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Nancy Gayle Mott

    Nancy Gayle Mott, born Nancy Gayle Everett on August 29, 1937, in Lubbock, Texas, has gone home to heaven. She was the beloved daughter of Moody Burk and James Naymon Everett, and her life was one of love, grace, and unwavering devotion.
    Nancy graduated from O’Donnell High School in May 1955. On July 18, 1956, she married her high school sweetheart, Troy DeWayne Mott. Nancy continued her education at Draughons Business School in Lubbock, Texas, in June 1955. Though Nancy entered this world as an only child, her marriage to Wayne blessed her with 11 brothers and sisters. 
    Left behind to cherish her memory are her sister-in-law, Louise Moore, her loving son, Dan Mott, and her devoted daughter, Danna Brownlow(Bryan). Nancy’s legacy also lives on through her six grandchildren: Chad Swinford(Lea), Amber Rose(Chris), Amanda Miranda, Tim Motley, Kaitlyn McGowan (TJ), and M’Kayla Motley. She is further survived by her nine great-grandchildren, Karlie  Swinford, Rhianna Miranda, Kaycee Swinford, Emersyn Miranda, Hunter Rose, Liam Motley, Xavier McGowan, Olivia Motley, and Malcom McGowan. Her large and loving extended family, including numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, will forever hold her close in their hearts.
    Nancy’s professional journey was marked by dedication and hard work. She lent her talents to various roles, and was well-known for “running” Wayland Taylor (the O’Donnell John Deere House), and taking care of the farmers at the Woolam Gin. Her commitment extended beyond the workplace, as she was a cherished member of the First United Methodist Church in O’Donnell, a community that held a special place in her heart. After moving to Lamesa, she became an active member of the First Methodist Church of Lamesa.
    Nancy’s kindness and patience was unmatched, she was a beacon of warmth and compassion that touched the lives of all who knew her. Her remarkable patience, stoicism, and culinary talents, particularly her chocolate and coconut meringue pies, were known far and wide. She found immense pride in her family, never missing an opportunity to support her loved ones in their endeavors. A dedicated sports enthusiast, she faithfully followed the Texas Rangers, meticulously recording baseball game statistics in her notebooks. Her allegiance to the Texas Tech Red Raiders was unwavering, and if there was a game to be watched, she was rooting for them from home. Nancy also had a green thumb and tended to her flower beds with care, with a special fondness for her rose bushes.
    In this moment of reflection, we extend our deepest gratitude to Sharon Gass, her best friend: thank you for daily texts and companionship. Our heartfelt thanks to Sulema Portales, whose unwavering care and compassion enriched Nancy’s last two months. We cannot thank enough the remarkable medical team at Lynn County Hospital District for their exceptional care and generosity. 
    In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that donations be made to the Lynn County Hospital District Foundation and the O’Donnell Cemetery to honor Nancy’s memory.
    Though Nancy’s absence leaves a void that cannot be filled, we find solace in the knowledge that she has found her eternal home, a place where she is “very well,” a phrase she often used. Surrounded by the love of her family, Nancy Gayle Mott peacefully passed away on September 25, 2023. Her legacy of love and kindness will forever be carried in our hearts.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at First Methodist Church with Kendall Meek officiating. Burial will follow at O’Donnell Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. To send condolences online, please visit

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