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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

1805 Highway 281 North, Marble Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Martha Burt

March 18, 1935October 20, 2019
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Martha Louise Cannatella Burt passed into Eternal Life on Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born in Opelousas, Louisiana on March 18, 1935. She attended LSU and worked as a medical technologist. She married the love of her life, Thomas A. Burt on September 2, 1956.

They lived most of their lives in Houston, Texas, where they raised six children and Martha became a stay at home mom. Upon retirement, they moved to the Marble Falls area where they became active at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bay. They were members of St. Vincent De Paul, helped with the RCIA program, and attended Mass daily as well as volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

Martha is known for her wonderful cooking and her name can hardly be mentioned without food coming up as well. She loved to entertain friends and had many. Besides cooking, she loved to spend time loving on her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. She is survived by her brother Frank; her husband of 63 years, Tom Burt; her children Greg and his wife Marti of Virginia; Karen and her husband David of Austin; Donnie and his wife Belinda of Florida; Michael and his partner John, of California, Tommy and his wife Chidary of Houston, Jeff and his wife Monica of Dallas, along with 12 grandchildren, Ryan, Katherine, Bernadette, Tony, Juan, Dylan, Madison, Justin, Britton, Gaven, Joshua and Zachary; and one great grandchild, Finn.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:30 – 6:30 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bay. Rosary will begin at 6:30. Funeral Mass will be Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following charities in Martha’s honor:

Community First Village (Karen and Dave live there as Missionals) 9301 Hog Eye Rd Suite 950, Austin, TX 78724 (512) 328-7299 https://mlf.org/honor-memorial/

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Paul Catholic Church 105 Hwy 1431 E. Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-5134

  • DONATIONS

  • Community First Village
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Paul Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 25, 2019

Memories

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Carole Nenninger

October 26, 2019

Martha was one of the first friends I made in Houston over 50 years ago. We shared so many interests: exchanged babysitting, did produce shopping together pushing strollers of Jeff and Sara, respectively, cooking, and carpooling. Our husbands both loved beer and became fast friends too. Martha had a wonderful shower for me when I became pregnant with our 4th child at 42. Our friendship continued after we moved to Tampa. Tom and Martha always took the trouble to visit us here. I feel I was totally blessed that Martha not only entered my life but became an important part of it for over fifty years!!

Brittan Walker

October 23, 2019

Martha, Marietta (Mom), and Tom in Waller, Texas 9/29/13. Tom and Martha drove from Marble Falls to visit Mom. They would do that every so often just to visit. They always enjoyed their time together.

Brittan Walker

October 23, 2019

Martha and Marietta (Mom) in Waller, Texas 9/29/13

Leon Meraux

October 22, 2019

If you do not have a copy of Recipes and Remembrances - Cannatella Family Favorites, get a copy, it has been one of our favorite cook books for years. We will all miss you Martha, well, except for every crawfish from Texas to Louisiana who can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Leon Meraux and Noble James

Leon Meraux

October 22, 2019

It was 42 years ago when Martha showed up at our newly formed Dob Ceramic Supply business warehouse with her 13 year old son Michael. She asked my business partner and spouse of 60 years if he had a part-time job for her son because he was very interested in ceramics and had a potter’s wheel of his own. Noble agreed to hire Michael and thus was the beginning of a relationship that changed all our lives. Michael worked for us at our retail store on Long Point Road in Houston after school and on Saturdays and his summer vacations until he finished college. After college, Michael decided to reside in the Dallas area. By this time we had transitioned into the custom lamps and lighting business and became Houston’s premier lighting showroom Dec-Art, Inc. which was located in The Resource Center and catered to the interior design trade. The business rocketed and we were in need of a show room manager. I called Martha and asked her if she would be interested managing our 5000 sq ft showroom. She agreed and came to work for us. Within two weeks, Noble and I could not figure out who was working for whom. MawWee, as she was affectionately known, was a take-charge woman. Since she spent her youth and time raising a wonderful family I don’t know if they realized what a super intelligent businesswoman she was. Martha was adored by our designer clientele and if she was not on the sales floor when they came in they asked the sales personnel if they would call her to the floor. There she would greet them with a big hug and her warm unforgettable smile. Often they would sit on the stools and talk about family. Out of the hundreds of customers we had it seemed as though she knew all of them by name and even the names of their children. She was truly remarkable and loved. MawWee worked for us until we sold the business and retired in January of 99. If you would like to see the show room she managed, we have a YouTube video “Dec Art Inc Showroom The Resource Center Houston, Texas”

Brittan Walker

October 22, 2019

Marietta (Mom) and Martha were roommates while attending LSU. They became best friends and remained so for the rest of their lives. They were in each other's wedding. They moved to Houston shortly after that and lived on DeMilo a few houses down the street from one another. We were always at their house, or they were at our house. Martha took care of us as kids many, many times. Several of her children worked for Dave (Dad) at the bike shop. I worked for Martha at the framing shop. Martha and her family are a part of our family. She was always VERY good to us and she will be missed dearly.
Love,
The entire Walker family.

Denise Tubb

October 21, 2019

To all the happy years as a child that the Walker family shared with the Burt family. Fun times at the house on DeMilo, Martha’s yummy corn dogs, and trips to Tennwood. She was always so sweet and loving, and happy to see you no matter how long it had been. Always open arms with big long loving hugs. We will all miss her very much! Love and deepest sympathy for your lose. The Walker family

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