Nancy (Dawson) Willis Evans of Rock Hill, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 3, 2021, at MCV in Richmond.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1937, to the late Tom Wylie and Teel Dawson Willis. She was 84 years old.

She was married to the late Robert Holt Evans of Halifax. She attended Salem College before marrying Holt to travel and live a full life in many countries before finally settling down at 415 Mountain Road.

Nancy and Holt were very active in the community, supporting The Prizery and SoBo Museum, along with many other organizations, charities and local businesses. She was an avid bridge player.

She is survived by her two children, Robert Holt (Anna), and Elizabeth Teel Evans (Michael); and eight grandchildren, Alex, Nicholas, Eliza, Dawson, Trent, Malin, John and Laura.

The service will be held at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Halifax, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. followed by a reception at 415 Mountain Road. There will also be an ongoing open house at her home, 415 Mountain Road, from 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, through the weekend.

In lieu of flowers, give freely to the charity of your choice.

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