Cover photo for Nancy Donathan Bristow's Obituary
Nancy Donathan Bristow Profile Photo

Nancy Donathan Bristow

April 22, 1939 — July 24, 2019

Nancy Donathan Bristow

MT. GILEAD - Mrs. Nancy Donathan Bristow, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Autumn Care of Biscoe. Services will be 11:00am Saturday, July 27, 2019 by the graveside in Long Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, 637 Capelsie Road, Candor NC. The family will greet friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Nancy was born April 22, 1939 in Richmond County, NC one of eleven children of the late Robie Calvin Donathan and the late Pearl King Donathan. She owned and operated Nannys Day Care for more than 35 years in Raleigh. Following retirement, she and her husband moved back to Montgomery County to be near their families. Surviving are her son, Ron Bristow of Greensboro; her brother and sisters, Bill Donathan and wife, Marie of Wadesboro, Ernestine Stevenson of Biscoe, Mary Pelzinski of Hope Mills and Feliet Bahoric and husband, Al of Raeford and her nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Bristow and sisters and brothers, Frances Reynolds, R.J. Donathan, Claudia Strider, Turner Donathan, Diane Wallace and Kirby Donathan. Nancy will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister. She touched many lives while operating her day care and children still refer to her as their Nanny today. Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Autumn Care of Biscoe and FirstHealth Hospice for the loving manner in which they cared for Nancy over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nancy Donathan Bristow, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Long Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

637 Capelsie Rd, Candor, NC 27229

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 11

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree