Nancy Hopkins Crockford

March 31, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Nancy Hopkins Crockford, 81, of Charlotte, NC passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  She was born on August 22, 1939 in Greensboro, NC, daughter of the late Roe Marriott and Eudora Snell Hopkins.  Nancy graduated from Central High School in 1957 and Queens College in 1963 with a degree in Chemistry. 

Nancy was a member of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, where she was active with senior adults, Bible studies, and the UMW.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles, a variety of craft projects, cross-stitch, and old movies.  Nancy loved her Bridge Club and volunteering with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system when her sons, John and David were young.  Much of her volunteer time was focused on serving in the health room, and she was the treasurer of the Independence High School Band Booster Club.  One of her favorite pastimes was watching her sons play baseball. 

Nancy is survived by her husband, William; sons, John and his wife, Sarah of Rock Hill, SC and David and his wife, Kim of Snow Camp, NC; grandchildren Katie, Evan, and Landon.  She is also survived by her sister, June Nuttall of Mt. Pleasant, SC. 

A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church.  COVID protocols will be followed at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, 501 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte NC 28204.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Kathy Magnarini

    I watch her service online.. it was beautiful. I had only met her once, but we shared the same love and desire to honor our sanctuary by putting it in order ever week for God... I will think of her commitment to this service every time I show God this love too...

  • Ginny and Lee Drake

    I give you this, one thought to keep. I am with you still, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush. I am the swift uplifting rush of quite birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone: I AM WITH YOU STILL IN EACH NEW DAWN!

    We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will have y'all in our prayers.