Nancy H. H. Cale
January 5, 1944 – August 11, 2017
Nancy Herndon Cale, of Sharpsburg, Georgia, passed away on the morning of August 11, 2017. Nancy was born in Atlanta in 1944. She graduated from Therrell High School, married and raised three children. She worked as a realtor, a caterer, but most recently, as an advocate for the autism community for over 20 years. When her grandson was diagnosed with autism at age 3, in his honor, she co-founded Unlocking Autism where she worked to bring awareness to the growing epidemic, partnering with state and local government and eventually earning a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for her efforts. She continued to answer the hotline phone for Autism Research Institute until the day she was admitted to the hospital. Countless parents across the US found kindness and connection through her endless passion to provide resources and most of all, hope.
She is survived by her son, Todd Hale, and her daughters, Shannon Johnson and Branndan VanEgmond; her grandchildren, Wynn Johnson, Haley Johnson, Tate VanEgmond and Tucker VanEgmond; her brothers, William Herndon, Jr., Tommy Herndon and her sister Elaine Lewis.
She will be honored by family and friends at Peachtree City Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Sunday, August 13 at 3 pm. A burial service will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens in Tyrone, Georgia.
A fund in her name is being established at her church to continue to share hope and light in her absence. Any donations can be directed to Peachtree City Seventh-Day Adventist Church
.Arrangements under the direction of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, Peachtree City, GA.
- Memorial Service Sunday, August 13, 2017
Nancy H. H. Cale
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October 14, 2017
Nancy was a vibrant woman with a wonderful heart. I didn't know her when she was involved with La Leche League, but she called me about the Health Fair because of that connection we had. She will be remembered by La Leche League Alumni during a tribute to deceased Leaders during the week of October 15, 2017, in San Diego. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Linda McSwain (Akin)
August 15, 2017
I cannot believe Nancy is now in Heaven. Her contagious smile and joy always made me happy. I went to HS with Nancy and she was always such a caring and loving person. My heart and prayers are with you, the entire family. Getting together with friends will not be the same without Nancy.
Michelle Frazier aka Hammond
August 14, 2017
A wonderful young woman who gave so selfishlesly of her time and was so devoted to god and her family & extended autism families. I will truly miss your smile friendship & compassion may you dance with the angels & be free my sweet Nan..:
August 13, 2017
May God provide comfort and strength as you endure the days ahead. My deepest sympathy to your family. ~ 2 Corthinians 1:3,4
August 13, 2017
Todd, Shannon, and Brandon,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember her as a wonderful woman with a passion for life, family and friends. My prayers for each of you will be for heartfelt comfort and peace.
Melanie Boyd Fanelli