Mrs. Martha Louise Boisseau, 78, of 11614 Chamberland Drive, Dinwiddie, peacefully departed this life on Monday, June 23, 2008, at The Waverly Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, to the late Robert Gholson Sr. and Ruth Gholson-Epps. At an early age she became a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Dinwiddie. She was educated in the Dinwiddie County Public School System. She worked for many years at Kellers Furniture Co. and retired from Seward Luggage Co. She also enjoyed working in her garden growing lots of vegetables and flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Boisseau; and her son, Herbert Boisseau; a sister, Dora Wyche; and seven brothers, Alexander, Roosevelt, Floyd, Richard, Robert, Larry and Harry Gholson; and a devoted sister-in-law, Carolyn Gholson.
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She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Celestine Boisseau; and a son, Franklin Boisseau (Shelia Graves) of Dinwiddie; one sister, Pauline Walker of Dinwiddie; three brothers, Freddie Gholson (Bertha) of Dinwiddie, Lawrence Gholson (Glenda) and Wilbert Gholson of Petersburg; three stepsisters, Viola Wallace (George), Josephine Harris and Dora Walker; and one stepbrother, Johnnie Epps (Ruby), all of Dinwiddie; eight grandchildren, among them a devoted granddaughter, Lanesha Graves (Nee-Nee); 10 great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Mary Gholson, Linda Gholson, Martha Gholson, Barbara Gholson, Liza Gholson, and Rosa Matthews; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2008, at Olive Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin M. Northam, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive relative and friends at the residence of her brother, Freddie and Bertha Gholson, 11204 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, and can be contacted at 469-5342. The body may be viewed at the church one hour prior to the service and from 9: a.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Services entrusted to the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd., McKenney, (804) 478-4411.
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Published in The Progress-Index from June 24 to June 26, 2008