Martha Ann Burr Saucier
On Wednesday October 18th, 2023 the Arkansas/Louisiana question was settled. Martha Ann Burr Saucier made a permanent address change to a much better place, HEAVEN. She was 71 years old. She was born in 1952 to the late Aaron and Ruth Burr and was raised in Merryville, Louisiana where she attended school, graduating in 1970, and was married and had her children. Later in life she moved to Sheridan, Arkansas where she managed the Day N Nite store and made many new friendships that lasted the rest of her life. She departed this world for her new home leaving those left behind with the memories of her quick wit and a love for her God and her family. Mama, Aint Punk, and Martha Ann are what her family called her, but in 2007 a little baby girl named Jada came along that called her a new name and made her heart swell and put a smile on her face. Martha was now MawMaw and that changed everything. For almost 16 years Jesus and Jada were the center of her life. Martha was preceded in death by her husband Robert Saucier, her child Kaci Saucier, and her brothers Jake and Billy Burr. She leaves behind her daughters Staci Harris and Stephen, Traci Johnson and Chris, a son Aaron Ramirez and Tonya, and her granddaughter and best friend, Jada Watkins. As well as, her bonus grandchildren Patrick, Tanesha, and Dominique Watkins, and Linzey and Caleigh Johnson. Also remaining are her brothers James Burr, Richard Burr and Lisa, and Raymond Burr, and sisters in law Janette Burr and Rhonda Burr as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Martha loved the church and was always faithful to attend services where many times she would be requested to sing her signature song Both Sides of the River. The last line of the second verse says, “I’ll cross old chilly Jordan when I hear death’s final call, and I plan to be escorted by the king who owns it all.” Martha was making her plans to make it and now she has fought her good fight, finished her course, and kept the faith and now is receiving her reward.
There will be a visitation Saturday October 28, 2023 from 1:30-3:30 PM at Trout Creek Pentecostal Church in Merryville, with graveside service and burial to follow at Merryville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers any donations or contributions can be sent to White Hall United Pentecostal Church at 7745 Sheridan Rd. White Hall, AR71602 to assist with funeral expenses.