Nancy L. Eggleston

Nancy L. Eggleston, of Charlotte, the epitome of what a mother should be, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 85. Nancy was born in Charleston, W. Va. She was born on February 4, 1935 to Michael and Emma (Stewart) Stricker in Charleston, W. Va. Some of her favorite childhood memories were helping in her grandfather’s country store, helping her grandmother garden and do chores on their farm, and going to town to see the movies which only cost a nickel!
Nancy married Kenneth Martin and moved to Balto, Maryland. To their marriage was born their son Mark. During the years she lived in Maryland, Nancy worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone followed by positions in two factories, Vulcan Heart and Beta Shoe Factories in Balto where she earned the distinction of being one of the few female “stand-up forklift” operators.
After their divorce, Nancy moved to Charlotte, Michigan, to be near family. In 1978 she married Edward Eggleston. In Charlotte, many people will remember her for her work at Carefree Aluminum, and later, Walmart. Over the years Nancy attended the South Cochran Church of God and First Baptist Church. Nancy enjoyed word search puzzles, reading, plants and flowers, and collecting porcelain angels and salt and pepper shakers. She had remarked that she lived a good life. Above all else Nancy was very proud of her son, grandchildren, and their families. She will be remembered as a loving, caring, quiet woman that would do anything for her family. She has always given all she could and prayed for her family daily.
Nancy is survived by her son, Mark (Linda) Martin; two grandsons, Michael (Sarah) Martin, Shaun (Ginny) Martin; Three great-grandchildren, Lynnleigh Jane and Scarlett Rose Martin, and Ryan Mark Martin; many step-children and step-grandchildren; and her sister, Marilynn (Gary) Lilly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edward Eggleston and her two brothers, Clifford Stricker and Michael Stricker.
Graveside services were held at Hillside Cemetery in Kalamo on Friday, December 4 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Richard Mitterling officiating. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines were practiced.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Nancy on her tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.