Emma Nell Nance, 82, passed away October 23, 2014 in Groesbeck, Texas. Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield, Texas. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Emma was born September 17, 1932 in Slaton, Texas to Rash Channing and Nellie Maude Means Burnett, one of 15 children. She married the love of her life, Charlie Nance, on September 13, 1947 in Hockley, Texas; to this union, they were blessed with five children. Emma devoted her life to her husband and raising their children. She cherished her family and enjoyed nothing more than spending as much time as possible with them. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed quilting and sewing (made most of her daughters' clothes when they were growing up). She will be greatly missed by her family, but remembered as the most awesome and loving mother and grandmother ever. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie Nance; daughter, Cathie Nance; six sisters; and eight brothers. Emma is survived by four children, Eddie Nance of Mexia, Tina Richardson and husband, Tony of Groesbeck, Kim Chaney and husband, John of Santa Fe, TX and Michael Nance and wife, B.J. of Mexia; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy Wayne Griffith, Justin Nance, Natasha Richardson, Amber Richardson, Lewis Richardson, Toni Cooper, David Sweat, Christopher Sweat, Jay Chaney, Justin Chaney, Marcus Berry and Kelly Lopez; a number of great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wayne Griffith, Justin Nance, David Sweat, Christopher Sweat, Marcus Berry, Martin Lopez and Tony Garcia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluebonnet Health Services.
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home