Nancy Clarke Brewer Dillon

June 28, 1939 – April 1, 2022

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Nancy Clarke Brewer Dillon, 82, died Friday, April 1, 2022. Born on June 28, 1939, she was the daughter of Edith Cunningham Brewer and William Clarke Brewer of Booneville, Mississippi. She was the granddaughter of Nancy Caroline Floyd Cunningham and James Andrew Cunningham, Sr. of Booneville and Eva Money Brewer and William Brewer of Black Hawk, Mississippi and Greenwood, Mississippi.

She graduated from Booneville High School in 1957 and from The University of Mississippi in 1961, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She attained her master’s degree in 1967, and taught English at Northeast Mississippi Community College for twenty years and at Northwest Community College for six years. In 1986, she married George Larry Dillon of Booneville. In 1997, they embarked on a career in high tech product and marketing development and technical writing. In 2017, after George’s death, Nancy returned to Booneville, where she lived the rest of her life.

She leaves first cousins, Camille Cunningham Galloway and Jim Cunningham of Booneville, Pam Cunningham Towery of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Carolyn Cunningham Tatum of Frederick, Maryland, and Hugh Middleton, Jr. of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as well as, many other cousins and dear friends.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8541; Booneville Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1258, Booneville, MS 38829; and Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38803.

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April 06, 2022

A Celebration of Life

April 06, 2022


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  1. Dear Dillion family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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