Tom and Delma Ledbetter

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On Friday, 4-21-17, Delma June Ledbetter and Thomas Charles Ledbetter went to be with Jesus; and with their parents and siblings in Heaven. Married almost 62 years, they passed away within 1 ½ hours of each other. Upon Tom’s retirement they were blessed to be able to travel the United States – campsite to campsite. Their love was a testamony to many, and was surely a match made in Heaven. Although the family is filled with sadness, they are left with many loving memories until the time comes that they are all together again.

Their daughters, Susan Clonts & Donetta Nichols, were their pride and joy from the day they were born. To say they were the best parents in the world would be an understatement. In their high school years not only did their parents support their every adventure, but their mother never missed a single drill team practice, and even though their father worked shift work, they never missed a football game. They were proud of their daughters through every stage of life.

Tom and Delma were fortunate to have a third daughter, Sonya Wright. Although Sonya was not their biological daughter, they kept her for several years from the time she was born while her parents worked. Sonya’s family became a part of their family over the years and they loved Sonya like one of her own.

Their grandchildren (Chris (& LouAnn) Nichols, Stephanie (& Cory) Rutkowske, Elizabeth Nichols, Adriana Clonts, Nicole Clonts, Nathan Clonts, and Christy Clonts) were the light of their lives. They held them, loved them, worried about them, and totally spoiled them. All the grandchildren loved their Nana and Papa more than words can express.

Their great-grandchildren (Kiley Raybould, Justin Nichols, Hunter Nichols, Haley Nichols, Makayla Sargent, Jordyn Rutkowske, and Ava Rutkowske) were more than a blessing to them. They kept them young, active, and busy. Their love for their great-grandchildren was beyond belief, and they loved their Nana and Papa the same in return.

Delma and Tom are survived by their two daughters, Donetta Nichols and Susan (& John) Clonts, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, 5-1-17, at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, Texas. Viewing will begin at 2:00 pm and services at 3:00 pm.


  • Visitation Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 1, 2017

Tom and Delma Ledbetter

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Susan Clonts

May 24, 2017

It is wonderful to read all these expressions of love and encouragement regarding my parents! I have so many good memories of love and !aughter together. So thankful they were able to be together to the end and beyond. I will love you always, Mama and Daddy.

Michael Robinson

May 15, 2017

Together again....amen

maria gutierrez

May 13, 2017

I dedicated the song "Where have you been" by Kathy Mattea

Debbie Redman

May 13, 2017

I did not know them, but I think they are lucky they did not have to suffer the loss of their best friend and soul mate. It is a pain there is no cure for, they were truly lucky. No one should cry for them, they are truly a lucky couple.

Cheryl Case

May 12, 2017

This is so heartwarming.. Condolences to the family.. It's a beautiful sight to see that two people can live and love each other a lifetime the way God intended.. It is a very rare thing to see now days sadly to say.. Such a lovely couple.. God bless

Lori Sharpe

May 12, 2017

What a wonderful blessing for me to see this beautiful tender story. I don't know the family, but recently saw my grandparents, from Greenville TX, take their journey home to Be with Jesus. It is wonderful to know they will be there to welcome your them home, and maybe even show them around... I pray for peace, and blessing for all who are hurting from their homegoing, but most importantly, I pray for those who knew them to come to know Christ, if they don't already.❤

Renita James

May 12, 2017

This is truly the most Beautiful thing I have ever seen. May God rest their souls. A love that we pray for I am so thankful to see it. May God be with your family.

J Rogers

May 12, 2017

I loved seeing all these pictures. Such a wonderful couple.

Stephanie Rutkowske

May 12, 2017

It was a true blessing to have them as my grandparents! There are not enough words to describe how special and important they were and still are to me. They tought me so many wonderful things that I will continue to use throughout the rest of my life. The most important thing they put first in their lives was God and the second was having faith. That is exactly what is getting me through this tough time. Papa & nana, I will cherish our memories until we meet again in Heaven. I love you!

Valerie Sanders

May 11, 2017

Sincere condolences. What a beautiful story, and family.