- November 12, 1941 - January 18, 2015
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
of Nancy's Passing
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“Nancy, we miss you so much but we know that heaven is sweeter. You have left a wonderful legacy for all of us. Because JESUS lives so will all who...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Flonnie and Tony Shaw - SC
“I am sorry for your loss. May the love of God and friends carry you through this time of great sorrow. (Psalms 9:9)
2 of 26 | Posted by: Pat
“Ms. Babb was one of my first nursing instructors in 1986. Her teachings were the foundation of what nursing should always be......treat each patient...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Wanda Crocker Gordon - SC
“My deepest condolences to family and friends of Miss Babb. She was a perfect role model nursing instructor and a beautiful person. Gail LaConte
4 of 26 | Posted by: Gail LaConte - Chesnee, SC
“So sorry for your loss. Ms Babb taught me in nursing in 1972. I would still see her in the community and she was always the same.
5 of 26 | Posted by: Jean George - Inman, SC
“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time Ps 46 :1
6 of 26 | Posted by: - NC
“Nancy will be missed by many. She was a very special cousin and was always at our reunions and many family occasions. What a reunion she is having...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Anita Brown Cullen - Waynesville, NC
“I am so grateful that I was priveleged to have had Nancy as my 'Fundamentals of Nursing instructor in the 1970's. She taught me well. She was proud...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Jean Plumley-Boyce,RN - Landrum, SC
“Nancy will be missed, she was a wonderful and sweet cousin. She was loved by everyone. Praying for the family.
9 of 26 | Posted by: David Brown - waynesville, NC
Was such a wonderful nursing instructor! She was so gifted in her field. Often she told the class wonderful stories of her nephews. My...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Shannon Mueller - Gaffney, SC
“She was also my nursing instructor. The best. I am so fortunate to have been under her instruction. Tammy Rabb Sullivan, RN
11 of 26 | Posted by: A friend
“I will forever be thankful that Ms. Babb was one of my nursing instructors. She will live on through the many nurses in which she taught. She made...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Melanie Barnett, RN - Buffali, SC
“She also was one of my nursing instructor.I thought a lot of her and had a respect for her as a nurse.
13 of 26 | Posted by: Midge Murry(Orr) - spartanburg, SC
“In remembrance of Nancy Babb, R.N., A light for my personal Florence Nightingale.
14 of 26 | Posted by: Kelley Etters, R.N. - Spartanburg, SC
“I am so honored to be one of the nurses Miss Babb taught at USC Upstate. I am now a teacher at RD Anderson ATC. I teach health science classes,...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Kelley Etters, R.N. - Spartanburg, SC
“She was a wonderful professor and mentor to our nursing profession. She will be in my memory always. She definietly earned her wings. A beautiful...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Shifflett - Spartanburg, SC
“Our deepest sympathies are with Nancy's family--Rueben, Brenda and family.
As my older cousin, Nancy probably never knew what a role model she was...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Forrester Pierce - NC
“Ms.Babb was one of my instructors in nursing at USCS in 1974-1977,she was wonderful.I know she has been greately missed.Because of her, her community...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Vera Crowe - Gaffney, SC
“We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family. We had not seen Nancy in many years but have such fond memories of her and being in her...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Michael &Myron Stokes - SC
“I knew Miss Babb as a former member of Southside Baptist Ch. She will be truly missed by those who knew her in the nursing field. They realize the...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: B. Joyce Washington - Spartanburg, SC
“Nancy was a High School Classmate and friend. She was very successful in her life and touched hundreds of people in a positive way. I will always...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Judy Bishop Starnes - Columbia
“As one of the nursing students from those early USCS years, I could never adequately express how much Miss Babb affected me personally and in my...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: A friend
“My " Dear Nancy" my friend of 67 years. Growing up I spent endless hours at the Babb home. We would play in the snow, go into the woods and look for...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Phyllis Duncan Nelson - Tustin, CA
“She will be missed
24 of 26 | Posted by: Elizabeth sudduth Cantrell - SC
“Nancy was a great friend and had many classes with her and we graduated in the same class. 1960 Blue Ridge High School. So sorry to hear of your loss...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Elizabeth Sudduth Cantrell - SC
“A trusted friend and fellower Sunday school teacher for many years. Truly a servant of our LORD JESUS.We will all miss her grately. Nancy was an...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Tony and Flonnie Shaw - SC
Nancy Easter Babb, 73, of Spartanburg, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 18, 2015. She was born November 12, 1941, in Greenville County, SC, to the late Lawrence Broadus and Helen Sudduth Babb.
Nancy graduated from Blue Ridge High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tift College of Forsyth, Georgia in 1965. In 1975, she received her Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia.
Nancy's lifelong passions were her faith, family, and nursing education. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church of Spartanburg. She served many needs which included being a co-teacher of her ACTS Sunday School Class and a deacon. She aided the community through Mobile Meals Service.
Nancy began her teaching career in Spartanburg in 1969 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospital School of Nursing. She moved with the program to the newly created University of South Carolina at the Spartanburg campus. She was a founding member of USCS School of Nursing. In 1976, she became director of the Associate Degree Program in Nursing and provided leadership in that position for fifteen years. She continued as a full-time professor of nursing until her retirement in 2002 and was then named Professor Emerita of Nursing. In her more than thirty-three years of teaching, she directly taught thousands of nurses in the Spartanburg area.
Nancy's love and joy for family never ceased. She lived for her nephews and later for her grand-nieces and nephews. Her family included the circle of special friends she developed throughout the years. Her friends were her treasure and sustained her to the end.
Survivors include her brother, Reuben Babb (Brenda); nephews Larry (Lisa), Michael (Dina), and Stephen (Debbi); six grand-nephews and two grand-nieces, Warren, Joshua, Daniel, Jacob, Jordan, D'Aaron, Madelaine, and Alexis.
Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 PM Friday, January 23, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Morningside Baptist Church, 897 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302, by the Rev. Jack Dodds and the Rev. Ronnie Williams. Burial will be in the family plot located at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, 4899 Jordan Rd., Greer, SC 29651.
Honorary escort will include members of the ACTS Sunday School Class as well as Morningside Baptist Church deacons.
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel