Nancy J. Beck: Feb. 27, 2017

Published 12:57 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017

AMERICUS — Nancy Jill Barry Beck, born January 18, 1963, succumbed to cancer after a valiant 17-year battle Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at her home on Barlow Street, Americus, Georgia. She was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a native of Americus, Georgia, where she was employed at Americus Sumter County Regional Hospital as a respiratory therapist then as a sleep study therapist before retiring.  She is survived by her devoted husband, Erik Beck; daughter, Kelly Averett of Charleston, S.C.; stepson, Coty Beck of Americus, Ga.; two grandchildren, Joey and Jenny Arico of Whitman, Mass.; mother, Janis Harris Barry McLendon and stepfather Alvin McLendon; sisters, Lynn (Michael) Rutland of Albany, Faye Anne (John) Barry of Titusville, Fla.; brothers, Jim (Lorraine) Barry of Southport, N.C., Lane (Charlotte) Barry of Port St. John, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father James Donald Barry and daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Morris.


A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus. The Rev. Sims Jones and the Rev. Earl Dunmon will officiate. A lunch and celebration of life will follow. Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church Building Fund, Americus, Ga.

She was loved by everyone who knew her. Rest in peace.

“It takes only a moment to make a friend, a lifetime to be one.”- unknown

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.