Nannette Upchurch Todd

June 3, 1936 - July 12, 2021

06/03/1936 - 07/12/2021

Past Services

Thursday July 15, 2021
10:00 am
Sunnyside Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Nannette Upchurch Todd, age 85, of Scotland Neck, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021 at her home in Scotland Neck.

She was born on June 3, 1936 to Cary and Lillian Upchurch in Halifax County, NC.  Nannette attended and graduated from East Carolina Teacher’s College in Greenville. She was married to Gene Todd and they enjoyed sixty-two years of marriage. Nannette worked as bookkeeper for several businesses in Scotland Neck, retiring from Scotfield Country Club. She was a faithful member of Scotland Neck United Methodist Church and was very active in the UMW.  A kind and loving lady, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Nannette was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Flowers Jones; her father Cary Upchurch; her stepfather, E.R. Jones; her husband, Gene Worth Todd, Sr.; her daughter, Karen Todd Johnson; and her brother, Cary “Buck” Upchurch.

Nannette is survived by her son, Worth Todd and wife Nell of New Bern; her sister, Cheryl Casper and husband Horace of Scotland Neck; her brother, Gregory R. Jones and wife Brenda of Scotland Neck; her sister-in-law, Joanne Upchurch of Walterboro, SC; her son-in-law, Bill Johnson of Morehead City; her granddaughter, Katie Johnson of Morehead City; her grandsons, Will Johnson of Morehead City, Tripp Todd and wife Keatha of New Bern, Bennett Todd and wife Sara of Wilmington, and Davis Todd and wife Paige of Wilmington; and her great-granddaughters, Zoey Green, Rylee Todd, and Rowan Jewel Todd.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Josephine, Joanne, Vetta, the neighbors, their church family, and friends for the care they provided to Nannette during her illness.  A special thanks is also given to the staff of AceraCare Hospice in Washington.

A celebration of life graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Dusty Sprouse officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, 110 West 9th Street, Scotland Neck, NC  27874 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Todd family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Sue Stroud Davis
2 years ago

Dear Worth and families,
I am so very sorry to hear about Nanette. There never was a finer lady than she was. She and Mr. Gene Todd were the perfect couple in smiles and friendship. I pray God will hold you all close and comfort you and give you the strength you need now. Hold on the all the great memories and she will be with you always.
God Bless,
Sue Stroud Davis

Cheryl adam
2 years ago

I was so sorry hear Nannette had died she was a very nice lady

Tami Turner Slade
2 years ago

Sending heartfelt prayers to all the family.

Jeff Beruk
2 years ago

My prayers are with you all. RIP.

Carol Moore
2 years ago

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Nanette. I know she will be missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers now and days to come.

Roland W Edwards
2 years ago

I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Todd. She was a very kind lady. I hope that Worth and the rest of her family and friends are comforted at this trying time.