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Nancy Gertrude Williams McCoy

March 22, 1934 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

Nancy McCoy left this world on June 16, 2022 to be reunited with her husband, Harold.

Nancy was born on March 22, 1934 in Chatham County, NC, where she built a lifetime of memories. Nancy attended Pittsboro High School.  She met her husband, Harold, on a double-date and they were married not long after that on March 22, 1952 until his death in 2020. Both were long-time active members of Lystra Baptist Church.  She served as a deacon, trustee, WMU President, taught Sunday School and served on numerous committees. 

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Nancy not only raised three children, but was very proud to have had a career as well. She embraced being a modern-woman with grace, class, and strength. She kept a tidy/beautiful home, decorated the planters in the front of her house to match every season, and took the time for hair and makeup even when running a quick errand.  Even while experiencing numerous health scares through her life, Nancy remained the strength of the family.

In addition to her strength, Nancy will also be remembered for her love of traveling, music, and dancing, which has given an array of fond memories for her friends and family – visiting all 50 states, dancing in the living room with her children and grandchildren, playing the piano, teaching others how to do “The Twist,” and never missing the TV show “Mollie B Polka Party” to name a few.

Among her other interests, Nancy enjoyed reading, card games, and crossword puzzles, including the New York Times crossword!  She also loved to cook for her friends and family, especially with vegetables that her husband grew in their garden.  Her coconut cake, banana pudding, and most of all her Thanksgiving dressing will be missed.  Many of her recipes have been passed down through the family and will continue her legacy of love.

Nancy McCoy is survived by her daughters, Sharon Womble (husband Ray) of Chapel Hill and Teresa Crumley of Asheboro, her son Ty McCoy of Chapel Hill, and her 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from 10:00AM - 10:45AM. The funeral service will follow at 11:00AM with Rev. Tim Williford presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the McCoy family. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lystra Baptist Church
686 Lystra Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Funeral Service
Tuesday
June 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Lystra Baptist Church
686 Lystra Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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