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Nancy White Parsons Wellons
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1924
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 2008
Virginia, USA

Nancy White Parsons Wellons, of Roanoke, Virginia, left the beauty of this earth on July 27, 2008, to paint from the heavenly palette. Nancy fought the good fight, surviving cancer twice and more than 15 years with brittle diabetes. She was a tough cookie. Born August 14, 1924 in Roanoke, Nancy developed her artistic talent early when she was bedridden with scarlet fever as a small child, living on Reed Mountain. She continued to draw and paint when she regained her health, graduating from William Fleming High School at age 16 and majoring in fashion illustration at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) until her marriage to Richard Butler (Dick) Wellons. She was a professional fashion artist for Miller & Rhodes, Saks and Heironimus and also worked for Norfolk & Western Railroad. She won many regional and local art awards over the years, she was a board member of the Roanoke Fine Arts Center, and her paintings brighten many homes in Roanoke and elsewhere. She raised three children, considering them her most fond creations. She designed her own house, loved to entertain, and had a special gift of conversing easily with persons from all walks of life. She is greatly missed by her family and friends.
Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dick. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Louise Wellons Greiner and her husband, John Williams Greiner, and Laura Marshall Wellons Woodford and her husband, Curtis Ray Woodford Jr.; and one son and daughter-in-law, Hugh Butler Wellons and his wife, Jaye Fulton Harvey Wellons. In addition, surviving her are three granddaughters, Evelyn Ann Greiner, Hannah Ruth Harvey Wellons, and Rebekah Davis Harvey Wellons; and one grandson, Tony Marshall Turner, his wife, Rebecca Anne Nelson, and their son, Alexander Marshall Wellons.
Nancy's family thanks Mary Jo Burris and Edith Rotham for their fine care, love and support. Her family also thanks the staff and residents at the Park Oak Grove for their care and support when Nancy lived there, and the fine staff at Friendship Manor Palliative Care and Third Floor.
A celebration of Nancy's life will be held at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 4, 2008. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church's fellowship hall. In honor of Nancy's love of colors, the family asks that persons attending wear their favorite color to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bradley Free Clinic, the Taubman Museum of Art, or to Rosalind Hills Baptist Church, where Nancy was a founding member.
Arrangements are being handled by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.
Published in the Roanoke Times from 7/29/2008 - 8/3/2008
Evergreen Burial Park
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Aug 01, 2008
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