Nancy Jane Day Burroff

Obituary of Nancy Jane Day Burroff

Funeral services for Nancy Jane Day Burroff, age 97, are scheduled for 11 AM Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church, with Bro. Dennis Hackler officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, prior to the service, beginning at 10 AM. Nancy Jane Day Burroff, affectionately known as “Mam” by her family and friends, went dancing into the arms of Jesus on January 18, 2022. She was born on June 12, 1924 to Douglas and Ray Day. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother Doug Day and his wife Ann; her beloved husband, Max Neal Burroff; and son-in-law, Steve Coston. Mrs. Burroff is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Nugent and husband, Bobby; son, Neal Burroff and wife, Shirley; grandsons, Owen Coston and wife, Kricket, Lee Coston and wife, Susan, and Jason Burroff and wife, Alicia; granddaughter, Stephanie Carnes and husband, Bryan; bonus granddaughter, Kim Crnkovic and husband, Scott; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of friends. Nancy was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where she attended Baptist Memorial Hospital, where she earned her nursing diploma. The only thing she loved as much as God and her family was being a nurse. The family moved frequently with Max’s job but ended up settling in Belzoni, MS. She was Director of Nurses at the Belzoni Hospital before she went to work for Dr. Arthur Wood and then Dr. Mack Gorton. It was there that the patients fell in love with her and affectionately called her “the red haired doctor.” She retired from nursing in 2000 and she and Max moved to Bastrop. Mrs. Burroff loved her children and grandchildren and always wanted to create special memories with them. She worked nights so she could be home with her children during the day. She played with them and taught them life lessons. She taught all of her grandchildren (and several of their friends) to drive and climb trees. She loved watching them play sports and going to their school. Mrs. Burroff lived her life for Jesus. She and Max were involved with the church in Belzoni, especially the youth. She taught VBS at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop until she was ninety-five. She was always asking people if they knew Jesus. She was an incredible prayer warrior and a passionate letter writer. We were privileged to have Marilyn McKiney as her care giver the last year. They bonded immediately and we are forever indebted to Marilyn for her love and devotion to Mam. Although she will be greatly missed, we know she now has a home in Heaven.
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