Please join us to celebrate the life of Nancy Beth Chambers. Visitation will be at Whitehouse Parker Tasting Room, located at 702 Old Lamesa Road in Brownfield, TX, on Sunday, July 7, 2019,from 5:00-7:00 PM. We will celebrate Nancy’s life at First Baptist Church Chapel on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 2:00 PM.
Nancy Beth Chambers was born in Vernon, Texas on May 15, 1943. She was a delight to her parents, Clois and Inez Sharp. Nancy had two brothers, Norman and David Sharp, who were loved and helped her to become the strong woman that she became in this life. The Sharp family moved from Vernon to Meadow, Texas when Nancy was in the first grade. She graduated from Meadow High School in 1961. Nancy met the love of her life, Clevis Matt “Buster” Chambers, and they married on December 27, 1962. In the early years of their marriage, Nancy and Buster made their home in Brownfield, Texas. Soon their children, Paige, Bryan, and Angela came along and their family of five was complete. It was during these years that her amazing artistic talents began to shine. While having three children in tow, Nancy attended Texas Tech University where she received a degree in Education with an emphasis in art. She went on to teach art at Brownfield High School and head start at Colonial Heights Elementary School in Brownfield. Residing in Lubbock for some time, she taught at New Deal Elementary School. In 1984, the family moved to Morton, Texas where Nancy taught in the elementary school. Nancy returned to school at Texas Tech and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling, allowing her to further her career in education as the counselor in the Morton School District. She went on to be counselor at Pep High School in Pep, Texas. Because of her determination and drive, Nancy went on to receive her Mid-Management Certification from Sol Ross University allowing her to become principal at Pep High School. She was an incredible teacher, counselor and principal. Her leadership abilities and her compassion for students and faculty is evident in the lives she impacted both inside and outside the classroom. Nancy and Buster retired in 2008 and moved back to their hometown of Brownfield.
Nancy’s artistic flair is seen so strongly in the works of her hands. Paintings, ceramic old world santas, lovely quilts, tole painted treasures, drawings, and original works of art are heirlooms and cherished by her family. Nancy loved to cook and she always had favorite dishes on the table at family gatherings and holidays. Buster’s request was always her delicious pies! She was the queen of crossword puzzles, an avid reader, and was always game for a quirky sci-fi movie. She has also been known to enjoy some fun shenanigans too! To say she was adorable is an understatement.
Nancy has left an undeniable footprint in the lives of all who knew her. She is a beautiful woman, kind, thoughtful, rich in wisdom, patient, compassionate, empathetic, a steadfast encourager, the glue of her family, and a faithful friend. Her children, along with all her family and friends, truly do rise up and call her blessed!
Alzheimer’s disease is a cruel, relentless and unkind disease. Yet we take great comfort in the truth and knowledge that God has made all things new and Nancy is healed today and whole in the presence of God.
Nancy is survived by her children: Paige Hyde and husband Lane of Lubbock; Bryan Chambers and wife Gloria of Brownfield, and Angela Jenkins and husband Jamie of Amarillo. Her grandchildren who she adored: Hayden Jenkins and fiancé Claudia LiCausi; Jessica Chambers; Andrew Phillips and wife MacKenzie; Makensey Chambers; Shelby Jenkins; Amanda Houchin and husband Daniel; Dana Phillips and wife Katy; Crystal Hinton and husband Brian; Jay Beatty and a crew of great-grandchildren that loved her well. Her Brother David Sharp and wife Linda of Belton.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Buster Chambers; her parents Clois and Inez Sharp; and brother Norman Sharp.