Mrs. Wheeler was born on April 21, 1928, in Hertford County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Brinkley Dilday.† She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, and was involved in various church organizations, including United Methodist Women.† Along with her late husband, Jesse S. Wheeler, Nancy was owner and operator of an agribusiness, Jesse Wheeler, Inc.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Patricia W. Boone and husband, Paul of Jackson, NC; her son, Billy Wheeler and his wife, Wendy of Lasker, NC; a sister, Mable Umphlette; and a brother, Howard Dilday, both of Murfreesboro, NC.† Also surviving are her grandchildren, Justin Boone, Laura Boone, Jessica Wheeler, Melissa Wheeler and Blake Wheeler and wife, Amanda.
Ms. Nancy was one of the most special people I have ever known. My prayers to Billy, Pat and their families.
I have many fond memories growing up within this large family. Your mother was a large part of my childhood memories that I shall always cherish. You all have my heartfelt sympathy. You shall remain in my thoughts and prayers. Georgellen