Nancy Hopkins Merritt, 75

WILMINGTON — Nancy Hopkins Merritt, 75, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, November 1, 2021 at Brightmore of Wilmington.

She was born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Robert E. and Barbara Barnes Hopkins.

Nancy graduated from Vermont College in 1965 and after raising four children, graduated from UNCW in 1991 with a degree in Education. She taught math and science at Roland-Grise Middle School for most of her teaching career.

Surviving is her husband of fifty-five years, David M. Merritt; one daughter, Jennifer Miley and husband Jason of Rapid City, SD; three sons, Douglas Merritt of Wilmington, NC, Peter Merritt and wife Becky of Castle Hayne, NC, and Richard Merritt and wife Stacie of Castle Hayne, NC; four grandchildren, Seth Price, Savannah Merritt and Josie Merritt and Diamond Price Adams; Three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Curtis, and John Adams; one sister, Andrea Hopkins; and four brothers, Roger, Carl, Robert “Jack” and Mark Hopkins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road, Wilmington, 28412.   Please sign the online Guestbook at

Burial will be in Tyler Cemetery in Vernon, VT.  Visitation for family and friends will be at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home in Brattleboro, Vermont from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Monday, November 8, 2021. The graveside service will follow at 11:00 am Tuesday morning at the Tyler Cemetery on the Pond Rd in Vernon, Vermont.

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