Nancy was born on Nov. 2, 1940, in Williston, Florida. She graduated from Williston High School and then Florida State University, and was a staunch Seminole fan. She spent her career as a school teacher and librarian for Orange County Public Schools. Upon retirement, Nancy moved to Dillard and became a member of Head of Tennessee Baptist Church, where she also worked as the church secretary.
She was well known for her quick wit and sound mind (I fear for the spelling and grammatical errors I may have made in writing this). She was certainly responsible for helping to shape the minds and lives of many young people. Nancy should have been most proud of how many souls she led to the Lord.
For six years, Nancy fought to stay healthy after being diagnosed with breast cancer and transverse myelitis. She was ever faithful throughout her fight. In her spare time, even after getting sick, Nancy enjoyed telling stories at the senior center as she was a gifted story teller. She also spent many an afternoon playing cards with her bridge ladies.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Dorothy Lewis, and her sister, Mona Morris. She is survived by her brother, Gwain Lewis, five nieces and nephews, Leann Slaughter, Patrick Morris, Suzanne Faircloth, Malcom Lewis, and Becky Currie, four great nephews and niece, Shaun Slaughter, Keirstin Faircloth, Vance Faircloth, and Christian Morris, and five great-great-nieces and nephews.
Out of town services for Nancy will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at Morriston Baptist Church at 11 a.m. in Morriston, Florida. Nancy’s favorite charity was St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Nancy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Beck Funeral Home, Clayton, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.