Nancy Holland Baines
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Nancy Holland Baines
  • November 25, 1933 - April 11, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Nancy Joyce Holland Baines, 83, passed away peacefully April 11, 2017 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William (Mickey) Baines. She is survived by sons Martin (Kristen) and Kevin (Cathie), daughters Valerie (Jim Malatesta) and Tracey Singleton (Gra), six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Born and raised in Chuckatuck, Virginia, to James and Essie Holland, Nancy was preceded in death by her brother James Holland and sister Ann Woods. She is survived by her sisters Ellen Forrest, Barbara Nelms, Judith Holland and Charlotte Duke as well as many nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from King's Daughters' Hospital Nursing School, Portsmouth, Virginia in 1954 and dedicated her life to nursing and raising her children. She retired after 22 years in Pediatric nursing and as a preceptor at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Nancy was one of a team of many medical professionals who opened the first pediatric clinic at Wake Medical Center.

Nancy was an avid reader and started a Classics Book Club at the Duraleigh Branch of the Wake County Library. She enjoyed going to the Rex Wellness Center and having lunch with her friends. Nancy loved having sleepovers with her grandchildren and playing cards and board games.

A celebration of Nancy's life will be held on Saturday, April 22, 12:00 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. The family will receive family and friends followed by a graveside service. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.