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Nancy Otis

August 29, 2020


Nancy Kersey Otis, most recently a resident of Courtland Manor Nursing Home of Dover, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, she was 91.  Nancy was born at Bowers Beach, to the late, James and Annie Banks, the last of 9 children. 

During her adult life, Nancy lived in Viola, Dover, and Harrington, DE.  She was employed as a seamstress with the old Ace Dress Co. of Harrington, becoming one of their representatives for the ILGWU , the International Garment Workers Union.  She worked at similar venues and finished her employment career at ConAgra of Milford.

Nancy is predeceased by her brothers, Harry, Martin, and James Banks; sisters, Annabelle Irons, Margaret Slusar, Sara Willin, Beulah Hammond, and Rosella Wright. She was also predeceased by her daughter Linda (Kersey) Bell; her second husband, James Otis; and her later companion, Raymond Fleming.

She is survived by her two sons, Charles Kersey Jr. (Barbara) of Greenwood, and Thomas Kersey of Dover; son in law, Dan Bell; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

A public visitation for Nancy will be Thursday, September 3, at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy, Harrington, starting at 11 AM.  A procession to take Nancy to her final resting place at the Bridgeville cemetery will leave the funeral home at noon.  We are adhering to the CDC and Delaware guidelines of occupancy limits, social distancing, and masks.

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September 3, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Graveside Service
September 3, 2020

12:30 PM
Heritage Bible Baptist Church
14023 Wolf Rd.,
Greenwood, DE 19950

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