Nancy May Leppert

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Nancy May Leppert, 91, of Asheville, died Monday, February 23, 2015, at Aston Park Health Care Center. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel Morris May. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. Leppert, Jr., great-granddaughter, Amanda Louise Taylor, sister, Martha May Almond, and brothers, John Bryan May, Jr., Robert Morris May, Henry Phillip May, and George Pennell May. Mrs. Leppert worked with family grocery stores May's Market and the Stoney Knob Super Market. She later worked for the Buncombe Co. Tax office, and was a liason officer with Asheville City Council. She was an active member of St. George Episcopal Church, as well as a member of the Lion's Club, the Asheville Business Women's Association, and the NC Grocerymen Association. Mrs. Leppert is survived by her daughter, Susie Perry; grandchildren, Frank Daniel Perry and wife Gerri, James Bryan Perry, Phillip Morris "Nick" Perry and wife Sara, and Christopher Thomas Perry and wife Jessica; brother, Glenn Howard May and wife Carolyn; and a number of great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alex H. Hanks officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Asheville Lion's Club.

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  1. I will miss my Aunt Nancy. She was a beautiful, smart, and gracious lady. I have many a fond memory of her. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Precious Lady and Family, sooo sorry, Memories are, My Treasures. Loved Me some Frank and Nancy. Susie take care, Thinking about You, Stay strong.

  3. I worked with Nancy one summer while in High School. She was a gracious, caring, wonderful person. She made the world a much better place for all who knew her.

  4. I have known Nancy and Frank since I was a little girl. She was a major part of my life the whole time I lived in Asheville on Herron Ave. I have loved her that long. She was a lady who gave so much. She will be missed. Susie, you and your family will be in my prayers.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your mother Susie….she was a fantastic lady and some of the best memories of my growing up was working at May’s Market with her and Frank and the rest of the crew when I was barely into my teen years. I am sure her passing will leave a void in many lives. Cassie had forwarded me the email from her cousin, Gail Padgett this morning and it brought back many memories. I can remember stopping by the big house at the corner of Davenport and Brevard Road in later years just to say hello and enjoy her company. We will add her name to the prayer list at our little Anglican Church here in New Orleans. Strangely enough, I had purchased some loin end pork chops yesterday afternoon at our local chain supermarket and, as I was trimming the bones out of them, I made the remark to Cassie that after all these years I was catching up with Morris May. Take care.

  6. I have known aunt Nancy all my life as she was married to my Uncle Frank T. Leppert, Jr. Two of the best people God put on this earth. RIP Gone but never forgotten.

  7. Dear Family,
    Nancy and Frank were both such good people, and had been friends with my family for many, many years! Nancy was very fortunate to have lived a long life surrounded by her family who loved her very much and took good care of her! She will be missed by so many of us! The family will be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers!


  8. Susie, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Tommy and LeAnn

  9. Susie and Family,
    Another angel has joined the heavenly choir. My growing up years are filled with many fond memories of ‘Aunt Nancy’ during our weekly visit to May’s Market. I can still see her in her ‘office’, perched on her chair, chatting with ‘Mag’…aka Maggie, Margaret, my Mom! Our lives are all richer for having known her. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

  10. Nancy, Sooo sorry, but, she is not suffering or pain, My memories are My treasure, of both, Your Momma and Dad, very good people, treated Me with dignity at the Lions Club, I will never forget, Thinking of You, May God Bless You as You go on. Love You Girl, Love Janet Scott.

  11. Susie, I’m so sorry to hear about Nancy. My love and prayers goes out to you and your family. Nancy could be, at times, a crusty ‘ole lady’ but she had a heart of love for everyone. I want be able to come to the Memorial, just know that I will be thinking about all of you. God Bless You

  12. I remember Nancy as being, always, a very kind and loving person at St. George’s. She was sharp as a tack and always knew what what going on around her, even though she would sometimes say she couldn’t hear a thing. She loved getting her hair done every week, I know, and I never remember her being anything other than shearly beautiful – inside and out. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and we miss her greatly at church. My condolences go to the family.

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