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Nancy Jean Grant

Celebration Of Life Service: 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2023

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Visitation: Following the Service

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, Nancy Jean Grant passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2023. She battled Parkinson’s Disease for many years but in the end she wanted no part of a long-drawn-out end to her fabulous life. She had a massive stroke and died peacefully surrounded by those that loved her.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mabel Gloor and brother, Ray Gloor. She is survived by her husband, George Grant; her siblings, Eileen (Warren) Brey and William (Cathy) Gloor; her children, Adrienne (Brad) Hartgerink, Dianna (John) Screen, and Jordan (Ilham) Grant, and grandchildren, Megan (Beckett) Lee, Jake Screen, Skylar and Brett Hartgerink and Sophia, Alex, and Giada Grant, as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

“The Queen” as she was fondly nicknamed, began her nursing journey in 1966 when she graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.  Her first job was a staff nurse at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy. She worked at University Hospital for 2 years in Cleveland, OH and as a Nursing Supervisor at a nursing home in Richmond. Many were impacted by her time at Riverside Regional Medical Center where she worked for 28 years; 26 of them as Nurse Manager on the Oncology unit. Nancy joined Sentara in 2006 as the primary Charge Nurse and worked there until her retirement in 2014. She held her Oncology nursing certification for 24 years and was an active member of the local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society for more than 20 years, including board positions for the local chapter. Her partnership with Virginia Oncology Associates physicians throughout the years enhanced patient care and resulted in lifelong friendships. With 48 years in the field, you can only imagine the number of patients she cared for and the difference she had made; not only in the lives of her patients but also her colleagues.  Her words of encouragement, her work ethic, her ability to teach a lesson without saying much, her wisdom, her old tricks of the trade, and her ability to make an impossible hectic day run smoothly, left a standing imprint on countless nurses.

Although nursing was a big part of her life, she had so many interests outside of her career.  Prior to a reduction in balance and mobility due to her Parkinson’s, Nancy was an avid tennis player and you could find her on the courts in her spare time. Nancy and George were competitive mixed doubles partners for many years. She shared this love with her family, teaching both her children and grandchildren how to play. Nancy loved sunning herself while reading a good book at both the pool and the beach, but especially at her beloved Hilton Head. She loved Neil Diamond, John Denver, Garth Brooks, and Betty Bunny’s Birthday Day. She enjoyed making cookies with her grandkids, playing bridge with the same ladies for decades, watching sports and all holidays. Most of all, she loved her family. She touched so many lives and her love will shine on through all who knew her.  The void that is left with us is immeasurable, but Heaven is a better place because she is playing tennis with the angels.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Weymouth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.   In lieu of flowers, Nancy would have loved donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at https://www.michaeljfox.org/. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#14 Teresa Dale 2023-03-16 01:58
I was very sad to read about Nancy but I know that the good she performed on earth will always be remembered by her patients, her nursing colleagues, physicians and most of all her family. I enjoyed working with her for many years and as I’m writing this I can still see her big smile and hear her offering her help to whoever may need it. Your legacy will leave on through your mentorship of so many nurses. Heaven has gained a true Angel.
#13 Diane Deutsch 2023-03-14 20:59
I will miss you my friend! I will cherish the traveling together to conferences, gathering for many margaritas, and sharing so many laughs!! You will always be in my heart.
#12 Adrienne Hartgerink 2023-03-13 01:28
Words cannot express how much everyone's cards, texts, visits, donations, hugs, phone calls, and attendance at the memorial meant to us all. We loved her with all our hearts and we know so many of you did also. Thank you all so much.
#11 Phil Perry 2023-03-10 16:38
Her Hilton Head Island Club friends will miss her and her chocolate covered nuts. May many great memoreis comfort all.
#10 Friend 2023-03-05 18:11
Love working with her great mentor friend the best manager I ever had our lost heaven gains
#9 Shirley White 2023-03-04 20:09
I was blessed to work with the Best Manager all the years she was on 5 West. She loved nursing and we all benefited from her spirit of excellence, care,compassion and comfort to our patients and their families. She was always available to help her staff,she respected us all regardless of our position and most of all she treated us like family! I'm thankful for her influence on my nursing career. I will cherish very fond memories.
#8 Terri Stevens 2023-03-03 05:07
Deepest sympathy to the family of Nancy G as a I call her. I had the privilege of working with her on 5 West for 24 years. Because of her mentorship, leadership and total accessibility I was able to endure some grueling days. She not only talked the talk but she walked the walk. Her kindness and support made all things bearable. She was the Glue that held that unit together and we all were like family because of her. I have yet to work under any manager that can match the kind of work ethic she had. She will definitely be missed by all who knew her or worked with her. RIP
Nancy G. And fly with the Angels because you’re certainly one of them!
#7 Susan and Tony Perry 2023-03-02 20:01
So sorry to hear the news, but thankful for her life.
#6 Marge Glider Dennis 2023-03-02 17:12
We are so sorry to hear about Nancy. She and I spent many fun hours on the tennis court at Hilton Head. We drove over to see her and George a year ago when we were in Williamsburg. I have a great picture of the 4 of us at dinner. Thank you so much for letting us know.
#5 Guest 2023-03-02 13:52
My deepest sympathies George. Nancy was always a special friend since Sage days, and I’m so glad we kept in touch for the last almost 60 years. May you be comforted by special memories!

Linda Nelson Pettit
#4 Bud Hurst 2023-03-02 02:52
My sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to George and your family.

After reading Nancy's obituary, one can certainly attest that she lived a full life and touched many lives in such a positive way.
#3 MS LUCY TAYLOR 2023-03-02 02:00
Remember Nancy on the halls of Riverside as I worked with our patients on Oncology. Years later I was honored to be asked to join her and Carol on the Tennis courts at Riverside. Many fond memories. May peace be with the family and friends as Nancy flies on to a pain free life.
#2 Linda Johnson RN 2023-03-02 01:39
My buddy and co worker for so many years at Riverside! My partner in crime also. Nancy truly embraced the spirit of the laws and regulations in healthcare always serving her staff, patients, and colleagues first and foremost. She was an icon and model of professionalism at Riverside and Sentara. The world will not be the same without Nancy Grant! God bless your memory. You were loved and respected by so many. God bless your family that you loved and were proud of beyond words. Sweet peace and eternal rest my dear friend.
#1 Jeanne Shea 2023-03-01 21:41
I love you,Nancy and oh,how I’ll miss our phone chats! God is with you, my dear Nancy! Pray for me! Peace forever, how wonderful dear friend!!

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