Salon 19

Patsy (Colbert) Martin

June 27, 1933 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 88)

Life Story

Patsy C. Martin, 88 years of age, passed away on January 4, 2022, in her home in Longview, Texas. She was born on June 27, 1933, in Tyler, Texas.

Patsy had an entrepreneurial spirit. She owned and operated numerous businesses with her husband and sons over the years.

Oh, the woman could cook. She loved cooking and baking for her family. She loved putting out big holiday meals for family and friends, turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. She loved sweet potatoes and knew several ways to make them tasty!

She enjoyed working in her yard tending to the many beautiful flowers she would nurture each year. She was an excellent interior decorator, and her home was a show piece for her many decorating talents. She kept her home immaculately clean, even when maintenance men came to clean, test, and inspect her appliances, they would remark how clean and dust free every area would be, even underneath and behind, because she had beaten them to it as part of her cleaning routine included vacuuming behind and under them all. She was a lifelong collector of owls, which she proudly displayed throughout her home that she had received as gifts over many years from her family and friends. She was a very classy and tasteful LADY. She very much enjoyed her weekly beauty shop appointments to keep her hair stylish, and she always dressed to the “nines” no matter where she was going. She had a wonderful fashion sense. She loved taking her granddaughters shopping, which she did often. She very much enjoyed decorating the house for the holidays with her family forced to get off the couch and turn the game off because it’s time to get outside and make it look like Santa Clause himself lives here. Oh, and what an elegant tree she could put on display in the window!

She was never shy about speaking her mind. If it went through her mind, it came out of her mouth with no filtration on the way. She had a special “tact” about her. She had an amazing ability to tell someone to “go to hell” in such a way that they would look forward to the trip. She was confident, fearless, genuine, and brutally honest to a fault. She watched over her children like a mother hen. One of my fondest memories is what I refer to as “the day my mamma socked it to the C. B. Berry PTA” …but that’s a story for another time. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Well, C. B. Berry PTA, not so much!

She attended many local churches but mostly went to the Presbyterian variety. Welcoming her into Heaven will be her loving husband, M. L. “Fuzzy” Martin, and her mother Nora May Colbert. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Sandy Martin and wife Lynn Martin; Randy Martin and wife Carla Martin; granddaughters, Jessica Martin Lea and husband Brandon Glenn Lea; Shelby Martin and fiancé Isaac Meyers; grandson, Sunny Martin; great grandson, Abel Glenn Lea. Her family will dearly miss the smell of Bill Blass perfume and ponds cold cream drifting on the air wherever she could be found.

A Life Celebration Service will be Saturday, January 8, 2022, at ten o'clock in the morning in the chapel of The Cammack Family's Welch Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one hour prior to the service.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


January 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

January 8, 2022

10:00 AM

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