Nancy L. Kays

Funeral Services:

Nancy Lavonne Cooper Kays, of Hendersonville N.C., passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., following surgical complications. She was born in Charlotte on March 6, 1942 to Clarence and Arlene Cooper, who predeceased her.

She is survived by husband of 56 years, Paul Kays. Also surviving are daughter, Kara (David) O’Neil, and granddaughter, Emma O’Neil of Harbor Springs; son, Stephen Kays of Mooresville, N.C.; grandsons, Michael and Connor Kays of Holly Hill, S.C.; sister, Roxanne Graham of Jacksonville, Fla.; and brother, Michael (Penny) Cooper of Charlotte.

Nancy was employed as an X-ray technician for several years, but her primary focus was always being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid golfer for many years and loved the games of bridge, mah jongg and canasta.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 at Jackson Funeral Services, located at 1101 Spartanburg Highway in Hendersonville. A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Purity Ring Family Theatre, 1525 Roy Road, Petoskey, MI.