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Nancy J. Walls

February 22, 1944 - July 30, 2021

 Nancy J. Walls, age 77, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully in her home in the presence of her children on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on February 22, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Edward Wordel Bottomley and Irene Jeanette (Dutcher) Carr. Nancy worked as an office manager for J.C. Penney for many years and retired from the company at age 67. 

Nancy had a love for animals and had many animals during her life.  Her late Yorkie, Cinnamon will join her in the afterlife.  Her current beloved Yorkie, Lola will be spending time with her daughter, Chris. 

Nancy was a strong woman who overcame many medical issues and always kept a positive attitude and a smile on her face.  While celebrating her life and thinking of her in the future, please remember to keep a positive attitude and a smile on your face. 

Nancy was an active member of the Spring Arbor Community in Middletown such as volunteering for several positions at the club house.  Nancy made many friends in the community as she was often seen walking her dog around the community.  Nancy was also a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church on Main Street in Middletown. 

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Catherine Sumser and sister, Carol Gilligan. She is survived by her daughter, Christine I. Kelly (Paul) of Havre de Grace, MD; son, William H. McAllister of Fleetwood, PA; step-son, John Walls, Jr. of PA; grandchildren, Christine Crozier, Lauren Brady, Amy Troupe, Cary Sumser, Jr., Lynn Sumser, Samantha Wadding, John Wells, Nicole Lambert, and William Lee McAllister; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, August 6, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main St., Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.          

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to the PKD Foundation, PO Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187, or online by clicking here.


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13 Condolences for Nancy J. Walls

  • Wanting to send my deepest condolences to all of you. She was for sure a strong women and went through a lot. I’m glad the family could be with her and peacefully. With love, Diane

  • I am a good friend of John Walls Jr. and I would like to give my condolence to the family today my the lord bring peace to the family and John who is going through it right now been talking to him all day trying to to keep him calm I know this hard for everyone because I lost my mother all of a sudden last September this woman that I have never met is now out of suffering and is with the best the most high the Lord’s place watching down on all of you peace to the family and John God bless

  • Mom met the world to me

  • Sending our condolences to the entire family. I worked with Chris for the past 4 years and heard her speak so often of her mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Chris and family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to all of Nancy’s family. Nancy was a wonderful person and friend. We shared lots of laughs bowling together, meeting at church or meeting each other on a walk. She persevered with her kidney failure and bravely met that challenge for a long time. While her decision to stop dialysis was personal, I know she is at peace and resting comfortably. It was my good fortune to meet Nancy and count her as a friend. With sympathy,

    Sue Davis

  • Ms. Kelly,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. The grieving period will be difficult. Just take one day at a time. I am here if you need anything.

  • With heartfelt sympathy to Nancy’s family. She was a delightful lady and it was our pleasure to have met
    her here at Spring Arbor. Although we did not get to know her family, we did chat with her each time she
    passed our house, walking her beloved dogs. Our prayers go out to her family, at this most difficult time.
    Her suffering is over, may she rest in eternal peace.
    Gene and Kathy

  • My deepest sympathy to all of Nancy’s family. She will be missed. Such great courage she had. May she now be free of all pain and sorrow.

  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Chris, Bill and their families.
    Nancy was one of the friends I made when I first moved to Spring Arbor. Six of us went out to dinner and to clubhouse events. I have good memories.
    She was a strong,
    independent woman and a good friend and I will miss her very much.

  • My sincerest feelings of sorrow for the family of Nancy Walls. She was a friend and a person I admired very much. I’m so pleased her family was with her! She’s at peace forever now!

  • Nancy was a terrific neighbor and friend since we first met. She was an independent woman with a strong sense of humor. She always found the good in people and had a compassionate heart. It has been a blessing for us to have had this beautiful person on our life. I we wish that she is finally pain free and at peace. We wish to extend our sympathy to her children, grandchildren and great grand children. Forever memories of her will be in our heart and prayers. We will remember her and her companion Cinnamon, walking the neighborhood and stopping to talk to who ever was outside. She was one of tge very best

  • I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy. We were not directly related but she was always so welcoming to us and included us in family events. I will always remember her smile and her laugh .Our sympathy to all family members.

    Jeanne and Bob

  • Chris and Bill and families my deepest sympathies. I worked many years for her at Penney’s. Was a sad day for me when she retired but knew it was great for her. Nancy was a wonderful lady! Will greatly miss her!