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    Martha Nell Lynch

Martha Nell Lynch

Martha Nell Lynch passed away Dec. 21, 2019, in Mexia at the age of 72.

A service to celebrate Martha’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.

Martha was born Oct. 22, 1947, in Mexia, to Clyde and Virginia Gregory Clark. After graduating from Mexia High School, Class of 1966, she received a Business Degree from Durham Business School in Waco. On July 30, 1980, she married Charles Adrian “Chuck” Lynch.

Martha began a long career, as a legal assistant, with Attorney Roy Simmons. Pat Simmons eventually took over his dad’s practice, and later, she joined him at the firm of Cannon & Simmons. After Pat was elected District Judge, Martha went to work for Limestone County as Court Administrator. Through the years of working with Roy and wife Virginia, Martha watched Pat and his siblings grow up and all become lawyers. As a result of the many years they shared, Martha grew to think of them as her extended family; they were always there to support one another in every way. She also had a very devoted and loyal friend in her “handyman,” Cornelius Mims, who worked 34 years for her; anytime she needed any type of help, she could always depend on him.

Martha looked forward to being with her family over the holidays or anytime. She was always especially anxious to see her great-niece, Xanna; she was so proud of Xanna.

Over the years, Martha made numerous friends, maintained a close relationship with many former classmates and enjoyed living at her home at Lake Mexia, where neighbors looked out for each other. She also had three special puppies, Sophie, Missy and Maggie, that she dearly loved. Martha enjoyed watching the sunset, traveling with friends most anywhere, but especially to the beach.

Martha was blessed to have many special friends and family to help support her in so many ways, especially, during her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Virginia Clark; her husband of almost 34 years, Chuck Lynch; and sister Mary Mortimer.

Martha is survived by two nephews, Michael Mortimer and wife Natayla, of Eugene, Ore., and Chris Mortimer of Grapevine; great-niece, Xanna of Eugene, Ore.; brother-inlaw Robert Mortimer, of Mexia; several aunts and cousins.

Due to Martha’s love and concern for the well-being of animals, memorials may be made to LARAS House, P.O. Box 1568, Mexia, TX 76667.

Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a message of condolence or sign the guestbook.

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