Nancy (Palmer) Davison

September 16, 1924 - March 30, 2021

Nancy (Palmer) Davison, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 16, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Chandler and Maria Ellen (Hickman) Palmer, Sr. Nancy made her career as a secretary for the Brandywine School District. She was a volunteer and director of the Altar Guild at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Wilmington and a co-director of the Altar Guild at Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle. Nancy took great pleasure in reading during her free time. She will always be remembered for her loving spirit and willingness to care for others. 

The family wishes to express its sincere and deep gratitude to the staff of the Country House for over a decade of kind, loving and compassionate care. The family would also like to express its appreciation to the staff of Vitas Hospice who added another layer of expert compassionate care during Nancy’s final eighteen months.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Henry R. Davison, Jr. and siblings, Jane Palmer Spicer and Joseph Chandler Palmer, Jr. She is survived by her sons, Henry R. Davison III (Myron) of Philadelphia, PA and Joseph Davison (Phillip) of New Castle; niece, Joan Spicer Evans of Collegeville, PA; and nephew, Dr. Stephen Jackson (Betsy) of Media, PA.

Service and inurnment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green Building Maintenance Fund, c/o Parish Office, 100 Harmony Streets, New Castle, DE, 19720.


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4 Condolences for Nancy (Palmer) Davison

  • I am honored that I have known Nancy’s goodness for 50 years. I love this picture of her, with the angels watching over her then and always. May the peace of the Lord be always with her and with us.

  • Joe, Phillip and the Davison Family- We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult to lose someone so close, yet to have this loss during very challenging times. We pray that time heals quickly, courage helps you face the days ahead, loving memories are forever in your hearts, and peace brings you comfort. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Judy and Jack

  • My prayers continue especially for Nancy’s wonderful sons, Joe and Hal. The outstanding traits of Nancy – love and concern for so many others, gifting those in need of help, be it with a listening ear or a generous monetary donation or the sharing of her deep faith in God to better our world – were successfully passed on to her sons and family and will continuously shine on reminding us of an elegant and outstanding Christian woman who I am sure has been warmly welcomed home by her Lord and heavenly family.

  • May the memory of Sr. Nancy rest with the Lord and I pray for the family you left behind, especially our friend Hal Davidson that the God Lord will continue to console them. Amen
    Emmanuel Ihejirika & Family