Nancy McClymonds, 50, of Fayetteville, AR, finished her earthly pilgrimage and entered into her eternal home in heaven at 4:22 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Willard Walker Hospice Home.
She was born to the late Pasquale Brienza and Onorina DePaola Brienza June 10, 1963, in Howard Beach, Queens, New York. Nancy graduated from Gloversville High School, Gloversville, NY, in 1981 and received an associate degree in fashion merchandising from Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, in 1983.
After relocating to Morgantown, WV, Nancy worked as a State Farm Insurance office manager for 10 years, and then was married to Tim McClymonds May 7, 1994, in Amsterdam, NY. In January 1999, Nancy gave birth to a son, Patrick Lee.
Nancy’s passion was her Lord Jesus Christ. The heart of her husband trusted safely in her, and the law of kindness was on her lips. Her son rises up and calls her blessed.
Cancer neither defined nor defeated her. Now she is free, completely free in Christ; no more pain, no more curse, no more cancer; only pleasures at the right hand of God forevermore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dominic Brienza; her grandparents, Rocco and Maria DePaola of Gloversville, NY; her uncle, Pat Nunno of Gloversville, NY; and her aunt, Margherita DePaola, also of Gloversville, NY.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Tim McClymonds and son, Patrick Lee McClymonds, both of Fayetteville; sister, Carmela Shaw, and brother-in-law Dr. Jeffrey Shaw of DePere, WI; brother, Rocco Brienza, and sister-in-law Shelley Brienza of Gloversville, NY; nieces, Lauren Shaw, Rachel Shaw and Emilia McClymonds; and nephews, Aaron Shaw and Andrew McClymonds. Also, she is survived by her aunt, Mary Nunno, formerly of Gloversville, NY, wife of the late Pasquale Nunno; and by her much-beloved aunt, Pasquelina “Lena” DePaola, longtime resident of Gloversville and now living in Johnstown, NY.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Covenant Church (Presbyterian Church in America,) 4511 W. Wedington Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704.
Burial was at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Northwest Theological Seminary in honor of Nancy McClymonds. Make checks payable to NWTS; mail to: NWTS, 17711 Spruce Way, Lynnwood, WA 98037-7431. Donate online via credit card using (425-787-5144) and their bookkeeper will contact you personally with details.