Nairnie (Nancy) Rucker Hill, was born February 1, 1925 in Westwood, NJ to the late David and Catherine Rucker. After a lengthy illness Nancy peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the home she shared with her brother, John, for 43 years.
Nancy was educated by the Hackensack public school system. For lengthy periods of time she enjoyed and was dedicated to serving as a home health caregiver for several patients. Socially: She really enjoyed being a member of the Golden Girls Club of Passaic and was a former Daughter of Elks, I.B.P.O.E. of W.
Previously, she worshipped at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hackensack. Nancy was not ashamed to express her love of God and what He expected of her. During her illness she routinely and prayerfully folded her hands and would say with reverence and without remorse — "I'm going home to be with my Lord." Until her illness, she was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church, Passaic under the leadership of the late Rev. Ronald Johnson.
She loved to cook and many were excited about a chance to taste her sweet potatoes or her cabbage and especially her "30-day-old" cake. She delighted in cooking for others. She had a shyness about her---not given to much chatter but she had a wonderful, dry sense of humor always delivered in a no nonsense manner. She was lovingly stern. For instance: During a phone conversation that didn't go the way she wanted it to go, she would say "Stand back from the phone because my fist is coming through." If you were near her, she would say, "Turn around," then there would be an invisible paddle for your backside. She had great fondness for those with whom she developed a relationship with. Her favorite people were her children!!! Nancy was a remarkably strong woman who knew how to turn heads because of her style and grace. She walked like a queen ---not a hair out of place. She was never boastful even though she was well put together from head to toe. She was 'some kind of a woman.'
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