Nancy Sue Myers

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 03:59 PM

Nancy Sue Myers passed away at her beloved home on Feb 5, 2013 at the age of 56, after fighting breast cancer like a gentle lioness for over 3 years. She lived what some might consider a quiet life, surrounded by the pets she adoredbut had a warm smile and kind word for all, and was that rare sort of person that most folks just immediately loved.

She is now in the arms of both of her beloved Fathers - her heavenly One, and her earthly father Ken Huff, who preceded her in death in 2012.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Dave Myers. They were married in Michigan in 1988, and moved to the Smokies in 1993 to start a business, Mountain Valley Properties. Upon sale of that business in 2001, Nancy retired to tend to the mini-farm she so enjoyed.

Her battle with cancer was a difficult one, with multiple surgeries, courses of chemo, rounds of radiation and doctor visits aplenty- but she did not let the disease define who she was. Her courage was an inspiration to those most closely supporting her in this fight: her husband Dave-who showed Nancy the true love and devotion that she deserved, especially during her illness- daughter Shannon Forner of Northville MI, sister Judy Bobo of Marquette MI, and wonderful neighbors Junior and Carol Wimmer of Sevierville.

She had a wonderfully compassionate healthcare team, with special thanks to Dr. Brenda Nicholson, Nanci Moody, Darlene Gross, and Rhonda Bishop.

Nancy was also lifted, throughout both this battle and all of her life, by the unabiding love of her mother Joann Huff of Sevierville, and was especially blessed by the love of her nieces Jamie and Jennifer Huff of Ann Arbor MI. Nancy is also lovingly remembered by sister Terrie Thomas of FL, brother Jim Huff of Milan MI, along with several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nancy was born in Howell MI in 1956, and graduated Dexter High School in Dexter MI in 1974. She was well-known for her special love of all creatures great and small, and tended to many throughout her life- her horses, cats, dogs, birds.

During her last few years, one activity she especially enjoyed was crocheting prayer shawls that she would lovingly prepare to be distributed for the comfort and healing of other cancer patients. She always thought of others, even when facing her own challenges.

A celebration of Nancys life will be held on Feb. 16, at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. Celebration and fellowship will be 10:30 AM-noon, with a fond remembrance ceremony to follow at 12 noon. All are invited to bring your memories of Nancy to share with all of us who loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sevier County Humane Society, 959 Gnatty Branch Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876 or online at http://www.sevierhumane.org/donate.html.

Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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