Sherel A. Martin Jr.

August 1, 1930 — November 17, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for Mr. Sherel A. Martin Jr., 81, a native of Louisa and longtime resident of Patterson, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at 11:50 a.m. at his home. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Donavan Labbé will officiate the services.

Mr. Sherel was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean War. Following a long and successful career in the oil industry, he went on to become the St. Mary Parish Assessor, where he faithfully served for 16 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Bonnie June Marshall Martin of Patterson; six children, Leesa M. Foreman of Houma, Laddie M. Lawrence and her husband Ben of Houston, Mary Beth M. Spradlin and her husband John of Patterson, Shelly M. Adams and her husband Al of Berwick, Bonnie Jean M. Patureau and her husband Keith of Destrehan, and Sherel E. Martin and his wife Dana of Patterson; one brother, Richard Martin and his wife Marcia of Centerville; three sisters, Audrey M. Falzon and her husband Phillip of Houston, Claire M. Williams and her husband Fred of Denham Springs, and Theresa M. Olivier and her husband Thomas of Centerville; and 13 grandchildren, Beth Ann LaBrosse and her husband Dave, Bruce Adams Jr., Lisa Paige Lawrence, Ryan Lawrence, Jack Spradlin, Allie Adams IV, Austin Adams and his wife Elizabeth, Alaina Adams, Savanna Patureau, Miles Patureau, Chase A. Martin, Lindsey Martin and Logan E. Martin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherel A. Martin Sr. and Addie Landry Martin; one sister, Carolyn Martin Crochet; and his mother-in-law, Mary Dale Tew.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1011 First St., P.O. Box 219, Patterson, LA 70392.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Bruce Adams Jr., David LaBrosse, Allie Adams IV, Austin Adams, Miles Patureau, Chase A. Martin and Logan E. Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Spradlin and Ryan Lawrence.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, 985-395-7873.

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