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, N.C., 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 eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The funeral service followed at 11 a.m with Rev. Tim Williford presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Donations in honor of Nancy may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home of N.C. or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the McCoy family.