Martha (Wilkinson) Nutter Connally, 78, of Odessa, Texas, was called home to be with the Lord on the evening of Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Martha was born on October 30, 1939, in Omaha, Texas, to James H. and Betty Ruth (Beasley) Wilkinson. She and her younger sister, Ann, enjoyed playing outside together. Martha was raised in the church and baptized at the age of six. Her father was a major in the army and the family moved several times throughout her childhood. They eventually settled in Odessa, Texas, where she attended Odessa High School and graduated in 1958. She married her high school sweetheart, Henry Benjamin “Benny” Nutter, and they were blessed with three beautiful children: Julie, Jimmy, and Lynda. In 1984, she lost her husband in a motorcycle accident. She began working in the county attorney’s office at the courthouse, where she found love again. She married the Honorable Judge H. Joseph Connally, and they enjoyed life to the fullest together with their family and friends.
Martha was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be dearly missed by many. She was a timeless beauty and an amazing cook. She was her happiest when she was preparing a big feast for her family on holidays and special occasions. Martha loved her family and friends fiercely, and absolutely adored her grandchildren. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman and had the heart of a servant, always taking care of others, both people and animals.
Martha is survived by her husband, H. Joseph (Joe) Connally, of Odessa, Texas; her children, Julie (Nutter) and Terry Hubele, of Houston, Texas; Jimmy and Cindy Nutter, of Odessa, Texas; Lynda (Nutter) and Jerry Creech, of Odessa, Texas; her grandchildren, Loren (Hubele) and Brandon Alexander, of Cypress, Texas; Clayton and Chance Creech, of Odessa, Texas; Tyler Nutter, of San Francisco, California; Lexi Nutter, of San Marcos, Texas; her great-grandchildren, Chloe, Hayden, Kiellian and Evelynn Creech, of Odessa, Texas; Caiden Creech, of Midland, Texas; Maxton Alexander, of Cypress, Texas; her sister, Ann (Wilkinson) and Sam Meads, of Wheatland, Wyoming; and many, many dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James H. and Ruth (Beasley) Wilkinson, and her first husband, Henry Benjamin “Benny” Nutter. She is also preceded in death by her loyal pets, Mimi, Mitzi, Millie and Chaz.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Sunset Funeral Home, 6801 E. Business 20, Odessa, Texas, 79762. Burial will be held privately on a later date.
We would like to carry on her legacy and request that memorials be made in Martha's honor to either Meals on Wheels or the The Humane Society of Odessa.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.sunsetodessa.com.
With heavy hearts we will always remember Martha for the many years we spent together at the courthouse and as our families linked together. She was the foundation of your family with big “heels” to fill! Martha was such a part of our lives and a ray of sunshine to us all! May God hold each of you until we are reunited.
Much love to all~
Lori Ellis for the Pugh family
Lori EllisMidland, TX
I want to extend my condolences to Judge Connally and all the family. May God be with all of you in this time of mourning.
LUPE MUNGUIAODESSA, TX
Joe I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Martha, she will be missed . Prayers for all the family
Harriett ConnerLongview, TX
I've known Judge Connally for many years my condolences to him and the entire family.🙏🏿🙏🏿
Carolyn TravisOdessa, TX
My Sincere condolences to the family.🙏🏿🙏🏿
Carolyn TravisOdessa, TX
I have known Martha for many years..she was always a very kind and sweet person...prayers for all the families envolved..RIP Martha..
Robert & Wanda LomaxOdessa, TX
Martha, you were really a great lady and you will be missed. I met you through your daughter Julie and will never forget your kindness in sending that huge cookie tray to my home when I lost my husband earlier this year. It was so thoughtful of you. Even though I met you only a couple of times, I felt a connection with you and am so glad I got to make your acquaintance. I will always remember also how beautiful you looked at Loren’s wedding and how Joes eyes followed you around the venue with a little half smile on his face. You were loved. Godspeed in your next journey.
Candi LacyCypress, TX
I want to extend my condolences to Judge Connally and all the family.. I worked at the in District Attorney Office and Justice of Peace Office where I met Martha. She was easy to talk to and enjoyed our friendship. .
God bless each of you at this time of sorrow.
Jeanette WhiteOdessa, TX
Odessa lost a great Christian lady. She was the most kind generous lady. Prayers to the family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Alan HurleyOdessa, TX
Martha was a very kind gentle woman. I loved my visits with her at HEB or the Market. She will be missed greatly.
LaVon DarvilleOdessa, TX