Jimmy’s Aunt Nancy passed away peacefully on Friday early evening. She was an amazing Aunt. Born in the 1930s, she saw so many things in her life. When it wasn’t the norm for ladies to go to college, she did where she met the man she would spend the rest of her life with. They had just celebrated their anniversary a month before she passed away.
She was a huge MU basketball fan and they were season ticket holders for many years. She loved her Tigers. She also was all about her family. Her grandchildren were her whole world along with her husband. She kind of adopted my two girls and since they worked in the health care field, if she was in the hospital and she would see them, they would have to come visit her as much as possible.
She also wasn’t shy about telling you if you were wrong or did something stupid. One time at Christmas, Jimmy’s brother Bill was trying to help her and moved a chair out of her way. Little did he know, she was going to sit in it and fell on the floor. Bill felt so bad and was trying to help her up and she was calling him a dumb ass. He truly felt bad about it.
She loved to travel with Uncle Kenny and they even went to Scotland. He collected bricks and traveled to find odd ones and she went along with him and found things to do. Later in life she learned that she loved to color and gave a beautiful picture of sunflowers to Shawna and Caleb after their wedding because they had sunflowers in their wedding.
So tomorrow night we will go to visitation to say our good byes for now and be broken hearted for a while but we know she is in a much better place and not in pain anymore, drinking her Coke and enjoying visiting with family in heaven.
Aunt Nancy, you have left a big hole in the fabric of our family, but the memories will mend it slowly. Until we see you again, we love you.