Luberta Partman

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mrs. Luberta Chappell Magee Partman, 79, passed away at Riverside Medical on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2016.

She was born to the union of the late Leander and Jessie Bell Garrett. Luberta was the fourth of five children. Luberta attended Winan United Methodist Church at an early age. She graduated from Washington Parish High School.

Mrs. Luberta attended Southern University for a year but left to pursue adventure and life. She married Billy Magee, and to this union two beloved sons were born, Keith Magee Sr. and Mark Magee.

Luberta began a career working at the Veterans Administration Medical Complex in Livermore, Calif. She retired with many achievements, recognitions, many friends and co-workers. She returned to Franklinton, her hometown, to run a small nail shop, a nursery at Winan United Methodist Church where she served on the usher board, and other committees. She was faithful in her service.

Luberta was much loved by at the nursery and became “Ms. Luberta” to many children in the community. This is where she met Mr. Silas Partman Jr. in 1996. After a brief courtship, they married and she gained four daughters and four sons.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted husband of 20 years, Silas Partman Jr.; her sister, Mary C. Ausama of Franklinton; two sons, Keith Magee and Mark (Joyce) Magee, all of Franklinton; step-daughters, Alma Marie Partman of Little Rock, Ark., LaJoyce Partman and Vicki (Jeffery) Cotton, both of Franklinton; stepsons, Silas Partman III and Albert Partman, both of Biloxi, Miss., and Vincent Partman of Jacksonville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; a host of step-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Major Chappell; two sisters, Gladys Magee and Hilda Lewis; one stepdaughter, Ursaline Partman; and one stepson, Ronald Partman.

The visitation will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 14, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., at Winan Cemetery with the Rev. Terrence August officiating.

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