July 24, 1922 - May 2, 2020
Nancy Elizabeth Palmer was born on July 24, 1922 to Lee Athel and Bessie Wagster Redd in a small community in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Her father served as an elder in the church of Christ and was a sheriff, a constable, a Justice of the Peace, and a farmer. Her mother attended Tennessee Teacher’s College and taught in the local one room schoolhouse. She was also a community notary and midwife. They were hard working and well respected in their community, and many people would come to them for advice and help. Mom was the sixth of seven children made up of 5 boys and 2 girls. She graduated from high school as salutatorian and went on to Athens College in Alabama for 2 years when government recruiters came recruiting people to work in government offices. She thought that would be great. So she boarded a train bound for Washington, DC. She immediately got involved with the church in Washington, DC where she met new friends … including one very special friend, Alfred Palmer. She married Alfred Harrison Palmer, Sr. on July 4, 1943 in Washington, D.C. and the sparks never ceased from that day forward. Together they had four children, Harry, Ellen. Dwight and Beth. They lost Dwight in 1967 in a tragic automobile accident. In February of 2002, Alfred passed from this life, and in 2005, their daughter, Ellen, succumbed to a brain tumor after a 10 year battle. Ten grandchildren have brought them great joy, and twenty-two great grandchildren have extended that joy to a greater dimension. Mom and Dad devoted themselves to teaching the gospel. At Alfred’s side she served as a preacher’s wife for 50 years in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Florida, and New York. They traveled into “all of the world” to share the gospel and supported many mission efforts in foreign lands. There was never a doubt Who was in control of our Mom’s life. It was full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control both privately and publicly until her departure. The best thing we can say of her is that she was a faithful child of God, a faithful and loving wife to our father and loving mother devoted to … “Homes where the Bible is loved and taught, Homes where the Master’s will is sought , Homes crowned with beauty Your love has wrought; God give us Christian homes. Homes where the mother, in caring quest, Strives to show others Your way is best , Homes where the Lord is an honored guest; God give us Christian homes.” Her burial took place on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Raintree Village Children's and Family Services 3757 Johnston Rd Valdosta, GA 31601 229-559-5944 https://raintreevillage.org/donations/ In Search of the Lord's Way P.O. Box 371 Edmond, OK 73083 800-321-8633 https://www.searchtv.org/formmemorialhonor.html The Addison family and staff of Addison Funeral Home extend condolences to Nancy's family and friends during this time.
Nancy Elizabeth Palmer was born on July 24, 1922 to Lee Athel and Bessie Wagster Redd in a small community in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Her father served as an elder in the church of Christ and was a sheriff, a constable, a Justice... View Obituary & Service Information
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