Nancy Ann Wigginton Byrd, 71, entered the gates of heaven on Monday, March 18, 2013. Nancy lived her entire life in Itawamba County and impacted many throughout her life’s journey. She was the definition of a humble servant, always thinking of others and never herself. Countless students were fortunate to call her teacher throughout her 35 year teaching career in Fulton. She not only taught in the classroom, but in everyday life. Those who knew her best and loved her most knew that Nancy’s life was an example to be followed. Whether at school, at church or at home, Nancy’s life was filled with love, compassion and discipline. She loved her Lord, her family and her church and always put others before herself. Even in her final days she continued to reach out to others and to express concern for them instead of her own circumstances. She blessed whoever was fortunate enough to know her.
Nancy was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Maggie Wigginton, her brother Billy Wigginton and her beloved grandson Sam Clayton Kelly who we are certain was anxiously awaiting her arrival. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Douglas Weir Byrd; son Doug Byrd (Fulton); daughter Kim Kelly (Sam) from Madison; four precious granddaughters, Maggie Kate Kelly, Jordan Lea Byrd, Allie Byrd and Anna Claire Kelly; brothers and sister, Bob Wigginton (Barbara), Sue Bates, Ralph Wigginton (Elaine) and Johnny Wigginton (Candie); and many nieces and nephews.
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