Nancy B. Wilson
1921 - 2015
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Nancy Barwick Wilson

August 1, 1921 - May 18, 2015


Nancy Barwick Wilson, 93, a life long resident of Raleigh, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at Springmoor Retirement Community.

A graduate of Needham Broughton High School, Nancy attended Converse College and graduated from UNC-Greensboro. She made her debut at the Terpsichorean Ball in 1939. She was a charter member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, a member of The Assembly, the Capital City Cotillion Club and the Carolina Country Club. She was an involved and caring grandmother, avid tennis player, and loved long walks on the beach. For many years she was employed by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and also worked for the NC General Assembly.

She devoted her life to her husband and family and fought a courageous battle against Parkinson's disease.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, S. Leigh Wilson; and her sister, Eloise Barwick Durrett.

She is survived by her two children, Stewart L. Wilson, Jr. and wife Marjorie of Raleigh, and Nancy W. McLendon and husband Chris of Washington, NC; five grandchildren, Lindsay Wilson Bennett of Raleigh, S. Leigh Wilson, III and wife Stephanie of Hoboken, NJ, Christopher (Kit) McLendon, Jr of Aspen, CO, Lennox (Knox) McLendon II of San Diego, CA, and Nancy Stewart McLendon of Jackson, WY; two great grandchildren; and nephews Van and Joe Durrett.

The family wishes to thank her many caregivers for years of love and support.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Michael's Church with the interment to follow in the memorial garden. The family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608, or Transitions LifeCare ( formerly Hospice Wake of Wake County) 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Str.
Published in The News & Observer from May 20 to May 21, 2015.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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June 1, 2015
Nancy, I am so sorry about the death of your mother. I'm sure you will miss her, and I pray for God's peace and comfort for you as you grieve her passing.
Laura Turnage McNair
May 27, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family. It is truly a blessing Nancy lived a long life because there are many people who may never see her age. It reminds me of Psalms 90:10 that tells us how our life span is 70 years or 80 if one is especially strong. I know her memories will forever live on in the hearts of all she has touched over the years.
May 23, 2015
It was my pleasure and honor to help take care of Nancy during her time at Springmoor. I will miss seeing her everyday.
Martie Lanham
May 20, 2015
She was a great lady and we will miss her !
margie & Steve Lee
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