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Martha L. Atkins a native of New Orleans, LA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the age of 67. She is survived by three daughters; Tamica Williams Reed, Markeila Hammond, Freda Hammond; one son, Earl Hammond; four brothers Kenneth Lagarde Sr. of New Orleans, LA; Leslie C. Winbush of Houston TX, Andre Aguillard of Slidell, LA and Kerry C. Aguillard of Arlington TX; five sisters: Tamary Hunter of Westwego LA; Jeanne Alexander of Oakland, CA.; Miranda Harris of New Orleans, LA.; Bregget Grant Rideau of Keller, TX. Keisha Robinson of Spring, TX; Stepmother Francis Grant of Opelousas, LA; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Martha is preceded in death by her parents Howard Grant Sr. and Cora Bell Hitchens; her son Earwin Hammond, her brothers, Charles Lagarde, Jan "Kerry" Lagarde, Calvin Lagarde, Felton Lagarde, John Aguillard, Lawrence Aguillard and Howard Grant Jr.; her sisters: Beverly Ann Ruffin, Vannessa Hitchens, and Gwendolyn Darcy and second husband Samuel Atkins.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans LA 70125 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00am. Due to COVID-19 please follow social distancing guidelines and a mask is required to attend the service. Interment: Providence Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans LA 70125.