Nancy Elizabeth Grindstaff

September 15, 1933 - February 1, 2014
Nancy Elizabeth Grindstaff

Nancy Elizabeth Grindstaff, age 80 of Rocky Point, NC passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014.

She was born in Tazwell, VA on September 15, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Milton Grindstaff and Josie Taylor Grindstaff, husbands, Charles Tinsley, Sr., and Thomas Grindstaff, Sr., and a son, Charles Tinsley, Jr.

Nancy was of the Baptist faith, she was considered the Matriarch of her family and loved each and every one of them. She loved and lived life to the fullest, enjoying spending time with her family and playing Bingo whenever she could.

Nancy is survived by her loving family, three sons, David Tinsley (Joy), Thomas Grindstaff, Jr.(Jody Burnell) and Kenneth Grindstaff (Deborah); one daughter, Deborah Midgett (Johnny); and one daughter in law Josie Tinsley; 17 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren; two brothers, Woodrow Grindstaff of Tazwell, VA, and Johnny Grindstaff of Havre de Grace, MD.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Rev. Danny Justice. Her urn will be placed beside her husband at Sea Lawn Memorial Park in Hampstead.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • February 05, 2014
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share an encouraging thought from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • February 03, 2014
    Junior & Nan Brewer says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Miss Nancy will be missed - such a gracious lady. She now rests in the arms of God and is no longer in pain. Just know that we are here if you need us. Love and prayers

  • February 03, 2014
    Sheila Faircloth says:
    Debbie. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Nancy was such a kind and gracious lady. She is now with Jesus and I will be missed.

  • February 04, 2014
    Rose Shepard says:
    My condolences to all in the family for your loss of GG.