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“My heart goes out to all our loved ones of this beautiful woman. May God keep her and she know peace. ”
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Branch, Martha R.

Martha was born February 10, 1949 in New Orleans, LA, and passed away February 6, 2021, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite, LA. A resident of Albany, she was a homemaker, and loved to crochet and cook. Martha attended Eagle Heights Church.

She is survived by her children, Martha Mince (Don), Gustave Garza (Wendy), Tina Garza, Robin Walker (Tracey), Penny Jenkins (Mike), Robert Branch, Jr., and Cierra McDaniel (Gregory); "adopted children", Vera Woodbury, Albert Brumfield (Cissy), and Cherie Ard (Luther); siblings, Nolan Boudreaux, Beverly Jeansonne (Lawrence), Sanue Vasseur (Larry), and James Rodriguez (Melissa); brother in law, Harry Burnett; grandchildren, Jennifer Laneri, Lacey Gill, Kristi Clardy (Travis), Jessica Alison (Brian), Cody McDaniel (Angela), James Garza (Alex), Clint McDaniel (Tonilynn), Kimberlee Hagan, Michael Dowdy (Tiffany), Christine Walker, Justin Walker, Christopher Garza, Nicholas Garza, Brittany Breaux (Mike), Jaymee Ard, Amanda Whitaker, Erik Whitaker, Christopher Whitaker (Mariah), Laine, Josh, and Taylor Bennett; and 34 great grandchildren. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Jewel Dean Zibilich and Milton Rodriguez; husband, Robert Branch, Sr.; son-in-law and caretaker, Eddie David, Jr.; daughter, Janet Branch, best friend, Jeanette Brumfield; siblings, Paul Boudreaux, Mable Boudreaux, Hanky Boudreaux, Edwin Bebo Shafer, Billy Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez, Peanut Rodriguez, Kenneth Rodriguez, Debra Ockman, and Judy Burnett; and sisters-in-law, Judy Boudreaux and Leila Rodriguez.

The family would like to express thanks to Hood Memorial Hospital, especially Allen Ryan Seal, nurse practitioner, and a special thanks to Silvia Howell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassus Hospice.

A celebration of Martha's life will be held April 10, 2021; time and place to be determined.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.