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Nancy Marie Hydrick
February 2, 1933 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Nancy Marie Hydrick, a beacon of joy and love, passed away peacefully at her home in Huntsville, Alabama, on January 1, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on February 2, 1933, in Alabama, Nancy's life was a testament to the power of kindness and the warmth of a caring heart.
Nancy was the cherished daughter of the late Clarence D. Tucker and Lydia Black Tucker. She grew up alongside her four sisters in a home filled with laughter and love. Nancy's journey through life was shared with her beloved husband, James Edward Hydrick, who preceded her in death, as did her parents, her sisters, and her adored grandson, Brandon Hydrick.
Her legacy continues through her loving children, Phillip (Donna) Hydrick, Kay Clark, and Jan (Lynn) Chambers. She was a pillar of strength and compassion for her brothers, Hayden, Jimmy, and Tommy (Rhonda) Tucker. Nancy was the proud grandmother to Amber (Matt) Jackson, Melissa (Eddy) Wilks, Jessica Hydrick, Leah Goby-Clark, Ryan Hydrick, and Lydia (Trever) Compton, and the great-grandmother to J.D. Wilks, Haleigh Mae Wilks, Addison Jackson, Oliver James Compton, and Callen Compton. Each of them carries a piece of her enduring spirit and grace.
Nancy's professional life was marked by her meticulous work as a quality engineer with SCI, where her dedication and precision earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues. Her commitment to excellence was evident in every task she undertook, and her contributions to the field left a lasting impact.
Beyond her professional achievements, Nancy's heart belonged to the simple pleasures of life. She was an enthusiastic teacher of square dancing and line dancing, often found gliding across the dance floor with her husband by her side. The couple's shared passion for dancing was a beautiful symbol of their lifelong partnership. Nancy also found solace in the great outdoors, embracing the joy of camping and the tranquility of nature.
A talented seamstress, Nancy lovingly crafted clothing for her children as they grew, and for the square dancing competitions that were an integral part of her life. Her culinary skills were equally appreciated, as she delighted in cooking for her family and friends, infusing each dish with her signature touch of care.
Nancy was an avid reader, her hunger for knowledge and stories insatiable. She meticulously kept a list of all the books she read, a collection that spoke volumes of her curiosity and love for the written word.
Those who knew Nancy will remember her as a loving and thoughtful soul, whose generosity knew no bounds. She approached life with an open heart and a gentle smile, always ready to offer a kind word or a helping hand. Her presence was a comfort, her laughter a melody that echoed through the lives of all she touched.
As we bid farewell to Nancy Marie Hydrick, we celebrate a life beautifully lived and a legacy that will continue to inspire. She was a woman of grace, a nurturing force, and a light that will never dim in the hearts of those who loved her. Nancy's memory will be cherished and honored, as we hold her close in our thoughts and in the stories we share with generations to come.
Nancy's life was a dance of love, a symphony of caring, and a journey of joy. We take solace in knowing that her dance continues in a place of peace and eternal love. Goodbye to our beloved Nancy, until we meet again on that grand dance floor in the sky.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 12:00 Noon at Hampton Cove Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jasson Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Hampton Cove Memorial Gardens.