Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC


Nancy Lucile Sluzinski

May 20, 1939March 7, 2020

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services for Nancy will be announced at a later date. Please continue to check our website for updates.

Nancy Lucile Northrop Sluzinski, 80, of Marion, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at her residence.

Born in New York City to the late Robert Wright Northrop and Cornelia Lucile Lott, she lived on Long Island until her early teens. She lived for a time in Connecticut and Boston, where she worked at Boston University. She married the late Richard I. Sluzinski and enjoyed being a farmer’s wife for 30 years. Nancy was also a real estate agent, nurse’s aide, and an administrative assistant.

Nancy was a pillar of our community. Her smiling face could be seen volunteering in many capacities. She was a third generation volunteer with the American Red Cross, and she was the 2012 volunteer of the year for the McDowell Chapter. She was also involved with the North Carolina State Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program, Mission Hospital McDowell, and Hospice Respite Care.

Mrs. Sluzinski’s love of children was infectious. She was involved with Head Start of McDowell County. She authored eight children’s books, the last three of which were published by Guideposts. Her latest works were about pennies from heaven.

Nancy is survived by the many friends whose lives she touched along the way.


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Scott terra

March 15, 2020

Nancy was the love of my life and a wonderful 2nd mother to me growing up. She brought out the best in me and I'm completely sadden by her loss.

I love that lady with all my heart.

Ann Gibson

March 13, 2020

I had the great blessing of knowing Nancy through the DAR Greenlee Chapter in Marion. She had so much energy and love that you couldn't help but feel it when she was around. You'll be missed Nancy, and our DAR Chapter was better because of you.

Rachael Stewart

March 12, 2020

Nancy was such a light, her kindness and love for children will not be forgotten. I worked with her at Head Start and I feel blessed to have known such a dear lady with such a selfless compassionate spirit! May you Rest In Peace my sweet friend.