OBITUARY: Nancy Lee Batey Teitloff McGill

Nancy Lee Batey Teitloff McGill

A celebration of life will be held at the White Bluff Church of Christ, Hwy 70 East, White Bluff, Tennessee at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 8, 2021. Place of rest will be in the Dickson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the White Bluff Church of Christ on Friday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. The family requests that attendees wear a mask.

‘’Miss Nancy” aged 89, of White Bluff, Tennessee, joined her parents, siblings, husband, and friends in heaven on October 6, 2021, after a brief stay in Horizon Medical Center. Her faith in Jesus Christ led her soul on the journey throughout life, with those who have gone before her, holding her hand along the way.

She was the eighth child out of ten, born to Lorena Sensing Batey and John Herman Batey, of Charlotte, TN. As a child of the depression, born April 25, 1932, her life on a rural tobacco farm was not easy. She excelled at school while working in her family’s tobacco field. Her mother, the family’s beloved “Granny”, walked Nancy and her siblings over the creek and down the dirt road every Sunday, to Mt. Olive Church of Christ.

Nancy had a successful and rewarding career at BellSouth Telecommunications in several Tennessee (Nashville and Oak Ridge) cites. When she retired after 37 years, she was a Manager in the Marketing Department. Her hard work, loyalty, intellect, and spotless character set the path for her increasing responsibilities which began as an Operator in downtown Nashville. Moving up the promotion ladder from an Operator to a Manager was quite an accomplishment for a woman and for a woman without a college degree.

Nancy was a lifelong and dedicated member of the Church of Christ. For the past 35 years, she has worshipped with the White Bluff Church of Christ. She was an evangelist to everyone she met. She was quick to invite you to her church, or to just have lunch, so she could voice her love of Jesus Christ. Nancy was the true definition of what it means to be “Christ Like”.

After God, Nancy’s great love was for her family.

Throughout the years, Nancy could often be found at her son’s restaurant, Carl’s Perfect Pig. She loved it there and everyone always loved her. She was always proud of the restaurant, and she found great joy in helping out. Whether she was answering phones, waiting tables, or running the cash register, she never met a stranger.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lorena Sensing Batey; her father John Batey; and all nine of her siblings; Sisters, Lillie Mae Sherrer, Ruby Wall, Gladys Rinaldo; Brothers, James Batey, George Batey, Raymond Batey, Elmer Batey, Robert Batey, and Buford Batey. She is also preceded by her husband, Ralph McGill; and the father of her children, and first husband, L C Teitloff.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Sandra Teitloff Friedlander (Michael) of Roanoke, Virginia; and her son, Lyle Carl Teitloff (Kristi Livengood) of White Bluff, Tennessee; and her bonus daughter, Beth McGill Cox (Jim) of Knoxville, Tennessee. Five granddaughters blessed her life- Laura Cathleen Herndon (Zach Neill), Sarah Herndon Sanborn (Steve), Candice Teitloff McIllwain (Trae), Courtney Cox, and Kelly Cox Collins (John). Nancy leaves a lasting legacy with her seven great-grandchildren, David Yates Neill, Ford Killian Neill, William Herndon Sanborn, Charles Blair Sanborn, Cydnei LC Cole Morgan, Ava June McIllwain, and Caroline Marie McIllwain. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews from the Batey and Teitloff families, as well as, countless dear friends, and her church family.

She will be greatly missed for her generosity, thoughtfulness, kindness, acceptance, friendliness, delicious cooking, and her “goodie” bags she always had ready.

In lieu of flowers, Nancy has requested that memorials be made to The Church of Christ Disaster Relief Fund or to the White Bluff Church of Christ, funds will be directed to the youth programs.

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