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Nancy Mae Kilby

Obituary Date: Monday, January 11, 2016

Nancy Mae Kilby of Clayton, GA passed peacefully surrounded by her loving children late Monday evening, January 11, 2016. 

She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Judy Patricia “Tracy” Wilson, her mother, Flora Bell Taylor Ramey, her father, Julian Collins, and her brothers and sister, William “Bill” Ramey, Mary Ramey Smith, Don Ramey, and Randy Collins. 

She is survived by her husband, Curtis Kilby, her daughter, Vickie Webb Majors (Frank Johnson), her son, Troy Webb (Cathy), her step son, Rodney Kilby (Wanda), step daughter, Karen Hooper (Fredrick), her grandson, Tony Majors, her granddaughter, April Majors Campbell (David) and their children, Peyton and Jaxon, her grandson, Christopher Webb (Kerri) and their children, Kailey, Kendra, and Gavin, her step grandchildren, Summer Kilby Justus (David) and son, Peyton Ashe, Cassandra “Cassie” Kilby (Chris Henderson),Kirk Kilby, and Darren Hooper (Leah). 

She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Buddy, Edith “Sister”, Everett, and Lillian Collins along with many precious nieces, nephews, and cousins.   

Nancy lived her life loving her family, her church, her friends, her pets, and her flowers.  As an avid animal lover, she did not turn away a single stray.  If it found its way to her door, it found food, love, and affection.   The same for her family and friends.   The most important gift she had to offer, she gave with abundance, and that was her love and compassion.   

She loved her work.  She was a beautician and met most of her lifelong friends through her work.  As a matter of fact, she was dressing hair up to the last week before her illness.  She loved it. 

She could grow just about anything.  She could take sprouts from any plant and create another garden or pot of flowers.  She was quite the green thumb.   If you visited her and happened to make it to the back porch, you would see the most amazing flurry of hummingbirds you’ve probably ever seen.  Hundreds would swarm the area for her sweet home made nectar hung all about the porch. 

She also had rare Red Crossbills that came around.  The University of Georgia came to photograph the spectacular bird and write an article about it.  She was rightfully proud of that. 

Nancy loved her music.  She sang and played the piano at church and at home.  She even taught her most favorite pet ever, Bubba, to paw the piano and sing from her lap!   Bubba even won a pet talent contest dressed in a tuxedo that good friend Suzy Smith made for the special occasion. 

She loved her church where she worshiped her Savior, Jesus Christ, along with friends and family.   She often spoke of and shared with others, the love of the Lord and His eagerness to forgive, heal, save, and reconcile whatever needed to be.  That is where she learned so much of what being a true Christian is all about.  From the Word, Jesus taught her and all of us that the greatest gift in life is to love.  And that she did. 

Yes, Nancy was blessed to be surrounded with all God’s creatures.  She loved us all and we loved her.   A life well lived.  Even amongst life’s struggles, she prospered in the most important gift life has to offer…Love. 

May you rest in peace, Nancy Mae.  You were indeed loved by all. 

The family will receive friends at Beck Funeral Home from 6 PM to 8 PM, Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, January 15, 2016 at Persimmon Church of God with Rev. Teddy King and Rev. Glenville Nichols officiating.  Burial will follow in Rabun Memory Park Cemetery. 

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at

Funeral Date
01/14/2016 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Beck Funeral Home
898 Hwy 441 South , Clayton 30525