Nancy L. Oakley

August 19, 1937 - January 11, 2013
Nancy L. Oakley


Nancy L. Oakley 75, of Wilmington passed away Friday January 11, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Nancy was born to Anna Ida Lee and Romeo Greco on August 19, 1937, before being given in adoption to Preston and Lorraine Pulver in 1942.

Nancy taught school for 27 years in Deposit, NY before retiring to Pine Knoll Shores in Carteret Co. She relocated to Wilmington in 1999, and was an avid golfer until her health no longer allowed her to play. She loved to bowl, play bridge, and be with her family.

Nancy was married to the late Kenneth H. Oakley in September of 1957 and had six children, who survive her: Mark Oakley and wife Virginia of Phoenix, AZ; Scott Oakley and wife Adela of El Paso, TX; Kirk Steven Oakley and wife Trish of Afton, NY; Darren Oakley and wife Maria of Addison, NY; Kristen Berardi of Wilmington, NC; and Kyle Graham and husband Hugh of Emerald Isle, NC; brothers, Kenneth Haight, and Richard Haight, sisters, Mona Greco Sparr and Joy Cooney; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her dear friend, housemate, and caregiver, Billie Root, and her cat Nicki.

A memorial service will be conducted 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member, sang in the church Choir, and taught Sunday School. A reception will follow the service.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the National Diabetes Association.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • January 12, 2013
    Arlene Martin says:
    I am so sorry to hear that your mother has past and will be praying for your family.May she rest in peace.

  • February 02, 2013
    Marjorie Kozak says:
    We were sad to hear about Nancy's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Oakley family. We have many fond memories of Nancy and her involvement with our Field Hockey and Volleyball teams. She was always there to help and, as a teacher and a coach, I will never forget what a giving person she was. Peace be with you.

  • January 14, 2013
    Veronica Bunn says:
    To the Oakley Family, I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is the single most important compass in my life. I know your mom was that to you, too, and with this loss comes so many layers of heartache. Please know my prayers are with all of you in this much needed time of incredible loss. My deepest sympathies, Veronica Bunn

  • January 14, 2013
    Lee and Rita Rodgers and Famil says:
    Scott, Adela, our prayers go out to you and your family during these trying times. We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time. The Rodgers Family

  • January 14, 2013
    Deborah Barnes says:
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.