Mathilda, a native of Houma, LA and a resident of Coushatta, LA, was born January 1, 1945, in Terrebonne Parish to Allen and Felicie Sevin. She passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2022, in Natchitoches, LA. Martha or Mati, as she was known, always had her house open to anyone. Martha loved to work in the yard with her flowers. She loved her cats or any cat for that matter. She loved to read, do puzzle books. She was an avid puzzle maker. Any time you walked in the house, there was sure to be a puzzle laid out on the kitchen table. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Barbo, brother Dewey Sevin, brother Nolan Sevin and wife Gloria, sister Irene Hoglind, sister Elaine Falcon and husband Andrew, sister Daisy Ellender and husband Ralph, sister Olivia Porche and husband Junius, grandson Joshua Barbo and step-grandson Leonard Labit.
She is survived by her children Clint Barbo and wife Jan, Jeffrey Barbo, Kenneth Barbo, and Teresa Barbo Myles and husband Clint, grandson Thomas Barbo. Also, special nephew Glenn Ellender and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Mathilda “Martha” Barbo, 77, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Coushatta with Bro. Wylann Cloud officiating. Interment will follow in the Hand Cemetery, 340 Hand Cemetery Road, Coushatta, LA. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Monday, August 1, 2022, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Clint Barbo, Jeffrey Barbo, Kenneth Barbo, Clint Myles, Thomas Barbo and Glenn Ellender. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Canterbury and Josh Phillips.