The Passing of a Friend
Her spirit was as lovely as
Her charm was matched by her
May our prayers comfort her
in a better place.
One of the French Quarter's
most beautiful flowers was picked for a heavenly bouquet.
Samara D. Poché
It is with much sadness that
we inform you that Marti Speights passed away last Friday morning in
her French Quarter home. I was at her home visiting with her and her
family at the time. When I left Marti and David's home that morning,
he was surrounded by many loving family members.
-- Leslie Perrin
Marti Speights passed away
Friday morning, February 22, 2008, at her home in the French Quarter
with her husband, David, and her family with her. Marti lost her long
and heroic battle against cancer. Marti was a cherished friend to those
who knew her. She had an eloquent and sophisticated sense of life and
living. One could always count on Marti and David to show up for any
event "dressed to the nines," with a flamboyant and gracious manner
and always, always smiling. She added a touch of fun and generosity
to everything she did.
A Jazz Funeral Mass is scheduled
for Saturday, March 1, 11:00 am, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 411
North Rampart Street, followed by a Second Line through the French Quarter.
As a tribute to Marti and her love for "dressing up," ladies are
asked to dress up and wear their favorite hats. The family wishes that
in lieu of flowers, a gift be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church or
to any breast cancer organization.