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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  • January 14, 2013
    Douglas Pattillo says:
    My heart felt sympothies go to the Oakley family. I pray that God helps you all through this tough time. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • January 13, 2013
    Kirk Thoma says:
    Dear Oakley family- I am very saddened to hear this news. Your mother is certainly imbedded in my memory as a very warm and caring person. I remember her with always a smile on her face!! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time!! RIP Mrs. Oakley!! Hugs, Kirk

  • January 13, 2013
    American Heart Association says:
    May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

  • January 13, 2013
    Stephanie Malpass says:
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. She was one of a kind and never will be forgotten. RIP "Nature"!

  • January 12, 2013
    John Strauss says:
    Sorry to hear about Mrs O.