OBITUARY

Nancy May Witt

June 13, 1929February 26, 2018

On February 26, 2018, Dr. Nancy Garrett Witt departed this earthly life. She was born June 13, 1929 in Vinton, a daughter of the late Charles Pickett and Jessie May (Dickerson) Garrett. Dr. Witt was educated at Roanoke College, Salem and the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond. She was a strong supporter of Liberal Arts Education, served many years on the Roanoke College Board of Trustees and received an Honorary Degree in D.S. in 2003. She spent twenty years with the Department of Mental Health of Virginia and developed the children’s treatment program at DeJarnette Hospital. She was the first woman to serve as Director of a Psychiatric Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Witt devoted her life to her patients, family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Jean Garrett. She is survived by her former husband, Samuel Witt; daughters ,Ruth Witt Ramsey and Sarah Witt Argenbright; sons, Herschel Garrett Witt and Joseph Pickett Witt; grandchildren, Christopher Alan Dingman, Stephen Garrett Sipe, Jessi Mae Ramsey, Jeffery Darrel Ramsey and Garrett Austin Witt; great-grandchildren, Jaxsen Ellis Ramsey and Adrian Carter Chittum. She also leaves a longtime friend, Gladys Ann Coeyman. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Temple House of Israel Cemetery, Staunton by Rabbi Joe Blair. Active pallbearers will be Jeffery Ramsey, Garrett Witt, Herschel Witt, Joseph Witt, Darrel Ramsey and Sam Witt. The will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Temple House of Israel, 15 N. Market St., Staunton, VA 24401 or to a charity of your choice. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneral homes.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her former husband, Samuel Witt; daughters ,Ruth Witt Ramsey and Sarah Witt Argenbright; sons, Herschel Garrett Witt and Joseph Pickett Witt; grandchildren, Christopher Alan Dingman, Stephen Garrett Sipe, Jessi Mae Ramsey, Jeffery Darrel Ramsey and Garrett Austin Witt; great-grandchildren, Jaxsen Ellis Ramsey and Adrian Carter Chittum. She also leaves a longtime friend, Gladys Ann Coeyman.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Pickett and Jessie May (Dickerson) Garrett and a sister, Phyllis Jean Garrett.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeffery Ramsey, Garrett Witt, Herschel Witt, Joseph Witt, Darrel Ramsey and Sam Witt, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Temple House of Israel, 15 N. Market St., Staunton, VA 24401 or to a charity of your choice.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 1, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

Nancy May Witt

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Tammy and Mark Campbell

March 14, 2018

Ruth and Herschel:
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I have so many great memories of your mom back in the day from that fantastic cabin she had moved to the farm to always arriving at the farm to find baby animals on the back porch waiting for love and food. She was a great lady. We hope all the wonderful memories through the years will help to comfort you in this difficult time.

Lisa Mayo

February 28, 2018

Witt family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr Witt was a beautiful person. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.