June 5, 1927 - June 8, 2019
Big Stone Gap, Virginia Nadine Mildred Tankersley “Nanny” 92, passed into her saviors’ arms on Saturday (June 8, 2019) at Lonesome Pine Hospital. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and Nanny. Her legacy will live on through the love that she shared. Her love will serve as a guiding light, leading generations onward. She never met a stranger. She was preceded in death by her parents, General and Leona Bush, her husband Howard Eugene Tankersley, her children; James Whitehead, Shirley Whitehead, and Bob Whitehead. Thirteen brothers and sisters. Special companion D.R. Raymer. She is survived by; Companion Larry Vaughn of the home, children; Hubert C. Whitehead (Barbara) of Burnsville N.C. Debby Riggs (Tim) of Gate City VA, Wendy Duncan (Tim) of Burnsville N.C. two stepchildren, Ralph Tankersley (Pat) of Kentucky, and Pauline Davis of Indiana; grandchildren; Ronnie Whitehead, Jamie Whitehead, Rebecca Dracup, Hubert Whitehead Jr. Courtney Farmer, Kelli Elliott, Casey Duncan, Jessica Duncan, great grandchildren; Megan , Nicole, J.M., Dakota, Caleb, Brooke. Bridgette, Eden, Callan, Cameron, great- great grandchildren; Cora, and Axel, other special relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday (June 11) from 11 a.m. until noon, at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, VA for the visitation. The funeral service will be conducted following, in the funeral home’s chapel with Rev. Garrett Lee officiating. Words of endearment will be spoken by, Grandson Hubert Whitehead Jr., music will be provided by Granddaughter Jessica Duncan. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Lonesome Pine Hospital, M.S. A. Hospice and Palliative caregivers; Julia, Selena, & Sonja. Caregivers Lou Sizemore, and Peggy Lambert. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you make a donation honoring “Nannys” legacy to the M.S.A. hospice charity fund P.O. Box 3699. Wise, VA 24293 You may go online to view the obituary, sign the guest registry, or leave the family a condolence at www.holdingfuneralhome.com Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Nadine “Nanny Tankersley”
Big Stone Gap, Virginia Nadine Mildred Tankersley “Nanny” 92, passed into her saviors’ arms on Saturday (June 8, 2019) at Lonesome Pine Hospital. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and Nanny. Her legacy will live on through... View Obituary & Service Information
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