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Nancy Elaine Pritchard Wilson

March 6, 1935 — August 17, 2023

Siler City


Nancy Elaine Pritchard Wilson, 88, of Siler City, passed into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at UNC Hospital in Hillsborough.

Nancy was born in Cabarrus County on March 6, 1935, to William Hugh and Margaret Faye Payne Pritchard. She loved her family and becoming a grandmother and great grandmother, as well as her special sister bond and their sister trips. Her love of music was evident in not only her beautiful singing voice, but in her gifts of leading the church choir at First Wesleyan Church and later singing in a ladies group, HOPE at Oakley Baptist Church where she was a long time member and choir member until her health would not allow it. She was an amazing artist, loving oil painting, and could sew anything from making her children’s clothes to a wedding gown for her sister, Ellen. She also loved designing and painting sweatshirts and shoes for local festivals.

Nancy co-owned and operated The Pumpkin Tree- Children’s Clothing along with her sister, Judy. Later in life she graduated from Central Carolina Community College with an Associates Degree in Business. She retired as secretary of United Fire and Safety after many years of faithful service.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; sons Greg Wilson and John D. Wilson; daughter-in-law Rachel Wilson; and brother Jack Pritchard.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her son Marty Wilson (Sarah) of Bennett; daughters Teresa Graves (Ricky) of Siler City, and Carolyn Wilson of Burlington; 8 grandchildren Hillary Graves, Corey Wilson, Cliff Graves (Tiffany), Nicole Wilson, Adam Wilson, Jessica Ward (Victor), Josh Riggs, and Joel Riggs; 3 great grandchildren Norah Graves, Edith Graves, and Jackie Griffin; brothers Guy Pritchard, of Siler City, and Michael Pritchard (Martha) of Tampa, FL; sisters Marie Marsh (Dalton) of Siler City, Judy Marsh of Siler City, Ellen Holder (Dave) of Indian Lake Estate, FL, and Vicky Justice (PD) of Siler City; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at Oakley Baptist Church, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Other times will be at the home of Teresa and Ricky Graves. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM, with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Fund c/o Oakley Baptist Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Wilson family.

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