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Nancy Ellen Tankersley Short

May 26, 1944 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Nancy Ellen Tankersley Short Obituary

     Nancy Ellen Tankersley Short, known affectionately as Nancy, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2023, in Lanett, Alabama. Born on May 26, 1944, in Windham, Ohio, Nancy lived a life full of love, kindness, and friendship, touching the lives of many with her warm spirit.

     Nancy was a devoted mother to her three children, Mary Short Henley, Rhonda Short Villegas (Jorge), and Michael David Short (Joyce). She was a beloved grandmother to Terry Cody Harmon, Destiny Stewart (Nieko), Brittney Pitts, Chasity Rowe (Trent), Kyndra Perry (Mitchell), Brandi Denton, Brianna Short, Michael Denton, McKay Villegas, Morgan Henley, Makai Henley, and Miles Henley. She was also blessed with eleven great-grandchildren, who brought her immense joy and happiness. Nancy is survived by her siblings, Betty Chambley, Larry Tankersley (Susan), and Linda Humber.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Short; parents, Mertie Bell Tankersley and William Joseph Tankersley; sister, Alice Tankersley; brothers, George, Lester, and Billy Tankersley; and her best friend, Betty Easterwood.

     Nancy's life was centered around her family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her world. She was a beacon of love and kindness, always putting others before herself. Her friendly nature and warm heart made her a cherished figure in her community. She was known for her love of the color yellow, a hue that perfectly reflected her sunny and cheerful disposition.

     Nancy had a special bond with her dog, Jack, who was a constant source of companionship and comfort to her. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life, such as sipping coffee while visiting with friends. Nancy also enjoyed her trips to Walmart, where she loved to browse and shop at her leisure.

     In remembering Nancy, we celebrate a life well-lived, marked by love, kindness, and friendship. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of those she loved and those who loved her. She will be deeply missed, but her memory will continue to inspire and guide us. May her soul rest in peace.

     Funeral services for Nancy will be held on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 at 3:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Pastor Derek Hubbard will officiate. Nancy’s family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

     Please visit Nancy’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for her family, to share a memory of Nancy, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

     Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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November 27, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley
3700 20th AVE
Valley, AL 36854

Funeral Service
November 28, 2023

3:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley
3700 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854

November 28, 2023

Johnson Memorial Gardens in Valley, Valley


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