June 2, 1923-May 12, 2019

Funeral services for Shirley Martin Ellzey will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with Bro. Bruce Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at the Coldwater Baptist Cemetery in Hagewood. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the funeral home.

Shirley was a native of Natchitoches Parish, born June 2, 1923, and died  May 12, 2019.

She was a retired educator for Natchitoches Parish School Board, an avid traveler and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ceyril Marcus Ellzey and Ralph Wayne Ellzey; son, Jonny Lane Ellzey; grandson, Patrick Wade O’Brien; parents, William Otho Martin and Sadie Osborn Martin; and brother, Wayne Martin.

She is survived by three daughters, Jean O’Brien (Benny) of Natchitoches, Marno Breaux of Houston and Marsha Roy (Ronald) of Natchitoches; two granddaughters, Brynn Litton of Houston and Jennifer Seard of Georgetown, Texas; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Austin Martin of San Antonio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Jones, J.D. Wyble, Richard Guidroz, Dewayne Garlington, Owen Lee Callicoatte and Mark Martin.