"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.