Bobbie B. Martin

9/17/2016

Bobbie Buratt Martin, 96, joined her husband in the presence of the Lord on Saturday morning, September 17, 2016 at her home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 19, 1920 in Galvez, Louisiana to Louis and Gertie Carpenter Buratt.

Bobbie was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother with a servant heart who always put others first. She was known by everyone as a humble, Godly woman of great faith and truly a disciple of Jesus Christ. Strongly believing in the power of prayer, she was considered to be a “prayer warrior” by those who knew her. Her prayer journals contained the names of all who needed or asked specifically for her prayers.

She married her high school sweetheart, Carey A. Martin, on February 18, 1939.  Four children were born to this union - Glen, Allen, Dale and Lynette - before Carey answered his call to ministry.  Bobbie was his biggest supporter in his call to ministry, leaving their home and extended family, with children ranging in age from fifteen to two years old, and following him in the itineracy of the United Methodist Church. She shared in all aspects of Carey’s ministry as they served faithfully side-by-side at Lee's Landing and Wesley Chapel (Ponchatoula), Kentwood, Mt. Hermon, Eunice, Ville Platte, Denham Springs, Winbourne (Baton Rouge), and Algiers United Methodist Churches.  A self-taught Bible scholar, Bobbie led numerous Sunday School classes, Bible Studies, Vacation Bible Schools, was a choir member and served many offices in the United Methodist Women's organization throughout her life. She was always seeking more knowledge and wisdom, especially regarding her faith.  One of her greatest joys was being able to walk where Jesus walked in the Holy Land on two separate trips with Carey.

Bobbie was taught by her mother at an early age to appreciate all of God's handiwork in the outdoors and loved to garden and see things grow.  She always marveled at how many blessings God had bestowed on her during her lifetime and was truly thankful for all things.

The celebration of her life was held on September 19, 2016 at Jefferson UMC, Baton Rouge, LA, where she was a member at the time of her death.  The officiating ministers were Rev. Michi Head and Rev. Larry Miller.  Interment followed at Carpenter’s Chapel Cemetery in Prairieville, LA.

Spouse of the late Rev. Carey Martin. 

Mrs. Martin  was grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother with a servant heart who always put others first. A woman of great faith, she believed strongly in the power of prayer and her prayer journals contained the names of all who needed or asked specifically for her prayers. She shared in all aspects of her husband's, Rev. Carey A. Martin, ministry in The United Methodist Church as they served faithfully side-by-side at Lee's Landing and Wesley Chapel (Ponchatoula), Kentwood, Mt. Hermon, Eunice, Ville Platte, Denham Springs, Winbourne (Baton Rouge), and Algiers United Methodist Churches. She was a self-taught Bible scholar who led numerous Sunday School classes, Bible Studies, Vacation Bible Schools and served many offices in the United Methodist Women's organization throughout her life. She was taught by her mother at an early age to appreciate all of God's handiwork in the outdoors and loved to garden and see things grow. 

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