HENDERSONVILLE, NC—Nancy Harper Edwards, 85, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away on August 11, 2023, following a long fight with dementia.
Nancy and her husband of 26 years, Larry Edwards, moved to Hendersonville in 2020 to get closer to medical care in the management of this disease. Prior to moving to Hendersonville, they lived in Kilmarnock, on a small creek off the Chesapeake Bay.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., to Albert and Helen Harper, former long-term residents of Kilmarnock.
Nancy had a long career as a bank examiner with the Farm Credit Administration in Washington, D.C.
Nancy loved people and had a large group of friends, many of whom knew her when she was a young bride living in Annandale. She loved socializing with friends, playing bridge, and the annual beach week was for her a highlight.
After moving to Kilmarnock in 2020, she quickly built a large group of friends there. She also loved singing in the choir at the Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems. She and her husband were members of the First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville.
Nancy’s love of people extended to great love and caring for her family.
Nancy is survived by her husband for whom she was a loving wife for 36 years, Larry Edwards; daughter, Amy Taylor of Asheville, N.C., and her children, Rhylin and Liza; son, David Morris of Cabin John, Md.; daughter, Deborah Morris of West Virginia and her daughter, Christina; stepdaughter, Dana Horne and her husband, Dan, and children, Eli and Sydney of Charlotte, N.C.; and stepson, Brian Edwards and his wife, Donna, and daughter, Annie of Rome, Ga.; and Evans cousins scattered all over this country.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held in Kilmarnock on October 4. The service will be followed by a reception at the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club.