Nannie Cloud Prance
Sept. 2, 1932-Jan. 1, 2021
Nan Prance passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, about 11 p.m., with daughters Terry Rainey Camper (husband Jack), and Donna Prance Womack at her bedside. Her son, Gene Prance, had visited with her earlier by video, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, had to be separated. She leaves five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Heather Moseley (husband Jim, sons Olin, Andrew), Joe Rainey (wife Jen), Dustin Womack, Candice Willis (husband Lane, daughters Jayden, Carsyn) and Kayce Brown (husband Matt, son Purser). She leaves friends everywhere from North Alabama to South Alabama, including Section, Scottsboro, Leeds, Odenville, Branchville, Foley, Clanton, and Fairhope.
Nan was a member of Ashville Road Church of Christ.
Nannie Bennie Lee Cloud was born in Stevenson, Alabama on Sept. 2, 1932 to Edna Lee Grider Cloud and Benjamin Franklin Cloud, Jr. She married Jewell Amos Stover in 1948, and they had one child, Teresa Nannette, but he was tragically killed in an automobile accident in the Rainesville area in January 1955. In 1957, she married Gerald E. (Jerry) Prance, and they had two children, G. Eugene (Gene) Prance, and Donna E. Prance (Womack). Jerry passed in 1999. Later in life, Nan spent many happy years with Bill Berry in Foley, Alabama. Bill passed in 2011.
Nan (“Sis”) leaves one living sibling, Alice Mae Britt (husband Willis) of Clanton.
She was predeceased by her parents, “Ben” and “Edna” as well as an older brother, William Richard Cloud, and her younger sister, Bethel Ann Cloud Harper.
Nan spent her career as an excellent seamstress, making clothing for herself and her family, as well as custom bridesmaids dresses. She loved fabrics, and worked in that department at area Walmarts, sold machines for Singer in Irondale and made clown dolls for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting.
She always had a garden and shared her bounty with everyone. She loved a good thrift or junk store and had a good eye for the most interesting and unique finds. She loved to go on road trips, visit family and see new places. She made the best chunky oatmeal cookies and really good biscuits.
Nan had been living at the Ashville Health Care Inc. care facility since March 2020, where it was
hoped she could see more old friends and family, but COVID-19 restrictions were enacted almost immediately after she arrived. However, the nurses and CNA’s all loved her and treated her with utmost care, for which we are thankful.
A memorial service will be held in the spring, where it is hoped we can celebrate her life sharing happy memories.
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