Julia “Nancy” Gaskins. Photo provided by family

Ocracoke native Julia “Nancy” Gaskins, 67, died Thursday Sept. 6, 2018.

She was married to James Bradford Gaskins.

Born Feb. 25, 1951, Nancy was a lifelong resident of Ocracoke Island where she lived her life dedicated to caring for her family and friends.  She was a beloved wife and mother, a best friend and devoted daughter, a generous and loving Nana and a fun and cherished sister.  All who were blessed to know Nancy knew she was beautiful on the inside and out.  Her kind and warm spirit was always up for a good conversation and she never met a stranger.

In addition to her loving husband and soul mate of 47 years, Nancy is survived by her mother Lydia Spencer; daughter Wendy Fuller, wife of Ed Fuller; grandchildren Jamie Gaskins, Taylor, Mason and Landon Fuller; sisters Christine Spencer, Sara Warren, wife of Brian Warren, and Elaine Spencer; brother Jake Spencer; nieces Serina O’Neal, wife of Carl O’Neal, and Tanya Simons, wife of Brad Simons. Also, nephew Warren Wilkes; great-nieces Mackenzie O’Neal and Marina Simons; great-nephews Chandler O’Neal and Rett Simons; and Paula Gillikin, mother of her grandson Jamie. 

She was proceeded in death by her son James “Brad” Gaskins, Jr.; her father William “Bill” Spencer; and grandparents Milon and Nina Williams and Washie and Minnie Spencer.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends for fellowship a278 Lighthouse Rd. following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 189, Ocracoke, NC 27960, or the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 278, Ocracoke, NC 27960.


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