Nancy Susan Chester Monson Martin, Orange


Last updated 1/2/2024 at 12:36pm

Nancy Susan Chester Monson Martin of Orange passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 29, 2023 in Beaumont, Texas.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Kevin Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.

Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Nancy, lovingly known to everyone as Sue, was born on September 5, 1940 in Beaumont, Texas to Thomas Albert Chester and Odessa Violet Chriswell. Sue was a longtime receptionist at First Texas Bank of Vidor and Orange Bank where she loved visiting with her customers and coworkers. After retiring from the bank, she enjoyed working part-time for Walmart. In her later years, Sue spent the majority of her time doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching the many activities they were involved in, gardening and baking were her hobbies, and she was always eager to travel and would respond with a quick “Where are we going?” or “Let’s go!” anytime she was asked. Lastly, she loved curling up with her beloved dogs Cody, Mena, and Jasper while watching a western movie.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Lamar Monson and brothers Thomas Elbert Chester and Charles Weldon Chester.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Lynwood Lane Martin Sr., son Thomas “Tommy” Monson and wife Lisa, daughter Debra “Debbie” Monson Smith Long, and son Lynwood Lane Martin Jr. and wife Samantha; grandchildren Kane Smith and wife Samantha, Melany Monson, Melissa Ashby and husband Cole, Lauren Martin, Zachary Martin and wife Nicolette, and Ethan Martin; great-grandchildren Kason Smith, Braxton Chesson, Austyn Kate Chesson, Tripp Ashby, Riley Smith, and Lyndi Ashby; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are Kane Smith, Zachary Martin, Ethan Martin, Cole Ashby, and Jeremy Farwell. Honorary pallbearers are Kason Smith, Braxton Chesson, and Tripp Ashby.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont for their care and compassion during her final days.


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