Martha Ingram Anderson
Martha Ingram Anderson
  • April 6, 1924 - January 20, 2018
  • Louisiana

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Martha "Pearl" Ingram Anderson, 93, passed from this world on January 20, 2018 in Friendswood, Texas. She was born on April 6, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to William and Catherine Ingram. She then grew up in New York, New York. It was there in 1945 that she married her beloved husband of 62 years, Jimmy. After their wedding they moved to New Orleans and lived there for 60 years until Katrina relocated them to Friendswood, Texas. She resided in Texas for the last 12 years until the day she was called home.
Pearl was an active member in Lakeview Presbyterian Church in New Orleans for nearly 60 years. She was involved in many areas including teaching Sunday School and the Young at Heart. She worked as a preschool teacher at Lakeview Presbyterian Day School for 16 years and retired to take care of her mother. Once she moved to Friendswood, Texas she was a member of Webster Presbyterian Church. She embraced life and threw herself completely into her faith, family and friends. She brought peace with her presence to all who knew her. Those who were blessed by knowing her will forever know her genuine kindness that was shown to all she met. Her contagious laughter and smile will live on.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Anderson, her parents Catherine and William Ingram and her two beloved sons William (Becky) and James I. Anderson.

Pearl is survived by her daughter Cathy Newman (Chip), her daughter-in-law Becky Anderson, her grandchildren, Bonnie Suckow (Mark), Bill Newman (Christina), Leah Sepulveda (JR), David Newman (Cassie), and Robby Newman. Her great-grandchildren, William, Robin, and Rebecca Suckow (Bonnie), Baby Newman-due in February (Bill), Scott Stagg, Nolan, Theo, and Baby Sepulveda due in February (Leah), and Kace Newman (David).

A funeral service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. A burial will follow in Metairie Cemetery.