May 19, 1932 – Feb. 25, 2021

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Martin will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Natchitoches. The family will receive friends from 12:30–2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Benjamin Martin Jr., Jackson Martin, J.P. Cotton, Ben Garcia, Willie Garcia and Wade Goings.

Honorary pallbearer is Eric Williams.

Dorothy Martin passed away Feb. 25, 2021, in Natchitoches. She was born May 19, 1932, to Dewey Murray and Elsie Gilcrease Murray in Derry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leroy Martin; a son, Steve Martin; a grandson, Benjamin Martin III; and siblings, Lela Dalme, Betty Davenport, Lavada “Sugar” Tanner and Harry Vanhook.

Dot truly loved life. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends and her exuberance for life made her so much fun to be around.  She was a very competitive and skilled cards and dominos player, and was always up for a game.  Her greatest treasure on earth was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She dearly loved all of them.  She will be greatly missed but always remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her children, Jeannie Cotton and husband Bart, Susan Martin, Benjamin Martin Jr. and wife Belinda and Lisa Martin; grandchildren, Eric Williams, Melissa Galatas, Codie Goings, Willie Garcia, J.P. Cotton, Ben Garcia and Jackson Martin; and numerous great-grandchildren.