Martha Jean Evans Chambers
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal". Martha Jean Evans Chambers passed peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, November 23, 2012, at her home surrounded by family at the age of 86. Loving wife of the late William H. Chambers, Jr., mother of Mark S. Chambers and wife Rhonda of Mandeville and H. Matthew Chambers of Birmingham. Also survived by five grandchildren Will, Mark Steven, Courtney, Matthew and wife Lauren, and James Chambers, and two great grandchildren Wyatt and John Wesley Chambers. Her parents, Herbert and Ima Hackett Evans, twin sister, Ella Ratliff, and sister Bernice Bradley preceded Martha in death. Martha was born in Atkins, Arkansas, and moved with her family to Baton Rouge in 1956. After attending the University of Arkansas and Drury College she completed her college degree at LSU in Education and began her teaching career at Robert E. Lee High School in 1959. She completed her Master's degree in School Counseling and retired from EBRP School System as a dedicated counselor at Kenilworth Jr. High. Martha loved her Lord and serving the church as a Eucharistic Minister while a member of St. James Episcopal. She loved to read, travel, shop, dance, go antiquing and attend antique auctions, and yet was always available for a quiet conversation over a café au lait at Coffee Call. She was also an avid golfer, tennis and duplicate bridge player. Affectionately known as "Gran", this wonderful matriarch of our family and beloved friend to all that met her will be sorely missed. She was indeed a very special human being. We would like to thank her grandson and caregiver Mark Steven and all of her special close friends for their compassionate concern for our mother. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff of Clarity Hospice for their loving care and support with a special thank you to Elizabeth. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge, LA, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM.
Published by The Advocate from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, 2012.
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I had the pleasure to live next door to this wonderful lady and her family during my years at Lee High. She will be missed indeed. Please know my prayers are with u all.
Bruce Austin
December 11, 2012
Mrs. Chambers taught me 7th grade science at Glasgow. She was such an interesting and inspiring teacher. We were always fascinated by her ambidexterity as she wrote from one side of the chalkboard to the other seamlessly from left to right.

We were also mesmerized by her stories of ESP involving her twin sister.

She taught us the scientific method and encouraged our adolescent enthusiasm. I mean, what teacher in this day and age, would let me and Charles Hilton shoot matchhead rockets off the water fountain at the back of the building for the whole class.

She even had the sense to separate me from some interesting(i.e., distracting)girl in class.

I will always remember her fondly.

P.S.: Charles and I both became physicians.
Bert Toney
December 3, 2012
A lovely lady who will be greatly missed.
Gordon & Mary Jarnagin
December 2, 2012
Martha was truly an Angel on earth. I have yet to meet a more selfless, loving, sincere, helpful, and dedicated friend to everyone she met. I will miss my dear and beautiful next door neighbor.
Sandie Van Oss
December 2, 2012
You will be missed so very much Gran
Karen Inabinet
December 1, 2012
Matt, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Mary Hunley
November 29, 2012
Mark, Courtney, Mr. Mark & Mrs. Rhonda,

Gran was a glowing light that emboldened all that she shined upon. She will now cast her light from above on all the world. May God be with each of you as you celebrate her incalculable contributions to each of you and the Baton Rouge community.

Trace R Williams
Trace Williams
November 29, 2012
Words can not express how much Gran meant to me. I will forever miss and love her.
Elizabeth Fontenot
November 28, 2012
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