Melinda Kay Martin

February 20, 1947 - June 9, 2022

Melinda Kay Martin, 75, of Port Arthur, was received into Heaven Thursday, June 9, 2022. She was born February 20, 1947, to Mary Helen and Paul Willard Davidson.

Melinda often expressed beautiful memories and stories from her life and childhood with vivid detail. She loved her family deeply.

She was a supportive and loving wife for fifty-three years to her sweetheart, Randy. Her children, Lorie and Matthew were blessed to have a mother that prayed over them daily with fierce endurance extending grace, forgiveness, and mercies to them generously. Melinda’s powerful prayers, spiritual wisdom and faith filled guidance will impact generations to come as they glean from her life’s example.

She was a teacher of many subjects but most importantly she was a teacher of the word of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She had a passion for all beautiful things. Melinda was unconventional in her creativity and decorating, creating with spirited and heartfelt confidence in her gifts.

The encouragement she gave to so many was delivered with gentleness, kindness and love. Her expressions and words were unique and sweetly appropriate, touching many lives through the years. Specifically touching the lives of women in teaching about, studying with and pursuing the things of the Lord.

Melinda lived her entire life for this moment!

Survivors include her husband, Randall Royce Martin; daughter, Lorie Kaye Lewis and husband, Rusty; daughter-in-law, Tish Martinez; grandchildren, Alec Weston Lewis, Noah Martin Lewis, and Grace Nicole Martin; brother, Gary Davidson and wife, Pam; and nieces and nephews, Eric Davidson, Brook Erwin, and Chad Davidson.

She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Matthew Eric Martin.

A gathering of Mrs. Martin’s family and friends will be 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Buffalo Cemetery, 1910 E Commerce Street, Buffalo.

Memorial contributions may be made to LOVE Lunchsack Ministry, 1222 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627; Ark of Grace Ministries, 815 Route 82, Unit 1317, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533; Robin D. Bullock Outreach, P.O. Box 67 Warrior, Alabama 35180; or to Julie Green Ministries, P.O. Box 1252, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • June 13, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • June 13, 2022
  • 11:00 am

Graveside Service

Buffalo Cemetery
  • , , Buffalo, TX, 75831,
  • June 14, 2022
  • 1:00 pm

Comments (13)

    Ann Darwin says:

    Melinda was my Sunday School teacher when I was newly married, it was such a joy to have her teach us young lady’s. She was a very inspirational lady that we loved going each Sunday to learn God’s word and how to live a Godly life.

    Pamela Wallace says:

    What a precious, precious lady! How blessed we have been to have had her as part of our lives. She just exuded with the Love of Jesus. I will miss you greatly… until we meet again sweet friend.

    Kristen Fuller says:

    Lorie, I am so sorry for yours and your families loss! I’ve been thinking of you alot and praying for you and your family! May you find comfort in your precious memories of her!

    Ellie Marshall says:

    Our heart and prayers for the Martin Family, A precious woman of God she was. May God the Father comfort you all with his loving hands. 🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊

    Esta Johnson says:

    Randy and Lori I am so sorry for your loss. I saw Melinda some months ago and had a very uplifting conversation with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Esta

    Ruth Candee says:

    So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting this awesome Woman Of GOD. She was definitely how a true Christian should be; loving. Also, her family is an extension of her and loving. GOD bless You. Marie, thank you for introducing me to Melinda and her beautiful family.

    Debra Benard says:

    To Randy And Lorie and family my heart goes out to the entire family of Melinda, she was a loving friend to all who crossed her path. She will be truly missed.

    Tom & JoAnn Rutledge says:

    Randy, our hearts hurt for you and your family. You and your family will be in our prayers. I wish I could be there for you like you were for me in my trying time! As we all know, Melinda is in the best place that we are all looking forward to in the future.

    Sue Lindeman says:

    OH MY. I can’t believe my sweet, sweet friend is in heaven. I talked to her a few months ago. We tried to keep in touch. I always called to see how she was doing and to check on her well being. Instead, the conversation always turned to how precious I was, etc, etc. What a BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS to call her friend. I LOVE YOU, MELINDA MARTIN !!!!! Condolences to Randy and her entire family. Love and Prayers to All. Ken and Sue Lindeman

    Dr. Thomas & Mayra Noyola says:

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family. Such a gracious, spiritual and kindest Christian lady, she will be missed.✝️

    Mark Martin says:

    So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed and was a lovely lady.

    Carolyn and Pearce (Boots) Newsom says:

    Lorie Lewis, my heart aches to hear your Mom has passed.
    Many prayers have and will be said for every member of your family, especially you and your Dad. Each of your family members and Melinda’s friends had a unique experience in relationship with her. I trust the tears will bring life once again through sweet memories and good times. Know you are thought of more than you know, especially at this time. God be with you all.

    Mary Ousley says:

    I had the honor of taking care of Miss Melinda for a few days this past year. I can honestly say she was one of the sweetest, God-fearing ladies I know! She truly loved her Jesus!
    Mr. Randy, Lisa, I’m so sorry for your loss, but I know Melinda is walking the streets of gold, praising her Jesus, she’s pain free!

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