Nancy Joy Jackson Warnock, 89 years old, born on April 24, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on April 5, 2019 in Flower Mound, Texas. We will deeply miss our Mother and will love her forever.
It is with great sadness we announce that Nancy Joy (Jackson) Warnock, our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many, passed away. Nancy grew up in Chicago and had many happy stories of her time growing up with her best lifelong friend, her sister, Joanie. She grew up in a happy, loving family with her sister, Joanie (Jackson) Butler, Father, Donald Hewson Jackson and Mother, Isabella (Harland) Jackson.
We still smile remembering her stories of sailing on Lake Michigan, going to camps, going to Monticello College, traveling the world, moving to Dallas on her own, moving back to Dallas once married and all of the silliness that was so much Nancy.
But the best memories of all are of her being a fantastic Mother. Divorced when her children were young, she did an amazing job raising Pamela (Warnock) Webster, Rebecca (Warnock) Greenwade and Larry Warnock. She put her children first in all that she did. Sometimes working 3 jobs at once to make ends meet, but never letting her attention, support and love of her kids wane.
She is survived by all three of her children, plus grandchildren Zachary Greenwade, Michael Webster, Shannon Webster, Caitlin Warnock, Travis Warnock and Jackson Greenwade along with great-grandchildren Logan Greenwade and Grayson Greenwade.
Nancy’s passing was peaceful and all three of her children were able to say their goodbyes at her bedside. She was ready to go and, in her words, “I had a good run with 89 years”. That is Nancy, the most positive person we have ever known. Even during adversity and strife. Her friends, of which there are many, know about her positivity, her smiles, her corny jokes and her willingness to help those in need. She always put others first. Lovers Lane United Methodist Church was an important anchor for Nancy for decades. Her church family was just as important to her as her own and her family embraces that and thanks all at the church for the years of friendship, support, kindness and for watching over her.
Per Nancy’s request, there will be a small, family-only gravesite service in Chicago, April 15th. She will be buried alongside her Father, Mother and Sister. The family is together again.
Also, per Nancy’s request, there will be a Celebration of Life service June 15th, 2019 at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Details forthcoming. She wanted it to be a celebration: bright colors, a good time, happy and good memories, and sharing thoughts and prayers for a GREAT life indeed. In lieu of flowers, say a prayer and thank Nancy for how she touched your individual life. If you are so compelled, donations should be made in Nancy’s honor to her most important charity: Multiple Myeloma Foundation -OR- in Nancy’s honor to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
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