Nancy Carpenter Bondurant, age 85, of 645 Plantation Road, Martinsville, VA died peacefully at home on May 25, 2022, surrounded by her daughters. Nancy was born to the late Mary Brown and Albert B. Carpenter on October 2, 1936, in Asheville, NC. A native of Wytheville, VA, Nancy was a graduate of George Wythe High School. She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lynchburg College in VA. In 1958, she moved to Martinsville to pursue a career in teaching. Later in life, she returned to Patrick & Henry Community College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Drafting.
Nancy had many gifts, but her greatest gift of all was her gracious and welcoming personality. She loved meeting new people or gathering with friends so she could brag on the accomplishments of her grandchildren or tell a funny joke. The month of March each year was the exception, however, because Nancy was an avid college basketball fan and loved March Madness! Anyone that knew Nancy well, knew how incredibly talented she was when it came to creating pieces of art through quilting, sewing, needlepoint, and smocking. She loved making quilts for close friends to celebrate marriages, births, and other special milestones in their lives. Nancy also enjoyed traveling, golfing, spending time with her grandchildren, playing Hand and Foot, working crossword & Sudoku puzzles, and watching the Wheel! As much as Nancy loved being on the go, she was happiest at home with her dogs, watching sports and working on her next beautiful and creative sewing project.
She was a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church, a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County and a former member of the Garden Study Club and Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild. She was a member of Chatmoss Country Club and a member and past president of the Ladies Golf Association.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Clarence Randolph (Buddy) Bondurant, and her parents Mary Brown Carpenter and Albert Bernard Carpenter. She is survived by her three daughters, Katherine Cuppia of Chapin, SC, Carolyn McCoy of Wellesley, MA and Patricia Russell of Martinsville, VA; six grandchildren: Kristen Cuppia of Piedmont, SC, James Cuppia of Chapin, SC, Charlotte McCoy of New York, NY, Elisabeth McCoy of Boston, MA, Patrick McCoy of Wellesley, MA, and James Davis of Fort Stewart United States Army. Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law Linda and Dick Phillippi of Wytheville, VA, along with three nieces and a nephew.
The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to Dorothy Glenn for the love, care, and dear friendship shared with our mother for more than a decade.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church 311 E. Church Street, Martinsville, VA on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm with The Reverend John Adams officiating. A reception will immediately follow at Chatmoss Country Club. Arrangements are being made by Norris Funeral Services. Online condolences can be made at www.norrisfuneral.com. The family requests memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church 311 E. Church Street, Martinsville, VA 24112, Boys Home of Virginia 414 Boys Home Road Covington, VA 24426 or a charity of one’s choosing.