Kay Martinez Barrilleaux, a beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2023, at her home in Louisiana. She was born on January 18, 1954, in Marrero, Louisiana to Al Martinez and Adeline Dufrene Martinez.
Kay had a fulfilling career and dedicated many years of service to both the United Parcel Service and Westside Orthopedic Clinic. She remained committed to her work until her disability forced her to retire. She was a proud graduate of the LW Higgins High School Class of 1972.
Outside of her professional life, Kay was known for her vibrant personality and a great sense of humor. Her funny and sarcastic nature brought joy to all those around her. She had a love for reading and was well-read and intelligent. Kay also enjoyed watching television and cherished spending time eating Mexican food with her daughter Becky.
One of Kay's fondest memories revolved around the Christmas season. She embraced the holiday spirit wholeheartedly and created lasting memories with her loved ones during this special time of year. Additionally, she treasured playing cards and rummikub with her sister-in-laws Beverly Bourg and Helen Babin.
Kay was a devoted mother and wife who considered being there for her family as one of her proudest accomplishments. Her unconditional love and support will always be remembered by those whose lives she touched.
In addition to her husband Gary Barrilleaux, Kay is survived by her daughter Rebecca Barrilleaux Pertuit and son-in-law Randy Pertuit. She is also survived by her sisters Lynne Sealy and Melissa Martinez.
Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation ceremony in honor of Kay's life on October 9, 2023, at Marrero - Mothe Funeral Homes, LLC located at 7040 Lapalco Blvd in Marrero, LA starting from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 1:30 PM.
Kay's presence and impact on the lives of those around her will be deeply missed. Her legacy of love, laughter, and warmth will forever be cherished by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Special thanks go to Lynne Sealy and Debbie Breaux Leblanc for their assistance this past year.