Our beloved Modest Marie Montgomery
(Cat, Margie, Mommo)
passed away in her home on March 13th 2018 at the wonderful age of 97.
She is proceeded in death; husband Peter Alexander Montgomery, baby girl (died at birth), parents Lelia and Frank Babineaux, siblings Gladys (Babineaux) Brown (Wesley), Willie (Lena), Herbert (Rita living) and Mitchell (Agnes) Babineaux. She leaves behind her children Lena Jenkens (David), Randle (Jessie), Christopher (Francis), and Lisa “Noel” Montgomery). Her grandchildren; Alexandra Montgomery-Valadez (Sergio), Chance Montgomery-Buchanan and great-grandchild, Salema Valadez , and many sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Cat was born in Prairie Blas, Louisiana and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her parents grew cotton and vegetables and raised a farm and sold the harvest to the local store as a way of living for the family. Cat would get up early in the morning before school to work in the field picking cotton and when she came home from school. Cat would say, “my papa would tell me I was the best farm hand he had.”
Cat ran track, let her tell it, “I was the fastest runner in the South,” she jumped cows as hurdles. Because of the demand of work that had to be done at home, Cat had to quit school at the end of 9th grade to help her parents with the business.
Their first born in 1944 (Lena) was delivered in their home by Alex (Daddy). They would have their second child 1945( who died at birth), 1947 Randle was born, and then Chris in 1951, all of whom were born in Texas.
In 1955, Alex made a decision to move to Seattle where his older brother Emmett was living with his family. There, life would be much better for the family with greater opportunities. In 1961 Lisa “Noel” was born. Ms. Modest with her pizzazz Creole French accent was very well known everywhere she went. Margie enjoyed going to church, playing cards, dancing, and visiting family and friends. Every weekend she would be sure to make her rounds visiting as many people as she could as she was a very social and outgoing person.
Mommo lived a full and blessed life , and we are honored to celebrate the dash between the day she entered this world and the day she left to be with the Lord.
We encourage you to do the same.
“Be glad and supremely joyful for your reward in heaven is great!” Matthew 5:12
Mommo always made sure her family and anyone else was always taken care of, and that, she did until the very end. We love you Mommo. Thank you for everything, we will truly miss you and you will always be in our hearts.
We will be holding Reflections and Memories on March 23,2018 at
Welcome Table Christian Church 7pm
1322 S Bayview Seattle, WA.
Funeral on March 24,2018 at
St. Edward Catholic Church 11am
4212 S Mead Seattle, WA.
Home Going Celebration will be March 24,2018 at Central Area Senior Center
500 30th Ave