Nancy Ruth Tharpe, age 80, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Tharpe.

Nancy is survived by six children, Michael Pekarchik (Cheryl), Roger Pekarchik, Susan Gayz (Joseph), Kathleen Anderson (William), Diana Lang (Mark), Karin Pekarchik; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was a retired nurse, a faithful member of Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church, and a volunteer with Operation Blessing.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2020, at Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House, VA. A reception will be held at the church following the service.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Condolence Messages

  1. Linda Thompson

    04 March 2020 4 years ago

    Dear Pekarchik family my heart is filled with sadness after reading that your beautiful mom passed away. My family and your family grew up together and our love for both your mom and dad was a very special one. I pray for you all she was a one of a kind and my parents loved her so much. She and your dad were family to all the O’Prandy kids especially me. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Love Linda O’Prandy Thompson

  2. Kathy James

    05 March 2020 4 years ago

    Susan and Joe, We are saddened to hear of Ms. Nancy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Take comfort and know that she is resting in the arms of the angels now. God Bless You.

  3. Susan Sweetman

    05 March 2020 4 years ago

    Sincere condolences to all the family. I have fond memories of time spent with Nancy. She was a wonderful, caring, loving and fun person who always gave of herself.

  4. Elaine Drager

    05 March 2020 4 years ago

    Dear Pekarchik families- as a young child your mom was the first woman i would know that balanced working, being a very present mom, and going to school for further education. Her warmth and kindness and beautiful voice are images that will always be with me – and her readiness to accept any additions to life – more kids, more pets. Her kindness and compassion and capacity to find more love and space seemed truly limitless. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. And this world has such a need for people like her at this time. Big hugs and love, Elaine

  5. Tom Lucido

    05 March 2020 4 years ago

    Dear Kathleen,
    Thinking of you and your family. Our deepest sympathy.
    Love and prayers
    Tom and DeeDee

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