OBITUARY

Martha Lou Brown Long

Passed away on March 23, 2019
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Martha Lou Brown Long was born August 11th in El Paso, Texas to Samuel and Wilma Brown. She began her school years at Crockett Elementary in El Paso. When she was 9 years old, her family was transferred to Wink, Texas. Martha Lou was active in high school and received the honor of being selected Miss Wink. She also represented Wink as a Sun Princess in the annual Sun Carnival in El Paso.

After graduating from high school, she attended Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, majoring in Home Economics. When Martha graduated from TWU, McCamey Independent School District hired her to teach Home Economics. She loved McCamey.

It was just out of the city limits, that a young DPS Trooper, Sammy Long, stopped the new young pretty teacher that he would one day marry. Sammy and Martha were married July 7, 1961 and had a son, Tracy Long. Martha Lou and Sammy shared a wonderful life, until he was tragically killed in the line of duty on November 21, 1976.

Martha Lou continued her teaching career of 42 years in McCamey leaving a legacy anyone would be proud to have. She left a positive influence on her students. Martha Long was always a lady and a respected role model. "Mrs. Long" was loved by her students and she loved her students.

Martha is survived by son Tracy and wife Tina of Fulshear, Texas. Grandchildren Laci Derkowski and husband Ricky of Brookshire, Texas, Kyle Long and wife Lindsey of Richmond, Texas and Adison Long of Houston, Texas. Great grandchildren Gracie and Grady Derkowski of Brookshire, Texas. Sister Marion Berryhill of Odessa, Texas. Nephews Perry Berryhill, Darren Berryhill and wife Kathy all of Odessa, Texas. Great nephews Ryan Berryhill and Zach Berryhill of Odessa, Texas. Nicholas Woolley of Cypress, Texas. Great niece Emily Berryhill of Odessa, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home 601 N Alleghaney Ave., Odessa, Texas. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1pm at the First Baptist Church 820 Burleson Ave McCamey, Texas. Burial immediately following at Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dress For Success of the Permian Basin.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Martha Lou Brown Long

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Troy Woodley

March 28, 2019

It was an honor to have known this amazing person. She always took that extra step to make you feel special and loved. I have so many wonderful memories and lessons she taught me, and so many others to make our lives and homes a little bit better. I will forever be thankful to have had her in my journey and touch my heart. Rest in peace dear friend. I love you.
Troy Woodley
Class of 1981

Lavern Scales-Montez

March 28, 2019

Tracy I send my condolences to you and your family. Your Mom was the most amazing person. Ms Long was my teacher back in high school .πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Elizabeth Barrera

March 27, 2019

I had the pleasure of having Ms. Long as my Home Making Teacher she was awesome she taught me so much that I will never forget it she will be missed she was not only my Teacher she was my friend as well Rest In Peace Ms. Long my prayers are with Tracy and the family

Helen and Billy Voyles

March 26, 2019

Martha Lou was a very good friend. She will be missed by many. Our prayers are with Tracy and family and Marion and family. God bless you all. Rest In Peace my friend. Helen and Billy.

Barbara Hamm

March 25, 2019

I had the pleasure of being in Martha’s home ec class for 2 years and I came to love her dearly. We had so much fun in her classes.
She was always the epitome of class and grace. She was a friend to all who met her. What a wonderful woman.

Pam Brooks

March 25, 2019

Such a sweet, classy lady. She will truly be missed. RIP Ms Long. Love you. Prayers for Tracy and the family.

Vicky Wilson Parum

March 25, 2019

My fondest memory is during the sewing part of Home Economics Mrs Long was trying to teach me to sew a straight line. I don't know how many times I had to rip the seam out she never gave up on me. I finally finished my dress it was a bright pink with big yellow poka dots , I think I made an A on it. Mrs Long was a wonderful teacher and friend. God bless her.

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