Marion Jane Luttrell, 95, of Midland, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 surrounded by her family. Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel, followed by a reception. “Mimi” was born Marion Jane McCormick on January 29, 1926 in Trinidad, Texas to Ralph and Lucy Jane McCormick. Growing up in East Texas, she attended Henderson County Junior College where she was a drum majorette. She then went to North Texas State University where she met her husband, Gene “Biggie” Luttrell on a blind date in July of 1950. They married one month later and this union would last for over 71 years, which is an unbelievable feat in and of itself. She was active in her community as a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. Mimi was a devout student and practitioner of her faith as a member of the First Church of Christian Scientist. She gave tirelessly of herself as a reader for her church. Mimi was probably most famously known for being “Smarty Pants” the clown. She had an uncanny ability to remember people’s names and faces. Of all her accomplishments throughout her life, none were bigger or more important than her family. After raising four rowdy and rambunctious sons, she loved chasing her grandchildren around in her later years, and spinning a yarn or two. She loved to cook and was famous for her “dent in the can” recipes. The game room and kitchen were always open to all of our friends and everybody was treated like part of the family. Through her infectious positive attitude, radiant smile and kind personality, she never met a stranger. Mimi was loved by all. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Gene Luttrell, and her sons,Steve Luttrell (Kathy), Spence Luttrell, Randy Luttrell, and Slim Luttrell (Nancy). She is also survived by six grandchildren, Suzi Hawk (Byron),Jeremiah “JB” Luttrell (Stephanie), Sven Luttrell (Erin), Sterling Luttrell, Clayton Luttrell (Catherine) and R. John Luttrell. Great grandchildren include, Alex and Aidan Hawk, Ethan and Lexi Luttrell and Adrial Venable. She is preceded in death by her parents Ralph W McCormick, Lucy Jane McCormick and her brothers Ralph McCormick Jr. and Spencer Davis McCormick. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be donated to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
Published by Midland Reporter-Telegram from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2022.