Nancy Rice Robertson

Born in Seven Mile Ford, VA on January 3, 1935

Departed on March 12, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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ROBERTSON, Nancy Marie Rice Buck, Age 76, passed away at her home in Nashville March 12, 2011. Born January 3, 1935 in Seven Mile Ford, VA to the late Carl Coleman and Helen Reynolds Rice. Preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Buck; son-in-law, Jim Garvin; and step-son Bill Robertson. Survived by husband, Donald Robertson; daughters, Sheila Dennis Bates, and Sue Anne Wendell Jones; step-children, Brad Teresa Robertson and Loretta Robertson; grandchildren Neal Rachel Garvin, Rachel Leigh Garvin, Cuyler Leilani Jones, Susannah Jones, Hayden Brittany Jones, and MacLaren Jones; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Marshall Jones; brother, Donis Laura Rice; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friend, Betty King Leatherwood and devoted cat, Precious. Nancy was a 1953 graduate of Virginia High School in Bristol, VA and a graduate of Johnston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Abingdon, VA. During her 30+ year career as a Registered Nurse, she worked in a variety of settings in Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Indiana and Tennessee. She was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church, a certified lay speaker and an avid Bible scholar. In September 2010 she published the book, Caroline, a Lifetime of Love, which was based on a distant relative she discovered during her many years of genealogy research. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 am at Bellevue United Methodist Church, 7501 Old Harding Pk., with the Reverend David Rainey officiating. Burial will follow at the Williamson Memorial Gardens in Franklin, TN. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. William Maynard, Judith Garrett, and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bellevue United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Monday, March 14, 2-8 pm at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, and an hour before the service at the church. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 615646-9292

8 Comments to Nancy Rice Robertson

  1. Sara Crump
    March 13, 2011 12:00 am

    To Nancy’s dear family~you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry that we are not with you in person at this time, but we are in spirit. May God richly bless you and give you extra strength in the days ahead. Much love, Sara Crump

  2. Zenobia & Clarence Peacock
    March 13, 2011 12:00 am

    Zenobia and Nancy shared nursing times at Central State. We shared some social occasions together. It was always a pleasure to be around her. She was a gracious person. Over the years, Zenobia had contact by the phone. We rejoiced in her accomplishments. Zenobia’s eysight is poor now so I read the obituary to her twice today. On occasion we were around Nancy’s daughters and enjoyed that time also. 3/13/2011

  3. Donna Cameron Theeck
    March 13, 2011 12:00 am

    My Deepest Sympathy to Nancy’s family and friends. She was my precious cousin. We had some great times together through the 76 years. She took me to the Grand Old Opera, even tho I knew she didnt’ care to go. She was like that. Your happiness came first. I just counted the pictures in my house that has Nancy in them and there are 8. Many from our childhood and others from trips I made to Tenn. She was a great hostess. We talked for hours and stitches together for hours. What great visits we had. Going to the Memorial Day program in an old, cemetery was a blast. Also the Quilting Bee at her church. We even took in the World’s Fair. She knew more about the history of Tenn. than anyone on a tour. I am so glad I have so many great memories. I am sorry we didn’t get to see each other the past several years. She will always be in my heart. I know God has a special place for her.

  4. Sharon Rice Nichols
    March 14, 2011 12:00 am

    One special memory is that of Nancy staying with me & Barry while Mama and Daddy drove to Nebraska for a family funeral. We had such a good time with her being our babysitter. I started calling her “Aunt” Nancy during that week. She was more like a sister to me over the years and I loved her dearly. Nancy was the glue that kept the 5 cousins together and in touch. I will truly miss her.

  5. Kim Drake
    March 14, 2011 12:00 am


    There are no words to espress my heart felt sympathy and sorrow, but know that I love you and I send my prayers of comfort and peace as you and your family go through this journey.

  6. Heather Satterfield
    March 14, 2011 12:00 am


    My deepest sympathy is with you at this time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Vickie Brown
    March 14, 2011 12:00 am

    Sue Anne and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We’ll be thinking about all of you in the days ahead.
    Love, Tim, Vickie and Katie Brown
    and June Zachary

  8. Wayne & Jan Ware
    March 17, 2011 12:00 am

    Rest in peace blessed friend. We will miss you and your charm.