Nancy Cagle Reed

Sunday, November 13, 1927 - Saturday, September 5, 2020

Loved Her Family Dearly

Photo of Nancy Cagle Reed  - 1927-2020

Canton- Nancy Ann Cagle Reed, age 92, a precious and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was carried to her eternal home by Heaven’s angels on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Nancy was born in the fall season of November 13, 1927 to the late Homer V. Cagle and the late Macy Cabe Cagle. She grew up in Canton where her family were the owners and operators of  Homer Cagle’s Store and where friendships and memories were made that Nancy cherished throughout her lifetime.  She was a devoted homemaker and her life was centered around her family- protecting, loving, and caring for them each and every day. Nancy made her home a warm and welcome place and she was truly a wonderful cook. Her "red meat and gravy” were one of her family favorites.  For many years she had collected a wide array of vintage “hen on a nest" candy dishes, which she so proudly displayed  throughout her home and they were always admired by everyone. Her heart runneth over with great pride and joy for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. As her son, Dennis, portrays Santa Claus all throughout Western North Carolina, Nancy had become well known as " Santa’s Mother" and she never failed to give a smile when someone addressed her in that special way. Mrs. Reed was blessed with a loving and kind spirit and she was a member of  Crestview Baptist Church in Canton.  One could never find a kinder or sweeter lady than Nancy and we shall forever treasure her memory and the delightful twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes. She shall be missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Alton A.E. “Nook” Reed who passed away in 2011; a son, Rickey Reed; a daughter, Edwina Reed; and a sister, RuthaLee Cagle Hemphill

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Dennis “Santa” Reed and his wife, Deborah of Canton; her daughter, who had lovingly cared for her mother for the past six years, Kathey Reed Blazer of Canton; grandchildren, Willie Blazer and Robin of Ennis, MT, Wendy Blazer Reynoso of Pensacola, FL, Tracy Reed Frazier and Colby of Waynesville, Christy Cole Green of Canton, Cary Jo Cole and Nathan of Canton, Tabatha Head Frizzell and David of Canton, Micah Reed and Chance of Brevard, and Shane Reed of Brevard; 22 great-grandchildren that she loved dearly; her fur babies, Miss Prissy and NaNook; also a special neighbor and friend, Daniel, who kindly worked so hard around Nancy’s home.

The Reed family would like to extend a heartfelt word of thanks to the staff of Silver Bluff Village and Rehab for taking such excellent care of Nancy for the past year and a half. “We are thankful and appreciate you.”

No formal funeral services are planned for Mrs. Reed at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Reed’s memory to Silver Bluff Village, Activities Fund, 100 Silver Bluff Drive, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Reed family.

Condolences from family and friends

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High Class of 1975
So sorry about Nancy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Tammy Shipman
Our deepest sympathy to the family. We have a lot of memories of Nancy especially at the Reed Reunions. She always had a smile on her face. Even though she stayed in her van the family sure did look after her, especially Edwina. Love and prayers to the family.
Anne Mathews
Out thoughts and prayers are with you, we are so sorry, Gods blessings for each of you
Wayne and Sue Oates
Love and prayers to the family what a sweet lady I enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with her.
Lisa and Jessica Welte
Thoughts and prayers for the family. The good memories will carry you through the sad times. Love Robin Cabe
Robin Cabe-Smith
Tabitha, I'm so sorry. I know how much you loved her. Keep her memory going for Ebb and Na. Love you all
Tammy McCall
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. May your heart and the hearts of your family be cradled in the softness of angel wings and your precious Nancy's spirit guide you always.
Juanita Dixon
Kathy, You were an absolute angel to your dear Mother in her time of need. Gods peace.
Susan Hensley
Dennis, Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was always fun to be around. She was a special lady. She will be missed by mana people, including me. May God comfort you in his loving arms and know she is laughing and happy now that she is with Jesus and her family.
Jane Farmer
I am so very sorry for your loss. Nancy & I grew up together in Fiberville. She is now God’s loving arms. You’re in my thoughts & prayers
Lucille Moore Cooper
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in the loss of Nancy.
James and Dot Parham
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
James & Dot Parham
Kathey, Dennis and all the family... So sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. I remember she was my patient many times over the years. I know you’ll all miss her greatly... Lorna Ashe
Lorna Ashe
Kathey I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. I always enjoyed seeing you and her at Silver Bluff. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Childers Wooten