- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 16, 1931
- Place of birth:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 3, 2016
- Place of passing:
Edgewater, Maryland, United States
|Eighty-four years have these eyes beheld the changing scene of autumn, At last I am leaving, in blue skies, a summer sun, pure is my heart|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nancy Harris, 84, born on August 16, 1931 and passed away on July 3, 2016. We will remember her forever.
"Happy Birthday Mom. All of the Crepe Myrtles are in bloom now. I know how much you loved them. We would always enjoy them on the road to Nags Head to celebrate your birthday. I remember so many things that you taught me. You are terribly missed. I love you!"
"I know of Nancy through her youngest child, Leslie. Leslie often spoke of her mother and how fun and loving she always was. Some of her witty sayings are now part of my memory too. Leslie loved her mother so much it was a privilege to recognize what a lovely person Nancy was."
"I know this is a tribute to Nancy. But somehow I think of her with Buddy. I first met them when they had the shop on H St., NW, 3rd floor–and as the FBI bldg. was going up, they “vacated” to New York Ave. Nancy was unassuming–but I dare say she had a will of iron. We talked some about books–she liked detective novels and steered me to some of her favorite authors.
As I got to know them, a number of times they would have dinner at the Market Inn on I st., sw (I lived at the time at 4th and N)–and she’d call me and I’d meet them there. Sometimes, when they had built the apt. on the 3rd floor of the NY Ave. Bldg., she would invite me over for a “healthy meal” and we’d spend a pleasant evening together.
She was certainly an equal partner in the business and spent her time working with Buddy, and bringing up the children at the same time.
I remember sitting on the back porch at their home in Dunkirk, and we’d sip cool drinks, while Buddy “massaged” the backyard grass. (Buddy and I would have played some tennis at the nearby courts.) I don’t think Nancy was some one who would give her friendship to many people, and somehow I feel in awe that we were friends.
So many vivid memories. So sad a loss.
"My grandmom helped me grow as a person. She inspired me to always learn more and make the most of every opportunity. She was a shinning example of how hard work pays off, and her example has helped me be a more tenacious worker. Beyond that she was kind understanding and an extremely loving person. I miss her already."
"Nancy was my friend for 67 years, I will miss her. I am very proud to have played a part in her and her husband meeting and then spending over 59 years together and having a wonderful family. I met all their children on the first day they were born. They were loved by everybody especially me. Thanks Nancy."
"It is with deep sadness we hear of your Mothers passing. Our hearts are with you and your family. Sending you peace, love and light.
Katie and Skeet"
"My mother was soft spoken, smart, and witty. Most importantly, she would listen, she would always listen. I could talk to her about anything. She never judged. She was practical and always had sage advice. I feel so fortunate that she was my mother. She had a wonderful sense of humor and she knew how to have a good time. She was my best friend. She taught me to laugh at myself. She was a kind, generous, loving woman and an amazing role model. Thank you Mom. I will always miss you, I will always love you. "
"May the memory of a lovely woman stay in your hearts forever. I'm glad I got the honor of knowing her even for a short while."
"Eighty-four years have these eyes beheld the
changing scene of autumn
At last I am leaving
in blue skies,
a summer sun
pure is my heart"
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