Nancy Ann Millsaps

Nancy Ann Millsaps, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, June 13, 2016 at her home in Waco, Texas.

Memorial Service: A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00AM at Church of the Open Door, 900 TX-Loop 340, Waco, with Pastor Ronnie Holmes officiating.

Nancy was born November 29, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Serber and Gertrude Hendren. She married Rev. James Watson (Jim) Millsaps on June 1, 1955 and graduated from the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis the same year.

Nancy is survived by her husband, James, her daughter Rev. Linda (Rev. Bruce) Dailey of Appleton, Wisconsin, and two sons, Rev. Robert (Jureen) Millsaps of Houston, and Rev. David (Kandra) Millsaps, missionaries to the Baltics, currently residing in Minnesota. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren: Dustin (Amy) Millsaps, Alisha (Aaron) Watterson, Derek (Irma) Millsaps, Cherie (Anthony) Tringali, Eliza (Rev. Brent) Silkey, Stefanija (Jeremy) Collier, and D.J. (Christiana) Millsaps, and eleven great-grandchildren, Samantha Millsaps, Maddie Watterson, Trevor Boyll, Olivia Watterson, Evelyn Tringali, Tyler Boyll, Nicholas Blodgett, Nora Watterson, Melanie Tringali, Belle Silkey and Clara Silkey, as well as a sister Cheryl (Len) Ackland, a brother Paul (Pat) Hendren, sister-in-law Lucille Dewlen, a cousin and many other beloved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister Ona Lee (Orville) Gifford, and a nephew Curtis Gifford, all of DeKalb, Illinois.

Nancy’s interests included, scrapbooking, sewing, cooking, and entertaining family and friends. She was a pastor’s wife for most of her adult life and positively affected many people’s lives. She was a member of Church of the Open Door in Waco.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated. Donations can be mailed in care of Fountain of Life Christian Center, 2300 Barker Oaks Dr., Houston, Texas, 77077. Checks can be made payable to James Millsaps.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Church of the Open Door , 900 N. Loop 340; Waco, TX 76705

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Condolence Messages

  1. My sympathies to all your family in the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. It is so hard to say goodbye to someone you love yet you can have peace knowing that she’s with The Lord.

    Praying for all during this difficult time. Sweet memories will help you through and she will never be forgotten.

    As my brother Rev. Jonathan Hendren said “Our loss and Heavens gain.”

    Bless you,
    Beth (niece and cousin)

  2. Rev. Jonathan Hendren

    Jim and family, we grieve and suffer at our loss but it is truly heaven’s gain! Death has been swallowed up in victory! Death has also lost its sting! We, in Christ, have peace and a hope to once again be reunited with those in Christ! The Hendrens in Utah are praying for comfort for you and your family!

  3. Tim & Carmalita Hendren

    Aunt Nancy is finally home! For we are not of this world, though we are in it. And our hearts and lives are filled with voids and restlessness, from where those we loved are now gone. We have peace from God, trusting His words are true, and that some day we will be reunited with our loved ones, and even greater, in the presence of Christ forever! In this place, ALL voids will be satisfied!
    God’s peace to the rest of the family, especially Uncle Jim and all of Aunt Nancy’s children, and their children, and Aunt Cheryl, and you, Dad (Paul). We’re praying for you in this time of loss!

  4. Ken and Pat Williams

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was one special lady and we have such fond memories of your pastorate in Ottumwa at First Assembly. Give our best to all the family.
    Ken and Pat Williams

  5. Williams Family

    Condolences to the Millsaps family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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