Nancy Marshburn Kafina

August 14, 1944 - December 20, 2015
Nancy Marshburn Kafina

Nancy Marshburn Kafina 71, of Carolina Beach passed away peacefully Sunday December 20, 2015 with her loving family by her side at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter. Services will be held at ST. Pauls United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Nancy was the daughter of the late Everett Shell Marshburn and Lousie Davis Marshburn of Durham. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Herbert H. Kafina of Carolina beach and her only daughter Ashley Kafina Croom and her 7 year old grandson, Emory Eugene Croom IV, both of Greensboro.

Nancy was retired from Cape Fear Hospital Risk Management. She was a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church at Carolina Beach. She loved helping people through her many facets of volunteering. She put on puppet shows on the boardwalk for the children as well as dressing up as “McGruff” the crime dog visiting schools spreading safety lessons. She was active and loved being around people and making them smile.
She was always staying busy, wanting to volunteer and help others in need as well as lending a hand, Local fishing tournaments and an officer on her condo Association board.

She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and by all the those whose lives she touched through her kindness.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to the Animal Protection Society of Durham.

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


Wednesday, December 23, 2015
12:00 AM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church - Directions
300 Harper Ave.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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  • December 21, 2015
    Alice Matthews lit a candle:
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  • December 25, 2015
    Mary Anderson says:
    So enjoyed working with Nancy at Cape Fear Hospital. She was a lovely lady. Also enjoyed seeing her at Carolina Beach at various functions. God bless her family