Nancy McNiel Wilson Gaw, age 87, passed from this life on
May 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer
Thomas Wilson and Alice May Brackett Wilson; her husband of
60 years, Jack Stanton Gaw, Sr., whom she married June 22,
1948 in Norfolk, Virginia; and her brothers-in-law and sisters in
law, Dr. J.C. Gaw (Helen), Sara Gaw Lynn (Sam), Betty
Wisdom (Bill), Lloyd Gaw (Jeanette), Charles Gaw, and Dr.
Nancy attended David Lipscomb College and Tennessee
Tech University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts,
Master's, and Ed.S degrees. Her majors were music and
Nancy was an accomplished musician and artist. She taught
music, art, and reading in the Jackson County School System.
She also taught private piano, guitar, and voice lessons in her
home. Her hobbies included oil painting and crafts. She was
also a talented writer.
Nancy served as a minister's wife who traveled with her
husband to numerous gospel meetings and preaching
appointments and taught Sunday school well into her 80's. She
was a faithful member of the Zion Church of Christ. Nancy truly
exemplified the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. She
was loving, kind, and generous to all she met.
Nancy is survived by her 2 Sons: Jack Stanton Gaw, Jr.
(Dorinda) and Dr. Ted William Gaw (Janice); 6 Grandsons:
Mark Stanton Gaw (Melanie), Jeffrey Austin Gaw (Jaclyn),
Eric William Gaw (Lacey), Bradley Thomas Gaw (Sarah), Dr.
Joel David Gaw, and Robert Daniel Gaw; 3 Great
Grandchildren: Alex Mark Gaw, Jackson Lewis Gaw, and
Savannah Kay Gaw; and Brothers - in - law and
Sisters-in-Law: Doyle Gaw (Ranelle), Deanna Floyd, Dr.
David Gaw (Patsy), and Linda Gaw.
Pallbearers will be her 6 grandsons. Memorial contributions
may be made to Happy Haven Children's Home, India Missions
c/o Willette Church of Christ, or World Christian Broadcasting.
Funeral services will be conducted at Anderson - Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN, on Tuesday,
May 17, 2016, at 11 A.M. Visitation will be Monday from 4 P.M. -
8 P.M., and Tuesday from 9 A.M. until time of services. Burial
will be in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Dale
Crossman and Bro. John Anderson will officiate.
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