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Orelia “Doo-Duce” Martin 1922 – 2020

Orelia “Doo-Duce” Martin of Beaumont, Texas

January 4, 1922 – December 8, 2020

Orelia “Doo-Duce” Martin, 98, of Beaumont, TX; departed life on December 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and friends in Beaumont, Texas.

Orelia will Lie in State for visitation on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 at Proctor’s Mortuary 3522 Washington Blvd Beaumont TX; from 1PM until 5PM. A Graveside Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Forest Lawn Cemetery Beaumont, TX.

She was born on January 4, 1922 in Plaisance, Louisiana to Perkins and Lillian White. She accepted the Lord at an early age and was a faithful servant throughout her lifetime. She was a longtime employee at the Beaumont Country Club and worked as a caretaker to many people in the neighborhood. She became the Queen of the football squares and loved watching her favorite NFL team – The Dallas Cowboys every Sunday. She enjoyed helping out several people in the community and was known for her calm spirit and kindness. Although she never drove a vehicle, you never knew where you would see her doing work for many people. Orelia married Clifton “Pee-Wee” Martin and was happily married for 28 years. They enjoyed many years of hosting family and friends at their home. Many gatherings were centered on family outings by playing cards, bingo and taking trips to the casinos/game rooms.

Orelia was preceded in death by her parents, Perkins and Lillian White, sisters Erma Jean, Lucille, Lillian, Lucy May – brothers Clifton, Sidney and Wilfrid – children Charles “Boo-Bee” Martin, Carolyn Andrews, and Charlene Williams -grandson Jon Lemell.

Orelia is survived by her beloved children, Clemon Jerome Martin (Jeanette) of Beaumont, Texas, and Patricia Stevens (Michael) of Long Beach, California – sisters Amelia, Viola, Marion – brother Wilbert and 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Orelia’s infectious smile, laugh, quick wit and fun-loving spirit will be missed by all whom she befriended and loved.

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