Martha M. Eskridge

Martha Eskridge

Eskridge, Martha M., 94, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont.

She was born on April 2, 1924, in Springfield, Illinois, to Margaret Ida Norris and Percy Elmer Mason.

Martha was a former active member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, and had been a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont since 2012.

She is survived by her son, William Mason Grace, of Beaumont; daughters, Lin G. Richers and her husband, David M., and Brittany Ann Grace; and grandchild, Cordney B. Richers, all of Denver, Colorado.

Her funeral service was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue in Beaumont, Texas, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont. A family committal was held at Valhalla Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, under the direction of Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary in St. Louis.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701. Complete and updated information may be found at