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Nancy Jean (Murray) Palmer

February 22, 1960 — April 16, 2024

Providence, KY

Nancy Jean (Murray) Palmer

Nancy Jean (Murray) Palmer of Providence, KY passed away Tuesday, April 16th, in Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born on February 22nd, 1960 in Detroit, MI to Robert and Barbara Murray.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Chip Palmer, to whom she was married for 43 years. Nancy had three children: Tracy (Matt) Hudson of Louisville, Kentucky, Bob (Allyson) Palmer of Providence, Kentucky, and Kristen (Zane) Copeland of Miami, Oklahoma.
 
Nancy also had 9 grandchildren and is probably bragging about them to folks in glory
right now: Dawson, Kendall, Kylie, Sophia, Eli, Aliyah, Keith, William, and Max.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Robert, and her sister, Robin. She is survived by her mother, Barbara, who lives in Providence, KY and her little brother Bob, who is married to Tabitha and lives in Spring Hill, TN. Nancy had two very special in-laws, James and Rachel Palmer, who live in Dixon, KY and also led a special group of “outlaws,” who joined the Palmer family by marriage. She had numerous nieces and nephews, who affectionately called her 'Aunt Nancy' and loved her dearly.

To know Nancy was to love her. Her personality was much bigger than her and she filled whatever room she entered. She never met a stranger and left a trail of friends and close acquaintances wherever she went. At her heart, Nancy was a servant. She was the daughter of a minister and married a minister who was also a soldier. She worked a variety of jobs, many of which centered around serving others, and she also volunteered her time to a number of civic groups and church committees. It's not a cliche to say that Nancy's service work and service vocations created a list that was far too long to list here.

Nancy's legacy is her family. She built a lasting marriage with Chip and God blessed her with children and grandchildren who still struggle to express their love and admiration for her. Nancy was not shy when it came to talking about her family. She loved showing photos, telling stories, and even engaging strangers at the Dollar Store about her pride and joy. Even in her final days, she was planning future events and looking forward to celebrations and gatherings with her loved ones.

Most importantly, Nancy was a Godly woman of deep faith. Her steady lifelong faithfulness to Christ left an impression on more people than any of us will ever know. She did her best to live and love like Jesus, and that commitment continues to bring blessings to those that knew her.

Nancy's family invites you to join us in celebrating her life on Saturday April 20th, 2024 at 11am at Providence Church of Christ 2500 Liberty Road Providence, KY 42450. Ministers Bob Palmer and Zane Copeland will officiate, anyone is welcome to come by. Visitation will be on Friday April 19th, 2024 from 4pm-8pm at the church and from 10am until service time on Saturday at the church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon, KY is handling the arrangements. Private burial will take place Monday morning at the KY Veteran’s Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY. You may be reading this and were not blessed enough to know her in life, but even so, her family wants you to know you are invited to come celebrate her too! Nancy never met a stranger and there would be no more fitting tribute to her than to meet new people as we tell her goodbye. Pallbearers will be Bob Murray, Tim Palmer, John David Palmer, Greg Hobgood, Mike Asbell, Matt Hudson, Dawson Hudson, Eli Palmer, Keith Bolen, William Copeland and Max Hudson.

For those who feel so inclined, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to West Kentucky Youth Camp in her honor. WKYC was a very special place to Nancy and she has left a part of her heart there. Those donations can be mailed to: WKYC, 301 Youth Camp Road, Marion, KY, 42064. Online condolences can be made at www.townsendfuneralhomeinc.com.




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Visitation

Friday, April 19, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Providence Church of Christ

2500 Liberty Road, Providence, KY 42450

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Providence Church of Christ

2500 Liberty Road, Providence, KY 42450

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