Mrs. Nancy P. Jeffery, of Lady Island, SC, wife of James Jeffery, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020. A walkthrough will be on Thursday, September 3, 2020, 6 pm-7 pm at the Chapel in Beaufort, SC. The funeral service is Friday, September 4, 2020, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel Complex Ridgeland, SC at 11 AM, under the canopy in our open-air setting. Allen Funeral Home Ridgeland is in charge.
Nancy Pringle Jeffery affectionally known as “Lil Nan” was born on September 27, 1931, in Bluffton, SC to Jack Pringle and Mary Brown Pringle. She received her education in the Beaufort County Public Schools attending Robert Smalls School. Early in her life, she married to late Nathan Atkins. From this marriage came two children, Arthur Lee and Delores Atkins. On December 24, 1976, Nancy was united in holy matrimony to Deacon James Jeffery. She lived in NJ for many years returning to Beaufort in 1997. Upon her return, she became an active member of Lady’s Island Baptist Church as an Usher, Missionary Society, Women’s Auxiliary & Deaconess.
Throughout her life, she was a dedicated worker as a CNA at East Orange VA Medical Center, NJ. She retired from the VA Medical Center receiving many awards for her excellent years of service. She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grand/great mother, aunt, cousin, friend always wearing a friendly smile. When you asked, Nancy how are you doing? She would often reply, oh, “I Won’t Complain”.
Nancy departed her life on August 29, 2020, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her late husband Nathan Atkins, son Arthur Lee Atkins, daughter Blondell Jeffery, and grandson Juwan Jeffery; siblings, Brothers, Deacon Julius D. Pringle, Sr., Alex Pringle, Jack Pringle, Jr., Ernest Pringle Sr., J.T. Pringle, Sr.; sisters, Daisy Beckett, Louise Parker, Regina Doctor, Louvinia Moyd.
She leaves to cherish her memories husband Deacon James Jeffery, two daughters; Gloria Gadson (Frank), Bluffton, SC, Delores Atkins, Richmond, VA, stepdaughter, Carla Williams (Howard) Beaufort, SC. Granddaughters; Althea Chin (Dale), Adrienne Norgrove (Darrin) both of Nazareth, PA, step-granddaughter, Shary Monique Jeffery, Willingboro, NJ
Great-grandchildren: Jammas Jeffery, Jah’Bree Jeffery, Corinne Chin, Miles Norgrove, Bryce Norgrove
Five sisters in law: Daisy Pringle, Beaufort, SC, Gardenia Smith, Atlanta, GA, Bernice Miller (John), Miami, FL, Betty Rose Roman (Delma), Lexington, NC, Blondell Simon (Arthur) New Orleans, LA. Three brothers in law: Oscar Scott (Susan), Aurora, CO, John Henry Willis, Miami, FL., James Willis, Jr. (Cara), Charleston, SC. A host of loving Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Dear friends
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