Nancy D’Abramo Kemp, 87, of Fernbank, AL passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Windsor Place, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6-9 PM at Dowdle Funeral Home, Millport, AL. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11 AM at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Raper officiating and Bro. Nick Cannady assisting. Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Millport, AL with Dowdle Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Kemp was born May 27, 1925 in New York City, NY to the late Pietro and Carmella D’Abramo. She met her late husband of 59 years J.O. Kemp, Jr. in New York and they married in 1943. Mrs. Kemp was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and an avid Jr. Tide fan. She ran the concession stand at all the football games and was instrumental in helping form the first Millport High School Band. For many years she owned and operated her own grocery store in Fernbank. She worked at the Lamar Convalescent Nursing Home for many years before retiring. Mrs. Kemp was an avid Alabama fan. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by a sister - Palma D’Abramo and brothers - John D’Abramo, Ralph D’Abramo and Joey D’Abramo. Mrs. Kemp is survived by daughters - Nancy Jo (Truman) McGee, Betty Ward, Kathy (David) Butts and Denise Kemp, sons - Pete (Kathy) Kemp, John (Gail) Kemp, and Mike (Jeanie) Kemp, brother - Sal D’Abramo, grandchildren - Mitch McGee, Tim Ward, Nichole Damico, Mark Ward, Matt Butts, Jeff Kemp, Jamie Kemp, Mike Butts, Ashley Glasgow, Joseph Fowler, Josh Kemp, John Eric Kemp, Jake Fowler and Jessie Long, 15 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Joseph Fowler, Jake Fowler, Josh Kemp, John Eric Kemp, Mitch McGee, Mike Butts. Honorary pallbearers will be Fernbank friends, Friends at the Windsor Place, Landon McGee and Members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 21, 2013
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