CHARLOTTE - Willie Horne Nance passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the age of 89.
There will be a memorial service at 1:30pm Thursday, May 27, 2021 in the Sanctuary of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 6401 Hickory Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC. The family will greet friends from 1:00pm until time for the service.
Willie was born August 21, 1931 in Wadesboro, North Carolina to John and Ora Horne. She was a graduate of Wadesboro High School and was a long-time employee of United Carolina Bank (BB&T). She was an active member in the Epworth Sunday school class of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, David Nance, her children, Susan Murray, Wayne Nance and Becky Francis, grandsons Brandon Francis and Chase Francis, great grandchildren, Ryker, Genevieve and Zephie and her brother Charlie Horne.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, James Wallace Horne, Harvey Horne, Frank Horne, Gertrude Wallace, Sarah Brantley, and Eloise Coley.
Willie was an avid gardener and after losing her sight to a rare disease began making dolls for Dolls on Mission. The purpose of these dolls is to bring joy to children and others in need.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dolls on Mission, Attention: Joanne Mucci, 4036 St James Way, Monroe, NC 28110 or to FNCLBPH, NC Library for the Blind, 1841 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27635.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com