Martha Nell (Vines) Northcutt


February 11, 1927 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 96)

Martha Nell Northcutt, a beloved resident of Stephenville, Texas, passed away at the age of 97, peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was born on February 11, 1927, in Sipe Springs, Comanche County, Texas, to Francis Marion and Lillie Delk Vines.

Martha Nell was a devoted Christian and an active member of Victory Baptist Church as well as a founding member of East Side Baptist Church, and a member of Proctor Baptist Church, where she found great joy in her faith and community. Martha Nell loved Jesus Christ with all her heart and soul. Her unwavering dedication to her beliefs in our Lord and Savior and spreading the good news of how Jesus had changed her life, was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Martha Nell’s love story began in a charming and unexpected way. On a delightful double date, she found herself amidst a watermelon patch, where she and her future husband, Weldon Northcutt, spent the entire evening.

Overwhelmed by her instant connection, Martha Nell returned home and couldn’t contain her excitement as she shared the memorable experience with her mother. With unwavering certainty, she proclaimed “I’m going to marry that guy someday”.  Little did she know that sweet proclamation would become a beautiful reality on March 2nd, 1944. Martha Nell and Weldon embarked on a journey of love and companionship. Their marriage was a testament to love, commitment, and partnership. Together, they built a beautiful life full of cherished memories and deep love that would last a lifetime.

Martha Nell made her home in Comanche County for most of her life where she dedicated herself to being a devoted farmer’s wife. After Weldon’s return from serving in the Army Airforce in 1945, they settled down and built a life filled with hard work and love. Martha Nell’s role as a matriarch in her family, was truly remarkable as she exemplified strength, determination, and resilience.  Her unwavering willpower allowed her to achieve extraordinary accomplishments that were beyond the reach of many. Martha Nell’s story is a testament to her indomitable spirit and serves as an inspiration to all who knew her.

Martha Nell’s artistic talent shone brightly as she created numerous magnificent paintings throughout her life. Her creativity knew no bounds, and she poured her heart and soul into each brushstroke. Meanwhile Weldon, her loving husband, complimented her artistic pursuits by crafting exquisite frames for her paintings. A true perfectionist, Weldon’s attention to detail ensured that each frame perfectly enhanced Martha’s artwork.

Together, they formed a harmonious partnership where their individual talents merged, resulting in a collection of truly remarkable pieces of art.

Martha Nell “granny” was the go-to-person for the kids, always ready to lend a helping hand with any request they had. Whether it was removing stubborn stains from their favorite clothes or assisting with school projects, she was their reliable source of support. But Granny’s talents extended beyond practical tasks. She possessed a magical touch when it came to creating culinary delights. Her expertise in making the most delicious coke floats and homemade strawberry ice cream was nothing short of masterful. With every scoop and fizz, she created moments of pure joy and indulgence for the entire family. Granny’s skills and love for her grand and great children made her an irreplaceable figure in their lives, forever cherished for her exceptional care and culinary prowess.

Martha Nell will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, and selflessness. She had a heart of gold and was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her warm smile and gentle nature brought comfort and joy to everyone around her.

Martha Nell Northcutt will be deeply missed by her son Ladoytt and daughter in law Letha Northcutt of Proctor; grandchildren, Lisa and Juan Martinez of Proctor Texas, Kim and Josh Walker of Magnet Cove Arkansas, Landon and Andrea Northcutt of Stephenville Texas; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Courinn Rice, Hope and Drew Mills, Lilee, Logan and Gabby Walker, Ashley and Andrew Cummins, Jaden and Brooke Roberts, Colton Roberts, Allison Renfro, Daniel Martinez, Xalee Murphy, Austin Northcutt, Alyssa and Colton Barrett, Colton Northcutt, Sawyer Northcutt, Gunner Northcutt, Paisley Northcutt; Great-great grandchildren, Madeline Palmer, Sonny Mills, Henley Cummins, Parker Cummins, Reign Roberts, Gabriel Martinez, Michael Martinez, Grace Martinez, Xander Moeller, Barrett Moeller, Case Rice, Eden Holland, Emberlee Holland, Rosanna Cortez, Elaine Ruth and Bryce Wesolowski; multitude of loving nephews and nieces, special friend care giver Hollie Cummins and Nickey Jones favorite mail carrier.

Her legacy of love, faith, and kindness will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.

In addition to her parents, Martha Nell was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Weldon, daughter Lilly Fay, all 9 sisters and one brother Daniel Vines.

We know Granny was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by our Lord and Savior as well as the love of her life Weldon Northcutt of 71 years.

Pallbearers are great-grandsons: Andrew Cummins, Jaden Roberts, Colton Roberts, Daniel Martinez, Hunter Rice, Drew Mills, Austin Northcutt, Colton Barrett, Colton Northcutt, and Sawyer Northcutt.

A memorial luncheon to celebrate Martha Nell’s life will be held at Victory Baptist Church on Thursday February 15th, 2024, at 12:00 P.M. where she found solace and strength in her spiritual journey. Service will be followed at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Russell White officiating at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6pm -8pm Wednesday February 14th at Stephenville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to a charity of your choice in Martha Nell’s memory.

May Martha Nell rest in eternal peace, knowing that her life made a profound impact on those fortunate enough to have known her.”

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