Nancy Saraske Whitley

November 26, 1955 - May 24, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nancy Saraske Whitley on May 24, 2022 at the age of 66 at her home in Pilot, VA. Nancy was born in Anderson, South Carolina to John Oscar Saraske and Kathleen Rogers Saraske on November 26, 1955. Nancy has been preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James Saraske of Anderson, SC. Nancy’s faith was a bedrock upon which she built and lived her life including time spent as member and pianist/organist at Riverside Baptist Church in Anderson, SC; Red Cross Baptist Church in Red Cross, NC; and most recently at Floyd Baptist Church in Floyd, VA. She was often found at her piano bench practicing or playing her favorite hymns. Nancy’s light and impact will live on through the lives of her family and friends including her husband of 41 years, Rodney Whitley of Pilot, VA, and her children and their families: Michael (Madison) Whitley, Melinda (Cameron) Lephew, and Daniel Whitley. Most importantly, however, her love endures in each of her cherished grandchildren: Lily, Nolan, and Isabelle. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with and loving her family. A visitation will be held at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, VA on Saturday, May 28th from 6 – 8pm. A funeral service will be held at Floyd Baptist Church in Floyd, VA on Sunday, May 29th at 2pm. A burial service will be held in Red Cross, NC at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Tim and stephanie Sudano

Holly springs, nc
May 26, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for the family. What an inspiration her obituary is - what a lovely woman.

Tammy Campbell

Anderson, SC
May 26, 2022

Precious memories of Nancy those years together at Riverside. She was a good friend, an amazing piano player and most of all a child of God. I will never forget her sweet smile and laugh. Prayers for her family she loved so much.

Pamela Cook Bryant

Anderson, SC
May 26, 2022

I knew Nancy from Riverside Baptist Church in Anderson, SC where she played the piano beautifully. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Nancy. She is with Jesus now. The family is in my prayers.

Parrish & Susie Worles

Radford VA
May 26, 2022

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers for comfort and peace. She fought this illness a long time. Nancy had a sweet spirt and had a contagious smile and laugh. Walking with Jesus and all her love ones. No pain anymore. Love and prayers to the Whitley family.

Peggy Duncan

Willis Va
May 31, 2022

So sorry to hear about the passing of your wife Rodney. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I talked to her some at the Arsenal. She was a sweet lady. Take care of yourself. Stay busy. Time does help