Altha Marie Doherty, 80 years old, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family and
went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on June 1, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in
Lafayette, Louisiana. She was the wife of Philip Morris Doherty. They shared 60 wonderful
She was born on September 4, 1939 in Eureka, Louisiana and graduated from Calhoun High
School. She and Philip were members of the Open Door Church in Lafayette, Louisiana.
She enjoyed visiting, listening to sermons, singing and listening to her grandkids play
She will always be remembered for being “Sweet Marie”.
She is survived by her husband, Philip Morris Doherty of Vicksburg, Mississippi; her sister,
Pauline Jordan Antley of West Monroe, Louisiana; her son John Kelly Doherty and his wife
Arlene Doherty of Abbeville; her son Paul Lilbourn Doherty and his wife Betsi Doherty of
Abbeville, her 5 grandchildren; Lauren Doherty, Madeline Postma and her husband Tylan
Postma, Michael Doherty, Matthew Doherty, and John Doherty.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Nixon and Ezell Jordan, her brothers,
Elster Jordan, Addis Jordan, Alfred Jordan, Otis Jordan, and Von Ervin Jordan.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Open Door Church at 1709 Dulles Drive, Lafayette,
Louisiana 70506 on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:30 am. A visitation will be at Kilpatrick
Funeral Home on Friday June 5, 1321 North 7th Street, West Monroe, Louisiana 71291 from
10:30 am-12:00 pm. A graveside ceremony will follow at 2:00 pm at Aulds Chapel Cemetery in
Downsville, Louisiana on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Memorial donations can be sent to Torchbearers His Hill at PO Box 9, Comfort, TX 78013 or
flowers can be sent to Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 1321 N. 7th Street, West Monroe, Louisiana