Nancy K. Green, born April 1, 1956, peacefully passed away May 15, in the home she loved, surrounded by family and friends.
She is survived by her brother, John A. Green, sister-in-law, Paula Green, nieces and nephews, Michelle Green, Wendy Wylie, John Michael Green, Jason Green and Shon Smith and aunts Carolyn Green, Teresa Green, Jean Green, Wretha Green and Patsy Davis as well as numerous cousins and caring friends.
Nancy spent 34 years as a high school English teacher, dedicating the better part of her life to the enrichment of our youth not only as an educator, but as a mentor and friend, touching young lives so profoundly, that the effects of her efforts will be felt for generations. She gave of herself tirelessly, offering wisdom and insight to any who asked, relentlessly pushing all who knew her to live a life less ordinary.
She cherished traveling with friends. She loved road trips as well as driving the backroads of East Texas, and had a talent for finding adventure in everyday places. To those lucky enough to join her on one of those trips, whether across the country or across the county, she offered a fresh and beautiful perspective on life, love, and the world we live in.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Ruth Green, and her father, Hubert W. Green as well as uncles, Wesley D. Green, N. Lewis Green, Freddie M. Green, Eddie M. Green, and Clayton Davis.
Family and friends will gather at Welch Funeral Home for a personalized Garden Court visitation on the evening of Friday, May 18th, 2018, between the hours of 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock. A Life Celebration service will be held the morning of Saturday, May 19th at 10 o'clock where Bro. Craig Evers will officiate.
Nancy has asked that her cremated remains be scattered near the West Elk Wilderness in Colorado, where she spent summers with her family as a child, and one adventurous summer, as an adult, living life as did Thoreau, "near the bone where it is sweetest."