January 30, 1960 – January 17, 2023
Janet Carol Hill Martin
Family and friend to all
She was born on January 30, 1960 in Dallas Texas to her parents Gloria Ann Hill (Lee) and Terry Hill. They moved to Baton Rouge with her two sisters Libby and Emilie, who looked up to her for everything. Once she graduated Broadmoor High school in 1978, her life would take off.
Jan had a varying career history, where she met many wonderful people. She was an office administrator in the hair salon and dental medical field for over 20 years of her life. She also worked 13 years in the finance industry. Jan had many patients and customers that loved and respected her so dearly. Everyone was special to Jan, and she wanted them to know that.
Jan was a social butterfly and loved meeting new people. You were only a stranger the first time she met you, and a friend shortly after. Little did she know she would meet the love of her life, Jimmy Martin. Jimbeaux had his work cut out for him because she already had her first born, Jeremy. Soon, their small family would grow like the plants on her patio. Blythe came along a couple years into their marriage, and Hunter joined us shortly after that.
Jan’s husband, three kids, and grandchildren meant the world to her. She was the rock of our family, the glue that held us together. She was tough loving, sensitive, and heartfelt in everything she did. Jan was proud of everything that her children accomplished, whether it was living for something greater than themselves, overcoming their darkest times, or the many accomplishments they achieved.
Her friends were also her family. She wanted everyone to feel like they had somewhere to go with food on the table, a bed to sleep in and a patio to sit and spill all your secrets. She had lifelong friends that were like sisters. Jan was “classy and sassy to the end,” “she made the world a better place,” “she was the voice of reason, the big sister I never had,” “the family lifeline, confidant, mother at times, jokester and travel buddy.” These are just a few things that come to mind. Jan really was one of a kind.
Janet Carol Hill Martin, age 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Baton Rouge on January 17, 2023.
Jan was survived by her beloved husband of 32 years, James Martin; her children, Jeremy Duplessis, Blythe Martin (Jasmin Cedotal), and Hunter Martin (Amber Martin); her grandchildren, Bentley, Annabelle, Jaden, Hallie, Aeva and Landry; her sisters, Elizabeth (Libby) Roberts and Emilie Hill.
She is preceded in death by her mother Gloria Ann Lee; her father Terry Hill; and her very special friends, Sandra and Jennifer.
Jan’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Kristenwood Reception Hall at 14025 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 from 1 PM – 4 PM. We invite everyone that wishes to attend.
January 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm
So sorry for your loss Jeremy. This is Andrew LaFleur’s mom. I know how hard it is to lose your mom. Praying for you and your family.
January 20, 2023 at 6:11 pm
God has the most incredible Angel on his side. I was so blessed to have her as My sister. I will miss her every second of everyday with every breath I take. But I know God must have some really big plans for her. If I could be half of what she was I would never have to worry again. I love you so much Jan. I know you are at peace and that brings me comfort but I’m selfish and I want you here! Give mom a kiss for me. Emi
January 21, 2023 at 4:25 pm
January 20, 2023 at 4:30 pm
What wonderful words. I am blessed to have met and know Jan. I know she will be missed by all who her life has touched. Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time.
January 20, 2023 at 4:49 am
Jan was awesome! I first met her at Bunco and immediately fell in love with her. She was a free spirit with a heart of gold. She jus brightened the room when she was present. I too, hadn’t known Jan long, but long enough for her to impact my life. God bless her husband and family. They will never be same with her gone……wow
January 20, 2023 at 4:27 am
She made the world a better place. I am blessed to have know her.
January 19, 2023 at 9:15 pm
Beautifully said. Janet loved her friends and family deeply. Her smile was infectious. She love her family and friends so much.
I loved seeing her pictures post, you could see the love in her.
We were so blessed to have been able to get us cousins together at our Aunt Rosettas house last year. We had not gotten together in many years. It was so much fun laughing and talking about old times and brining up stories.
We will miss you Jan.
Until we meet again.
January 20, 2023 at 7:01 pm
Your words are so true, Jenny, and her smile was infectious! Jan was loving and giving and she had that social butterfly mentality even as a small child. We were blessed when Jan and Libby came to visit last June. It means so much to have the new memories that we all made then; we will miss her. Thank you, Jimmy, for sharing Jan with us for that visit. God bless you, your family and all of Jan’s wonderful friends. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you.
H.L. & Donna Smith Jr
January 19, 2023 at 8:55 pm
My heart broke to learn of Jan’s passing. I’ll always remember the fond memories I have of Jan at our Halloween parties in VDR. Jimmy please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. May GOD provide you & all concerned, the wonderful memories of Jan to help ease your broken hearts. Love
HL & Donna
January 19, 2023 at 6:57 pm
She was a fun loving friend I’ve only known for a short time, but felt like I’d known her forever. She will definitely be missed.
January 19, 2023 at 6:25 pm
So we’ll written. She will be missed by all.
January 19, 2023 at 4:45 pm
What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful soul!! This truly depicts the person that Jan was. I know she will be greatly missed by all who loved her! ❤️❤️❤️