Nancy Jane JENNINGS
March 2, 1946 – November 9, 2020
Nancy Jane Jennings, 74, passed away November 9th in Spring, Texas. Nancy was born in Longview, Texas on March 2, 1946 to Cornelia Davis Nash and Ottis Anderson “Joe” Nash. She attended Longview High School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Upon graduation from college, Nancy taught Language Arts in middle school in Webster, Texas, where she met her husband, Thomas E. Jennings, who was teaching school while attending law school at night. Nancy taught several of the Gemini astronauts’ children during her teaching career in Webster. She and Tom were married in Longview, Texas in 1969. Nancy then spent the rest of her professional career working in her husband Tom’s law office, The Law Offices of Thomas E. Jennings in Houston. In her retirement, Nancy enjoyed genealogy, the Houston Astros and keeping up with her extended family and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Jennings, her parents, Connie and Joe Nash of Longview, her brother Joel Moore Nash and sister-in-law Dorothy Harris Nash of Bellaire, and her brother Dick Elliot Nash of Burleson, Texas. She is survived by her son Thomas E. Jennings, II and his wife Angela Louise Jennings, and their children Carter Thomas Jennings, Chloe Louise Jennings and Colton Louis Jennings of Houston. Nancy is also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy Brunson Nash of Burleson. She is also survived by numerous nieces & nephews and Jennings’ in-laws, as well as a lifetime of loving friends and neighbors. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1pm at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Chapel,11612 Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77024. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Nancy Jennings to The Westview School, 1900 Kersten Drive, Houston, TX 77043, to benefit autistic children.