January 5, 1935 - August 19, 2021
Martha Nell Langley Skains was born January 5, 1935, in Huntsville, Texas, and passed away August 19, 2021, in Conroe, Texas, at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ray Skains; daughter, Shannon Ann Skains Sims; father, Vernon Mickleberry Langley; mother, Clemis Ida Minter Langley; brothers Kenneth Langley, John Langley, Bill Langley, and Drew Langley; sisters Marie Behrens, Polly Shotwell, and Louise Robinson. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Lynn Skains-McLeod and husband David; brother Ed Langley; son-in-law Laney Sims and wife LaDonna; granddaughter Martha Lynn Sims Phillips and husband Ethan; grandsons Benjamin Delaney Sims and fiancé Joana Blair, and JD McLeod and wife Heather; great grandchildren Samuel Jonathan Phillips, Jackson Ray Phillips, Maverick Lee McLeod, and MacKenzie Sadie McLeod; and numerous nieces and nephews. She spent most of her life in Huntsville, but finished high school in Cleveland, Texas. She and Raymond married in the spring of 1955 and celebrated 51 years of marriage on April 30, 2006, before he passed away in 2007. She spent her working years as a clerk at a local five-and-dime and Campus Cleaners, a secretary for Judge Wright, records clerk and secretary for the Huntsville Police Department and the City of Huntsville, and retired as a secretary from the Region 6 Education Service Center. She spent her golden years living at the Trinity Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Trinity, Texas. She quickly settled in with a host of new friends. She joined the residents' council and became the unofficial welcome wagon for new residents. Depending on when in her life you met her and who you were to her, she went by many names and nicknames - Martha Nell, Martha, Nell, Aunt Nell, Sweet Nell, Nellie Bellie, Mama Nell, Mama Skains, Miss Nell, Willie, Little Heifer, and Sassy Little Heifer. However, her favorite names to go by were Mother and Mimi. She loved her family fiercely and was happiest surrounded by love and laughter. She touched many lives throughout her life. She was a wife, a band mom, confidant and mom-away-from-home to all her "baby cops", a friend, a mom, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her legacy will last for generations to come. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and services will be Thursday, August 25 at 10:00am, both at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, TX. Interment will follow at Brooke Cemetery. Memorial condolences to the family may be made at www.shmfh.com.
Martha Nell Langley Skains was born January 5, 1935, in Huntsville, Texas, and passed away August 19, 2021, in Conroe, Texas, at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ray Skains; daughter, Shannon Ann Skains Sims; father,... View Obituary & Service Information
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