Mom, with my three sons (Ben, Jack, and David)
My mom, Nancy B. Whitehead, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease in April 2020 at the age of 82. Her last few years were difficult as this horrible disease slowly robbed her of her memories of friends, then family, and finally even how to eat. Our family prays that sometime in the future research will find a cure so that other families do not have to suffer watching their moms and dads slowly decline.
Mom enjoyed being a full-time mother for many years. In 1977 she became an executive assistant at Sun Oil and later worked for 21 years at Cox Enterprises (executive assistant to VP of Content Acquisition) until her retirement in 2002. Nancy worked selflessly as an active volunteer in many organizations throughout her life, especially at Roswell United Methodist Church where she facilitated their Survivors of Suicide group for nearly two decades.
Nancy is survived by two children; five grandchildren, Daniel Provenzano (Beth), Jennifer Provenzano Hardy (Jared), David Whitehead, Jack Whitehead (Emily) and Ben Whitehead (Clare); and three great- grandchildren, Harrison and Davis Provenzano and Kinsey Hardy. For decades her favorite vacation was to care for her grandchildren. She was beloved by all those grandchildren and great grandchildren for her patience, kindness, and sweet disposition. Her Christ-filled love of life and servant’s attitude shined through her works and her smile.
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