Nancy Brown Reece

December 1, 1934 - June 4, 2016

12/01/1934 - 06/04/2016

Nancy Brown Reece, 81, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on June 4, 2016, with her husband at her side. Nancy was born in Glendale, SC to the late Horace and Addie Mae Hixson Brown. She was also predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Ruth Rushford.
She and her husband Sherman, moved to Norfolk in 1958. Nancy worked with Norfolk Newspaper for two years,then took  a position in the Administration Office of the Norfolk  Naval Air Station where she retired after twenty years of service.
One of Nancy’s passions was traveling.  After retirement she helped her husband with his company’s Travel Programs. This took her to many countries all over the world. She also enjoyed fun filled years of motor home travels.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed   doing eggery and loved all little animals.
Nancy’s other passion was her sorority, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, where she was a 58 year member of the Alpha Xi Chapter. During that time she served in all offices on a local, state, and southeastern level. Nancy excelled in every way performing each office in a gracious and professional manner. She mentored many other members bringing out the best in each. Nancy knew her purpose in life was to help others and she carried out that purpose in a gracious manner.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 61 years Sherman, her sorority sisters, and a host of other friends and associates.
Sherman and their friends will be celebrating Nancy’s life Saturday 1:00pm, June 11, 2016 at The Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 1500 North Military Highway, Norfolk, Va. 23502.   Please join us!
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Center, 363 West Drake Road, Ft. Collins, CO, 80562.  Condolences may be expressed at

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Charlie & Liz Hardy
7 years ago

Sherman, sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was such a gracious sweet Southern Lady and we will miss her dearly. May you find comfort and peace and loving memories to hold in your heart .

Larry Goldrich - TBA Past President
7 years ago

Sherman: Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved wife, Nancy.

Robert Teller
7 years ago

Sherman, sorry for your loss. Jude was thought highly of Nancy.

Betty Ross
7 years ago

Sherman, so sorry about Nancy. You were my boss for many years and I am sincerely sorry.

Judi Darden
7 years ago

Sherman, so sorry for your loss. We have all lost a great southern lady who was so admired and loved. Nancy was a great mentor to us all. I remember and appreciate her encouragement when I decided to serve on the state level. She was always there to lend a hand, give advice, or whatever was needed. She and Marge were such fun at the ICs and gave me a lot of fond memories. Nancy will be sorley missed. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Vickie Farris
7 years ago

Thinking of Nancy and Sherman, couldn’t have known two better people. I will miss seeing them at ESA functions. Just loved this remarkable lady. Prayers.

Sharon Desarmeaux - ESA Minnesota
7 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was such a lovely lady and will be missed. Love and Hugs to you Sherman.

Robert Middlebrooks
7 years ago

Sherman, please accept our sincere condolences on Nancy’s passing. Ruth and I hold special memories of having had the privilege of being on several trips with you and Nancy. We are reminded of how special and how kind she was.
Bob and Ruth Middlebrooks

Dot Harcum
7 years ago

How blessed my life has been to have known Nancy and to be one of those she mentored. Thank you Sherman for sharing your dear wife with all of us in ESA. She was loved by all whose life she touched. May you find peace in knowing that your “Something of Value” was “Something of Value” to so many.

Bonnie Feldhauser
7 years ago

I remember Nancy as being a true lady and always willing to help others. She will always be remembered fondly. Sherman, so sorry for your loss.