Sue Nell Noel

December 17, 1935October 16, 2017
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A memorial service for Sue Nell Martin Noel will be held on May 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church in Colorado City, TX. Brother Paul Smith and Dr. Tim Chandler will be officiating the service.

Sue Nell Martin was born December 17, 1935 in Loraine, TX to parents George Oscar and Annie Pearl Scott Martin. Sue graduated from Highland High School and is remembered as an outstanding basketball player and athlete. She married R.C. Noel on December 2, 1955 in Champion, TX. After marriage, the couple first lived in Sweetwater for a short time and then moved to Colorado City where they spent the rest of their life.

Sue spent her working life as a housewife, raising two children and always strived to maintain a conservative budget. Sue was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a supporter of various church activities. She volunteered at the Samaritan House and hosted family and youth swimming parties at her house. She loved playing games, family holidays, and special occasions with friends. She had a “child like spirit” and never considered herself as growing old.

Survivors: Son: Russell Wayne Noel and wife Sherri Uselton Noel of Colleyville, TX Daughter: Ginger Noel Chandler and husband Tim Chandler of Abilene, TX, Grandchildren: Brittany Chandler Arbour and husband Jeff Arbour, Garrett Wayne Noel and wife Hilary, Logan Noel Chandler and Brooke Taylor Noel. Great Granddaughter: Ashby Claire Arbour Brothers: George O. Martin “Junior” and John O. Martin Also survived by many loving and supportive relatives.

Preceded in death by: Husband - R.C. Noel Father - George Oscar Martin Mother – Annie Pearl Scott Martin Brother – James Thomas Martin Sisters – Donna Fay Vernon, Printy Cleo Rankin, Mary Beth Monroe

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials may be made to the Samaritan House and Calvary Baptist Church in Colorado City, TX.

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  • R.C. Noel, Husband
  • Ginger Noel Chandler, Daughter
  • Russell Wayne Noel, Son


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sue Nell Noel

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Darrell and Teena Owen

August 19, 2018

Darrell and I both liked Billy for his wonderful sense of humor. He always had a wonderful, big, smile on his face. We were in high with him. He was always ready to lend a helpful hand to anyone that needed it. . He will be sorely missed.
To the family, we wish to say, so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time of sadness. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace. We will keep you in our prayers. Teena Owen

Ronnie and Debbie Blair

May 12, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with. The memories we had with your family will always remain with us. Special times. God be with you.

Kirk Williams

May 11, 2018

Russell and Ginger, my deepest heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. Words cannot express. Praise God you finally get some closure. I always thought the world of your mother. The last time I saw her was when my dad passed away in 1995. She came to his funeral and I will never forget that. That meant the world to me. I have very fond memories at your house on Marshall Street. I played the piano for your parents many a time and ate your mom's good cooking. Her house was always spotless! May our loving father wrap his arms around you during this most difficult time.

Leslie Jones

May 10, 2018

Oh, where do I begin? I have so many memories of Sue Nell from when I was a kid to the present. As the mother of Ginger, my longtime friend, I was in the Noel home many times. Sue was always a laugh a minute because of something she did or said. ( I can't repeat some of what she said! 😲). After my kids were born, she would always give them a dollar. Of course, they loved her for that! Whether she was walking into my house without knocking or grabbing some of my French fries, Sue was a force to be reckoned with. I loved her dearly and have missed her in my life here in CCity. Rest In Peace, Granny Sue. (She hated it when I called her that!).