Nancy was born in Anderson, S.C., to John Oscar Saraske and Kathleen Rogers Saraske on Nov. 26, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James Saraske of Anderson, S.C.
Nancy’s faith was a bedrock upon which she built and lived her life including time spent as a member and pianist/organist at Riverside Baptist Church in Anderson, Red Cross Baptist Church in Red Cross, N.C.; and most recently at Floyd Baptist Church. She was often found at her piano bench practicing or playing her favorite hymns.
Her light and impact will live on through the lives of her family and friends including her husband of 41 years, Rodney Whitley of Pilot, and her children and their families: Michael (Madison) Whitley, Melinda (Cameron) Lephew, and Daniel Whitley. Her love also endures in each of her cherished grandchildren: Lily, Nolan, and Isabelle.
A visitation was held at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd on Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held at Floyd Baptist Church on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. A burial service will be held in Red Cross, N.C. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online Condolences may be made at Gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home.