Nancy Edmunds Hannah

December 6, 1925January 12, 2021

Nancy Edmunds Hannah, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Well Spring Retirement Community. The family wishes to express our deepest appreciation for everyone at Well Spring, especially the staff and caregivers in Willow Way and Sycamore Square.

A private graveside service for immediate family only will be held. A Witness to the Resurrection service will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.

Nancy was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on December 6, 1925. She was the daughter of Thomas Barksdale Edmunds and Isabel Bouldin Edmunds. She graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg before matriculating at North Carolina Woman’s College (now UNCG). Nancy graduated from WC in 1946 with a degree in Sociology.

On December 28, 1946, Nancy married Walter Lewis Hannah and the couple moved to Lexington, Virginia where she taught for one year before taking a position assisting with student career testing at Washington & Lee University. Walter and Nancy moved to Raleigh, NC in February 1950 where they became active in White Memorial Presbyterian Church, then in 1953, they moved to Greensboro.

Nancy was a dedicated and active member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as a Ruling Elder and President of the Women of the Church. She was a leader and Bible moderator in the church’s circle program for years. She chaired the Worship Committee and World Missions and served on numerous other committees through the years taking special pleasure in serving as a member of the pastor nominating committee which called Dr. Charles Reckard. She was also very active in the work of both Orange and Salem Presbyteries and the Synod of North Carolina.

Nancy was an active member of the Greensboro Junior League and later as a Sustaining Member of that organization. She served on several community boards including those of the Central YMCA, the Volunteer Action Center and Retired Senior Volunteer Program, as well as the TB Association. She remained an active and devoted alumna of UNCG throughout her life serving on commencement and reunion committees and as a member of the Friends of the Library.

Nancy is survived by two children, son, Walter Lewis Hannah, Jr. (Pat) and daughter, Nan E. Hannah, as well as two grandsons, Patrick Tyler Hannah (Maddy) and Lewis Alexander Hannah (Liz), and three beautiful great-granddaughters, Olivia Maria, Sofia Anne and Eleanor Kate. Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Walter L. Hannah, and her sisters, Isabel Edmunds Gillespie and Jane Edmunds Stephenson.

Memorials may be made to the "Nancy Edmunds Hannah Award in Gerontology in the UNCG Excellence Foundation, Inc.", UNCG Advancement Services, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170; Well-Spring Retirement Community; First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Jack Nichols

January 17, 2021

Nan & Lewis,
I read with sorrow your Mom’s obituary. Carol & I send our condolences in this difficult time. She lost her mother and I lost my father in 2016. It is a difficult time and our thoughts are with you both as you go through it.

Jack & Carol

Larry Moore

January 17, 2021

Nancy was a kind and gracious lady, and a perfect complement to Walter. Love to Nan and Lewis.

Thomas Glascock

January 16, 2021

My thoughts are with Hannah family.

Lynn Henson

January 14, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Nan. I remember her as a very put together and smart and pretty woman. She was always very kind to me at church and always had a smile for everyone. With love and prayers to you and your brother....

Martha Hannah Turner

January 13, 2021

Dear Nan and Lewis, your parents were some of my favorite relatives. I'm so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Love to you and your family.