Jessie Mae Martin Foreman

CROWLEY - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010 at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church for Jessie Mae Martin Foreman, 74, who died at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in Crowley, .

Fr. Bill Ruskoski will celebrate the Mass and the Committal Services at the Woodlawn Mausoleum. The family request visitation hours be observed from 10 a.m. Thursday until 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until service time. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Foreman was born May 3, 1936 in Comanche, Texas to the late John Henry and Annie Mae Davidson Martin. She married Marion Leon Foreman and after his retirement from the service they settled in Crowley and established Foreman’s Seafood Restaurant. She and her family operated the restaurant for 20 plus years. She loved spending her time with her family and friends and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters Linda M. Richard and fiancé Ronnie Lavergne of Rayne, Shirley Guidry and her husband Michael of Crowley, Ruby McCall of Rayne and Brenda Sarver and her husband Greg of Crowley; three sons Walter McCoy and his wife Theresa of Texas, Michael Foreman and his wife Christine of Rayne and Bruce Foreman and his wife Pamela of Crowley; two brothers Curtis Martin and Robert Martin of San Antonio, Texas; sisters Johnnie Mae Perez of San Antonio, Margie Breiten of San Antonio, Faye Mocaygemba of San Antonio, Texas, Della Harshaw of Houston, Texas, Peggy Lucas of San Antonio, Texas, Cathy Martin of San Antonio, Texas, and Barbara Young of San Antonio, Texas; Seventeen grandchildren Shawn and Sonny Scruggs, Kelly Guidry, Bonnie and Walid Elagamy, Nina and Casey Hayes, Christopher and Josalyn McCoy, Reba McCoy, Garrett McCoy, Joshua and Renee McCall, Jennifer and Toby Daigle, Jessica and Damon Trahan, Christopher Foreman, Madelyn Foreman, Ryan Sarver, Brook Sarver and fiancé Mikey Mahoney, Laina Sarver, Landon Sarver, Nadia Foreman and fiancé Jarrod Farque; 15 great-grandchildren Seth, Parker, Hayden, Zakary, Noah, Adam, Gabriel, London, William, Boston, Ellie, Thomas, Bella, Joseph and one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Carolyn Martin; 4 brothers Jerry Martin, Jackie Martin, Richard Martin and Kenneth Martin; a son-in-law Thomas Michael McCall and her companion of 24 years Henry Dugan.

The family would like to express their gratitude to her caregivers Gloria, Maryann, Shirley and to Alisa Huesers and Craig Dugan for their support. They would also like to thank Hospice of Acadiana for their care and comfort.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. of Crowley and Friends may express their condolences at

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