Nancy Knox Henderson died at her daughter’s home on January 1, 2015 surrounded by many who loved her. She was born January 7, 1931 in Clover, SC and was preceded in death by her parents James Matthew (Mack) Knox & Corrine Beamguard Knox - both of Clover, SC. She is survived by her sister Rose Knox Vedder of Ormond Beach, FL; daughter Maxine Miller (Bill) of Stone Mountain, GA; son Tim Henderson (Diane) of Dacula, GA; granddaughter Joy Miller of Chicago IL; grandsons Patrick Miller of Seattle, WA, Tommy and Tyler Henderson of Dacula, GA; niece Nancy Brown; nephews Johnny, Matthew, David and Richard Vedder. Nancy graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1953 and spent decades of her career educating 1st grade children at Bethesda Elementary School in Lawrenceville, GA. Late in life, Nancy spent several years living on Bainbridge Island, WA and adoring her friends at the Wyatt House Retirement home there. Nancy loved drawing, gardening, birding, sewing, collecting coins & stamps, all puzzles, playing cards, excursions, travel and adventures. She possessed an ability to see past the trees and into the forest. Nancy delighted in her children, grand children and all things beautiful. She was an artist and will be missed. There will be a memorial service held in honor and appreciation of Nancy on Saturday, January 10 at 1PM at Wages & Sons Funeral Home at 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30086 (770-469-9811). The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A subsequent graveside service will take place on Monday, January 12 at 1 pm Woodside Cemetery in Clover, SC.

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  1. I am grateful we had time to get to know with Nancy out here on Bainbridge Island. I appreciate the dinners we shared with her, and the time we went to the theater together. She was full of light and smiles, with an inquisitive mind, and always a pleasure to be with. She will be missed by many. We send our love.
    -Suzanne and Ken

  2. I met Nancy in August of 1967 when my only child, Christy, began first grade at Bethesda Elementary School. She was Christy’s first year teacher. Christy and I both came to love her right away. She was an excellent teacher–And that beautiful, warm smile that came from a beautiful, warm heart. How could you not love Nancy? I was not a teacher, but a media clerk, but Nancy and I shared a love of children, of knowledge, and hard work. We also shared a sense of humor which bonded us in a real special, friendship. Nancy will always have a special place in my heart.
    Shirley Thompson

  3. It was my privilege to meet Ms. Henderson (Call me Nancy, she said) and to share in a family gathering in the home of her daughter, Maxine, and son through marriage, Bill. It was an inspiration to see her radiant beauty, wit, and old-fashioned Southern charm and grace. It was especially heart-warming to see her love and delight for her family and theirs for her. This family scene seemed a picture of a life well-lived and of an Elder rightly honored. Enjoyment of Ms. Henderson in that one gathering came as no surprise. In my friendship with her devoted daughter, Maxine, I have seen the same fine qualities and depth of heart and soul. I am grateful to have even briefly known Ms. Henderson and for the legacy she leaves in the hearts of those who love and respect her. My heart joins with those loved ones who feel the loss of her familiar presence and who will, in proper time, celebrate her as an honored Ancestor, whose bright spirit and soul shine on in their own lives.

  4. I taught with Nancy from 1973 to 1985. I enjoyed Nancy’s sense of humor and her love of children. She had such patience with those little first graders. I always enjoyed teaching those little ones who came to me after a year with Nancy. I know her family will miss her as well as her friends.

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