Nancy Marie (Williamson) WeimortsSeptember 14, 1938 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 78)
Nancy Marie Williamson Weimorts passed away early on the morning of July 10th in Santa Rosa Beach with her sons by her side. Nancy was born September, 1938 in a small cabin on the edge of a cotton field in Caledonia, Mississippi. She spent her formative years in West Point, Mississippi with her father, Troy Chester Williamson, and mother, Opie Reid Williamson.
Following her graduation from West Point High School, she worked at Rose Drug Co., a pharmacist in her hometown. In 1960, she met on a blind date an engineering student at nearby Mississippi State University. Early the next year, she and Albert L. Weimorts married at Calvary Baptist church just down the street from her home.
After her husband’s graduation from MSU later that spring, the couple moved to Hampton, Virginia where he had accepted a engineering job. When Albert accepted a civilian post with the Department of Defense at Brookley Air Force Base, the pair moved with their first child to Mobile, Alabama. With the announced closure of the base in 1964, Nancy and her growing family moved to Fort Walton Beach, where she lived and raised her family for the next forty-three years. After the death of her husband in 2005, she moved to Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County, Florida to live closer to her son’s family.
For many years, Nancy was an active member of Cinco Baptist Church in Cinco Bayou, Florida. She taught Sunday School and worked in the church’s nursery. Her duties in the nursery later led to a job in the church’s child care center during the week. She later applied this experience in establishing her own child care business. Some years later, Nancy accepted a position with Lindz’s, A Place of Christmas, a seasonal store in the Santa Rosa Mall, where she served as manager during her twelve years with the company.
Nancy shared her love of car racing with her parents, joining them during her teenage years at dirt tracks in Mississippi and on their many trips to Daytona, Talladega and tracks in North Carolina. Her family’s stays at the same motels as early race drivers and seeing them on the track contributed to her lifelong love of the sport and her devotion to Richard Petty.
The vacations of Nancy, Albert and their four sons were almost always camping trips. Her family pulled their pop-up camper to parks and lakes throughout the Southeast, with annual trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to Central Florida following the opening of Disney World. Nancy enjoyed fishing the lakes and ponds at campsites and walking trails in the parks.
After her children were grown, Nancy enjoyed traveling with her husband. The couple travelled throughout the United States and to Europe. Following the death of her husband, she accompanied her son on a trip to Italy.
In addition to Cinco Baptist Church, Nancy and her family were active members and leaders at Wright Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, where they grew their large church family. On moving to Santa Rosa Beach, she attended South Walton First Baptist Church on the Bay.
Nancy Weimorts is preceded in her journey by her parents, her husband of forty-two years, Albert Weimorts and her son, John Mark Weimorts. She is survived by her sons, Michael Weimorts (Santa Rosa Beach), USCG Lt. Todd Weimorts (Pascagoula, Mississippi) and Paul Weimorts (Fort Walton Beach) and her grandchildren Anna and Meredith Weimorts (Santa Rosa Beach) and Taylor, Avery and Dallas Weimorts (Fort Walton Beach). She is also survived by her brother, John Williamson (Cindy) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, July 14, 2017 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach to allow relatives, friends and members of her church family to share their memories and to celebrate her life. Funeral services are scheduled at 11:00 the morning of Saturday, July 15th at the same location, with graveside services to follow at Beal-Memorial Cemetery.
The Weimorts family conveys their deep appreciation for the care provider their beloved mother and grandmother at Somerby Senior Living, Cara and other care-givers at Emerald Coast Hospice and special gratitude to her caregiver, Jay, at Somerby.