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Nancy Elizabeth Carawan, 90, went to heaven on June 12, 2022. 

She was born in Lowland, North Carolina on October 29, 1931 and moved to Roanoke Rapids, NC with her family in 1933. 

Nancy was the fourth of six children of Iva and Clinton Carawan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers Harold Carawan and his wife Aleane Myrick Carawan and Gold Dean Carawan; her sister, Harriet Carawan Johnson and her husband Paul T. Johnson Sr.; brothers in-law, Cecil Arthur Sr. and Nick Seta, Sr.

She is survived by her sisters, Louella Carawan Arthur and Beulah Carol Carawan Seta, both of Roanoke Rapids; her sister-in-law, Myrt Jordan Carawan and many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

She went through the Roanoke Rapids School System and graduated from high school with the class of 1950. 

After graduation, Nancy worked for the Daily Herald. Later she worked for Stone and Webster Corporation, Jay-Two, and the Department of Social Services in Halifax County. 

In 1966, she relocated to the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach area where she resided the remainder of her life.  

Nancy never had children, but she became Mama Nancy to the children of her best friend, Lois Strickland, and loved them as her own.  She was loved by everyone who knew her and her generous loving spirit brightened the day of everyone in her presence.  

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  

There will be a service to celebrate her life on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM at East 10th Street Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC officiated by Pastor Jason Yeatts.  The internment will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, 524 Cedar Road in her beloved Chesapeake Virginia at 3:30 PM, officiated by Pastor Richard Castleberry.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East 10th Street Christian Church, 1207 East 10th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 orwww.alzfdn.org