Nancy Lynn Gatlin, 73, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away on June 13, 2019, at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 PM Saturday June 15 at Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at a later date. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care(662)539-7000 Nancy was born in New Albany, MS on February 2, 1946. She was a 1964 graduate of Myrtle High School where she served as Valedictorian. She continued her education and received a bachelor's degree from The University of Mississippi , a master's degree in Library Science from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Southern College of Optometry. Nancy worked as the Director of Library Services for Southern College of Optometry for 39 years. She enjoyed traveling and fishing. Known as an excellent cook, Nancy will be remembered for her admiration of Julia Childs. Nancy is survived by her loving wife of 29 years, Kelly Johnson, of Olive Branch; her nephew, Curtis (Lauren) Huffstatler of Oxford, a host of long-time friends and her loyal Welsh Terrior, "Jesse James". Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Edna VanDevender Gatlin and her sister, Rosemary Gatlin Huffstatler. The family request that memorials be directed to Old Oak Grove Church in Myrtle, MS or the Ollive Branch Fire Department. The family of Nancy wishes to thank Comfort Keepers and Jamie Chapman of Molly's La Casita. The staff of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care invites you to share memories with Nancy's family at www.nafuneralsandcremations.comm(662) 539-7000
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