Nancy Sturdivant
1933 - 2019
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Nancy Turner Sturdivant

October 23, 1933 - October 25, 2019

Haverford, PA

Nancy Turner Sturdivant, 86, of Haverford, Pa., formerly of Cary, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 25 at Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather for a service of remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., at Amity United Methodist Church, 825 N. Estes Dr. in Chapel Hill, N.C. Reception to follow at the church. Interment will be private.

A native of Raleigh, Nancy was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Sarah E. Turner. She was a 1952 graduate of Cary High School. She earned a nursing degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1959 and served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia from 1962-1964. She was ordained an elder in the Methodist Church in 1985 and was pastor at several churches in New Jersey and North Carolina before her retirement in 2003.

Nancy is survived by her children, James (Stephanie) Sturdivant, of Haverford, and Elizabeth Sturdivant, of Hillsborough, N.C.; a stepson, Joseph Sturdivant, of Honokaa, Hawaii; two grandchildren, Maxwell and Eva; her brother-in-law Joe Sturdivant and sister-in-law Edna Earle Sturdivant, of Cary; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in 2009 by her husband of 43 years, Robert Sturdivant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TABLE, 209 E. Main Street, Carrboro, N.C. 27510 (

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Published in The News and Observer & Herald Sun on Nov. 10, 2019.
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August 1, 2020
I knew Nancy when she lived in San Francisco prior to 1968 when she went back east to marry. We, among many others, were involved in a single's group at a Presbyterian church which is how I met her. I very much liked wonderful Nancy and still recall some of our time together. I had lunch at her home on my way to Queens New York to see my parents. She was a truly wonderful person. She meant a lot to me even though it was only for a few years at most. God bless Nancy.
Jim McCullagh
November 11, 2019
Reverend Nancy Sturdivant blessed the family of God at Amity United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill for many years after retirement. She was my friend, whom I enjoyed and cherished.
Sybil Austin
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