Nancy Butts Thompson's Journal
Written July 3, 2010 8:23pmFuneral arrangements for Nancy are being handled by Bernstein Funeral home. The service will be at 11:00am Wednesday, July 7 at Athens First United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation, but a reception will be held immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Burial will be in Griffin at Oak Hill Cemetary, Thursday at 11:00am for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Northeast Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Midway Recovery in Griffin, GA.
NE GA Fellowship of Christian Athletes
PO BOX 7723
Athens, GA 30604
119 South 10th Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Thank you for everything!
Written July 3, 2010 3:49pmNancy is with the Lord...she slipped away just a few minutes ago and since we know how many of you are waiting to hear, we thought we would let you know immediately.
As soon as we have funeral arrangements we will let you know...
Written July 2, 2010 10:30amNancy is still "fighting the fight." She has been very weak and mostly sleeps. She has been able to see her close friends and family and say good-bye.
She is in minimal pain. It only hurts when she has to move for the restroom. Last night at 2am, she requested to be moved from her chair to the bed. After moving her, she was in extreme pain and finally accepted pain medication. Since then she has been sleeping soundly.
The hospice nurse visited this morning. She said in her experience, it looks like she probably won't be here much longer, although she did add the disclaimer that she could be here another 2 weeks.
Her sister, Jean, arrived last night and Nancy really rallied. She was the most alert and strong that we have seen her in days. It was a terribly moving experience. About 17 of her family members surrounded her as she "held court." It was indescribable and something we won't ever forget. She even made us all laugh with her witty, dry humor.
Of course, we will keep you updated as things develop. Love to everyone who has made this journey bearable and even pleasant. Nancy was truly shocked to realize the impact she has had on so many through the years. These last months have been filled with wonderful moments and life lived to the fullest. We are grateful for every day we've had.