Martha Jane Burns Upshaw Anderson
November 9, 1940 - July 24, 2018
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First Baptist Church - West Monroe Feazel Chapel
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-322-5104 | Map
Friday 7/27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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First Baptist Church - West Monroe Feazel Chapel
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-322-5104 | Map
Friday 7/27, 11:00 am
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
623 Hwy 80E
Monroe, LA 71203
318-343-1511 | Map
Friday 7/27

Martha Jane Burns Upshaw Anderson was born November 9, 1940, and died on July 24, 2018. She was a devoted, lifelong Monroyan. A vivid childhood memory of Martha Jane was that of holding the hand of her 54- year- old father, Bob Burns, in the downtown lobby of Ouachita National Bank, and being asked by…

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Sam Ledger left a message on June 22, 2020:
I have been away for a long while, so was not aware of Mrs. Upshaw-Anderson's passing. I met her in the 1990s when I was friends with Allison and we were both at LSU. She was a remarkable woman and a true southern lady. My thoughts to the entire family. Respectfully, Sam Ledger
Stephen Wheat left a message on August 13, 2018:
I just found out today about our loss. She advised me in college and I am sending my daughter next year to college at ULM because of her. Goodness never ends:)
Steve Mintz left a message on July 27, 2018:
Dear Pat, Ainsley, Allison and all related Families, My condolences. All I can add to the beautiful obituary was Martha Jane's outstanding advocacy for quality of life and beautification. In the Monroe Garden District she was very active and effective on these points, i.e. Georgia Tucker, a founding Board Member of Forsythe Avenue Beautification, Forsythe Park, etc. I have made a memorial contribution in her name to Forsythe Avenue Beautification for one of the tree plantings in front of Neville High School. Sincerely, Steve Mintz
Tom Causey left a message on July 27, 2018:
Pat so sorry to hear about Martha Jane. She was a wonderful person. My prayers are with you and your family. Sorry I couldn't attend, have been very sick.
Joe and Drew Farr left a message on July 27, 2018:
Pat and family, Martha Jane was an awesome person and gave her all to her family,friends, and community. The world needs more folks like her and it would be a much more peaceful and inclusive world. She will be dearly missed!
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Clyde White left a message on July 27, 2018:
Martha Jane was always an inspiration to me and many of my friends. She and Elton were our high school church leaders at First Presbyterian Church in the early 60s. Martha endured more tragedy than anyone should in a lifetime, but she always turned to God for encouragement and that attitude was contagious to the rest of us. Pat, you have our deepest sympathy.
Jane Hamblin, writing from the National Office of Mortar Board left a message on July 26, 2018:
Mortar Board was proud to claim Martha as a member and to benefit from her leadership nationally and at ULM. Please know of our deep sympathy and most sincere regard for the way that she lived Mortar Board’s Ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.
Walter Hastings left a message on July 26, 2018:
And he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength Is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather Boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2Corinthians 12:99
Walter Hastings left a message on July 26, 2018:
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Bill and Lynn Duncan left a message on July 26, 2018:
Surely sending thoughts and prayers to you at this tender time. Martha was a gracious southern lady and she will be greatly missed and remembered.
Tank & Jeri Fuller left a message on July 26, 2018:
Our prayers are with Pat & the family
Tank & Jeroline Fuller left a message on July 26, 2018:
Martha, was a very sweet sweet lady our prayers are with Pat & the family
Tim and Susan Harvey left a message on July 26, 2018:
So beautiful, just like Rosemary. So sorry for your loss.
SueLynn Sandifer left a message on July 26, 2018:
What a gracious lady. Always something positive to say and a smile on her face that brightens the day. Sorry for your loss.
Patsy Rials left a message on July 26, 2018:
A friend and former co-worker. I know Heaven needed you.. Love, Patsy Hammonds Rials
Leisa Dupuy left a message on July 26, 2018:
Dear PatWe are so terribly sorry to hear of Martha Jane’s passing. She was such an accomplished woman admired by all who knew her. We loved her like family and love you and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Ed Coates left a message on July 26, 2018:
Martha Jane was a friend and an inspiration to so many people and set an example for all of us To follow.
Nancy Williams left a message on July 26, 2018:
She inspired many of us to not only continue our education, but also to show grace and dignity during life’s difficult times. A true southern lady
SMouton left a message on July 25, 2018:
I am truly sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories of your time with Ms. Martha. When you reflect on the memories you shared they will bring a smile to your heart. I know this is a difficult time, but the Bible gives us a wonderful hope regarding all of those who have fallen asleep in death. Rev21:1-5, John 5:28-29
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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