Nancy Carol Thompson went home to be with the Father on Thursday, April 23rd, leaving from her home near Holland, Texas, as she had wanted. She was born November 27, 1939 in Austin, Texas to Thomas Hampton Elkins and Ruth Merle Bowles. She graduated from Luling High School in 1958.
Nancy married her high school sweetheart, Billy J. Thompson, on December 20, 1959 in Luling, Texas. The two of them celebrated sixty years of marriage last December.
Nancy was a committed Christian. She knew her Lord Jesus from an early age and was a baptized believer. She followed Him faithfully throughout her life. She has been a member of the Salado Church of Christ for the past fifteen years.
Nancy’s life was a love story shared with family and friends. Bringing up three sons, she always said she was born to raise boys, but when granddaughters entered the mix, she was quick to say she loved her girls just as much. She was proud of her family… each member was special to her, and she made sure each one knew that.
Nancy especially loved babies, and cared for the babies and young children of others as she had her own. Her way with children made her “Nana” to many. Parents trusted Nancy with their precious little ones, and valued her partnership in helping raise them. She taught Bible classes for school-aged children most of her adult life. She was an extraordinary teacher because she loved her students and made learning fun for them.
Nancy was an avid reader throughout her life, with shelves full of books that she had read and re-read. As a result, she developed an impressive vocabulary, beyond what others might recognize in conversation with her. She was the “go to” person when anyone needed help on a crossword puzzle.
Nancy was a talented chef. She loved cooking, and had dozens of recipe books she would read like novels. She also created many of her own special dishes, which her family looked forward to whenever they came home to visit.
Many experienced Nancy’s nurturing touch… she is well loved and well remembered.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants.” - Psalm 116:15
Nancy is survived by her devoted husband, Billy J. Thompson; 3 sons: James Scott of Cave Springs, Arkansas, John Kevin of Hutchinson Island, Florida and Joel Todd of Bentonville, Arkansas; plus 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Alene Watts, and brother, Roger G. Elkins.
A private burial will be held at the historic Luling City Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Foster’s Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401.
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