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Nona Lynn Martin Babb

July 17, 1940 - April 28, 2017

Nona Lynn Martin Babb, age 76, of Garland, Texas, passed away on April 28, 2017.  She was born on July 17, 1940 in Enterprise, Oklahoma to William Amos “Buck” Martin and Oleda Edith (Underwood) Martin.  Nona grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Poteau High School in 1957, where she played saxophone in the band and played basketball; she was a member of FHA and was a class officer in 1955-1956.  Nona attended Barbizon Business College in Dallas, Texas.  She worked as a Senior Executive Secretary for over thirty years at Collins Radio/Rockwell/Alcatel.  Nona enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and working crossword puzzles; most of all, Nona enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda Kenyon and husband Ross of McKinney, Texas, Rita Parker and husband Steve of Garland, Texas, Randall Babb also of Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Kerry Rountree and wife Antonella of Prosper, Texas, Christie Rountree Schoonover of McKinney, Texas, Joshua Rountree and wife Leigh of Allen, Texas, Jeremy Rountree and wife Michelle of Little Elm, Texas, Stephen Parker and wife Sterling of Allen, Texas and Justin Parker of Garland, Texas; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Caroline “Sissy” Wood and husband Jim of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Kaye Barousse of Church Point, Louisiana, Terri Martin Mussett and husband Don of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donna Straughn and husband Wyatt of Stigler, Oklahoma; a host of other family and friends.

Nona is preceded in death by her parents, William Amos “Buck” and Oleda Edith Martin.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 at the funeral home.  Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Stigler, Oklahoma.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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Rhonda: We are so sorry to learn of your mother's death. As daughters, we are never ready for our mothers to leave us. I know I miss mine every day. Please know that we are thinking of you at this time. Lee and Byron Roach, May 4, 2017 Nona was a secretary in the Systems Engineering group (in the Collins Radio Division of Rockwell-International; Richardson, Tx) when I transferred in from Field Engineering in the spring of 1983. When I think of Nona .... smart, funny, professional. I remember one time when one of the managers were getting 'a bit full of himself' (spouting-off about how we were going to do something ... presumably tremendous ...) I looked over at Nona and saw that the edges of her mouth was just beginning to curve up .... ever so slightly ....I  had to turn away to keep from laughing out loud .... Nona was typically very reserved and so I knew that she was laughing-inside at what this guy was saying (me too). If I had ever been in the position where I could have influenced office staff I would have wanted Nona to run-the-office. (signed) Paul N. Nix Garland, Texas (03 May 2017)
Paul Norman Nix, May 3, 2017 Prayers of Peace and comfort being offered for the Martin-Babb families. Take comfort in knowing that Nona is now free of her sickness and is whole again. Heaven has gained a beautiful spirited Soul. Luv to all from a family friend in Rhode Island. God Bless. Dawn Huckaby Cole, May 3, 2017 Rita. Sending Condolences and Comfort To you and yours It was and Honor and Blessing To know NoNa Lynn .she made me laugh I will never forget she sang willie Nelson On the road again..your momma was a joy .NoNa Lynn . Tj Longoria , May 2, 2017 My deepest condolences to you and your family. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and you are in my prayers. XOXO Jennifer, May 2, 2017 Rita and Steve, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers or with you and all of the family. Hamp Wynn, May 2, 2017 Dear Rhonda and Family, our prayers are with you at this time. May God help you remember all the beautiful moments you shared. There is no one more special than a mother. She left an incredible legacy and a beautiful family. Love Craig and Martha. Craig W. Kenyon and Martha J. Kenyon, May 2, 2017 I was very sorry to hear you have lost someone so precious to your heart. I know words can't begin to comfort you at this time but please remember how much you are cared about, and know you are being kept in thoughts of deepest care and love. Cynthia Kelley, May 1, 2017 Nona Babb was one of the best people I have ever known. I worked with her for many years. She was thoughtful, kind and compassionate. I will miss her for the rest of my live. RIP Nona and may God place all his blessings upon you. Pat Shackelford, May 1, 2017 My thoughts and prayers for the family. Nona was an awesome lady. Always treated me like I was blood. I will always be blessed for knowing the beautiful soul. Fly high! Tonya Raigoza, May 1, 2017 Your Undying Love by Miranda James You will forever be with us and show us your undying love Unforgotten angel from above Angel with graceful wings has taught us as a family many things She is known well as mother, grandma, great grandma, friend please know this isn’t goodbye or see you soon she will forever be in your hearts and so much more for you will see her beautiful face again, for our loving god tells us you will soon be hand and hand, this is not the end. Your Family is in our prayers. John and Tracy Schoonover, May 1, 2017 Your Undying Love by Miranda James You will forever be with us and show us your undying love Unforgotten angel from above Angel with graceful wings has taught us as a family many things She is known well as mother, grandma, great grandma, friend please know this isn’t goodbye or see you soon she will forever be in your hearts and so much more for you will see her beautiful face again, for our loving god tells us you will soon be hand and hand, this is not the end. Your Family is in our prayers. John and Tracy Schoonover, May 1, 2017