Norma Lee Herrington Martin
Jan. 5, 1947 – May 17, 2019
DERIDDER, La. — Memorial services for Norma Lee Herrington Martin, 72, of Baton Rouge, who died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, will be noon Thursday at Labby Funeral Home Chapel in DeRidder, La.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Martin was born Jan. 5, 1947, in DeRidder, the daughter of Norman Herrington and Essie Floye Nichols Herrington.
She was a resident of Baton Rouge for a number of years and was retired from Louisiana State University, where she worked as a librarian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from McNeese State University and a master’s degree in library science from LSU. Throughout her more than 30-year career as a librarian at her beloved LSU, she served in a number of positions including head of the catalog department and chairperson of the task force for the renovation of Hill Memorial Library. She was a member of and served in multiple capacities for the following library associations: Southeastern Library Association, Louisiana Library Association, LAMA, ALCTS, American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her love of reading and books was evidenced by the extensive collection of books she maintained in her personal library. Norma was an avid LSU fan and she faithfully followed the Tigers for a number of years.
Martin was preceded in death by her parents and a special aunt, Mary Lois Nichols Dameron of Port Allen, La.
Survivors include two brothers, Rob Herrington and wife, Jeanine, of Clayton, and John Lester Herrington of Brusly, La.; two nieces, Arden Virginia Herrington and Charles Lewis of Chicago, and Elizabeth Herrington Hains and husband, Julian, of Lafayette, La.; three nephews, Jacob Charles Herrington and wife, Karey, of Benton, La., Jon Morgan Herrington of Zachary, La., and Patrick Norman Herrington of Brusly; four great-nieces, Blakely Nicole Herrington, Allie Elizabeth Herrington, Amelia Noelle Hains and Charlotte Nora Hains; one great-nephew, Luke Matthew Herrington; and a number of cousins, her special and beloved friends, “The DeRidder Girls” and special friend and caregiver, Dana Lacombe.
The family extends a very deep and heartfelt thanks to her special caregiver, Jessica. Also, our appreciation goes to Celeste and Jackie for their caring assistance. The family also thanks the staff at Camelot Leisure Living, Dr. Kevin Ingram, Affiliated Heart2Heart Homecare and the staff at Riverland Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of choice.