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Nancy Martin

May 9, 1944 — January 3, 2021

Born in Evansville, IN on May 9, 1944 Departed on January 3, 2021 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterWednesday January 6, 2021 3:00pm to 7:00pmThursday January 7, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pmFuneral Service: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterThursday January 7, 2021 12:00pm
Nancy Jo Martin

Born in Evansville, IN on May 9, 1944

Departed on January 3, 2021 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Wednesday January 6, 2021 3:00pm to 7:00pmThursday January 7, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pmFuneral Service: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Thursday January 7, 2021 12:00pm

Nancy Jo Martin "Nanu", age 76 of Gallatin, TN, passed away January 3, 2021. Nancy Jo was born May 9, 1944 in Evansville, IN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Peggy Ligon. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Carsey Martin; children, Cindy Butler (Barry), Mitzi Fischer (Eddie) and Scott Martin (Amanda); sister, Mary Frank Adgent; grandchildren, Chase Butler (Ashleigh), Morgan Green (Josh), Hunter Goad (Jordyn) and Laik Martin; great grandchildren, Emery Green, Brynn Green and Ella Goad; step-grandchild, Ashlee Fischer; step-great grandchildren, Thomas and Reagan West.

Nancy Jo was a realtor and owner of Martin Realty House. She served on the boards of Gallatin Chamber of Commerce and Sumner Association of Realtors where she served as president of both. Also, she was a board member for Commerce Union Bank and Sumner Foundation. Nancy Jo was a member of Gallatin Church of Christ and Gallatin Noon Rotary Club. She was named Gallatin Business and Professional Woman of the Year and Volunteer State College Foundation Presidents Club. Nancy Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to everyone.

Funeral Service will be 12:00 noon Thursday, January 7th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Julius Hovan officiating. Entombment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Chase Butler, Hunter Goad, Laik Martin, Troy Goad, Ritchie Pike and Mark Brown serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Realty House Family. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 6th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 7th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, memorial donations may be made to Arthur Rutledge Sunday School Class, C/O Gallatin Church of Christ, 150 East Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.

*Due to Covid-19, the lounge will not be open for food or drinks. If you are planning to attend visitation or service, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

57 Comments Jon and Geretta Weidner January 4, 2021 at 7:13 pm - Reply

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Nancy Jo was such a wonderful, loving, friendly, and kind person. We will dearly miss her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

With much love,

Jon and Geretta Weidner and family

Betty and Charles Parks January 5, 2021 at 4:32 am - Reply

Carsey and family, we are so saddened by the news of Nancy Jo's passing. She will be missed by so many of us. Her love for people will live on forever in our hearts.
May Gods peace be with you all. Loved her. ߒ”

Steve and Betty Gibson January 4, 2021 at 7:57 pm - Reply

Heartbroken! Still can't believe it. The most beautiful person inside and outside. We had 57 years of friendship and fun together with our families. Hope we all can find comfort in knowing she is at peace now and not suffering. We love you Jo. Thank you for all the sweet and wonderful memories.

DEBORAH GARDNER January 4, 2021 at 8:27 pm - Reply

Deepest sympathies for your family. We thought very highly of Nancy Jo. Prayers from the Gardner Family, Ruth, Norman, Norman T and Debbie

Steve and Teresa Graves January 4, 2021 at 8:33 pm - Reply

We are so sad to hear about Nancy Jo. Please know Carsey and all the family are in our prayers.

Denise Blumenthal January 4, 2021 at 8:37 pm - Reply

Nancy Jo will be greatly missed by many and always had such a kind word for everyone. It was a pleasure to know her.

Donny Martin January 4, 2021 at 8:51 pm - Reply

What a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and to me, cousin (by marriage) Nancy Jo was. She was loved dearly by all in our family. We will miss her. Prayers for Carsey and all the family. We love you.

Ruth Wolfe Wright January 4, 2021 at 8:57 pm - Reply

Our deepest sympathy to all the Family in the loss of Nancy Jo. She was a good Friend and was loved by many. She truly will be missed. May the Lord give you much strength and courage at the time. Love and Prayers. God Bless ! Ruth, Jay, Tracy and JoAnn Wright

Jackie and Sherral Hill January 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm - Reply

Lost my best friend. My heart is breaking for
Carsey and the children. We all know she was such a special person. We share so many memories, love and fun all the way back to the early 60’s. Many hours spent together, They are all so precious. Love to all of you

Cleo Spears January 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm - Reply

Dear Carsey and family so sorry for your loss.Nancy Jo was a beautiful and classy lady.May God comfort each and everyone of you.Love and prayers Cleo and Shirley Spears

Cindy Hamlett January 4, 2021 at 10:36 pm - Reply

I'm heart broken for Nancy Jo's family, she was so loved, such a monarch,and a true Lady. She was one in a million and will truly be missed.
Our condolences to her beautiful family,
David and Cindy Hamlett

Charlene Stamps Webster January 4, 2021 at 10:43 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear the sad news of Nancy Jo. She was was a wonderful loving person. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Mary Womack January 5, 2021 at 6:08 am - Reply

My heart is breaking as so many others are. My God give peace that only He can give to Carsey and the family.
Nancy Jo was a class act! There aren't many like her. She made the world a sweeter place when she was around. She will always be missed and continue to be thought of with a deep love!

Linda Douglas January 4, 2021 at 11:34 pm - Reply

I was so heart broken to hear of Nancy Jo passing away
She was a friend to everyone she met
Prayers for Carsey and the family
She left us with a lot of good memories

Johnny Jones January 5, 2021 at 12:19 am - Reply

So sorry for your loss Carsey. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Rusty and sally melvin January 5, 2021 at 12:28 am - Reply

Very sorry for your lost Carsey. She was a beautiful lady and a great assess to gallatin

Randy Moore January 5, 2021 at 12:35 am - Reply


I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Nancy Jo was a beautiful person both inside & out. Gallatin has lost a treasure & I have lost a true friend! May God Bless you & your family during your time of loss.

Debbie Rittenberry Silcox January 5, 2021 at 12:40 am - Reply

Yes Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Nancy Jo had a smile that would light up a very dark room,and a heart of gold. Gallatin will surely miss her. Gone but never forgotten.Prayers for the family. May you be showered with comfort,peace and strength.ߙϰߙϰߙϰߙϢ٥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Charlene Moore Cundall January 5, 2021 at 12:43 am - Reply

Very for your loss. Nancy Jo & I had a lot of fun times together. Nancy Jo was such a beautiful person. She was a true friend that I will miss greatly. Gallatin has suffered a huge loss.

Jamie Feole January 5, 2021 at 1:19 am - Reply

I am so sorry for your loss! I always loved working with Nancy. Such a classy lady. My prayers are with the family.

Cristal PHILLIPS January 5, 2021 at 1:26 am - Reply

Sorry for the loss.. NANCY JO was the sweetest BEAUTIFUL young lady.. I’m pleased I have gotten the chance to know her.. she always checked on me.. prayed for me.. Treated me like I was part of the family.. she may be gone.. but NANCY will always be in my heart.. fly high..

Donna lee gregory January 5, 2021 at 2:18 am - Reply

Prayers r with the family!!! The next few days r going to b hard!!! Nancy Jo will b greatly miss by so many people that she has touch with her beautiful smile and her heart of gold always goos to everyone!!!!!! Just know we will see u again beautiful Angel !!!!!!!!!

Debbie Graves January 5, 2021 at 2:46 am - Reply

So sorry that you lost this Precious Wife,Mother,Grandmother,( Nanu), friend.
I loved this sweet lady and all the family
I have wished I’d had known you all a long time before l did…….Nancy Jo was a special lady,so sweet and good to everyone.
Always had that beautiful smile.
God Bless You All ,I know she and Mimi have alot to talk about. now..Love you ( all) Prayers for comfort……

Jan Fansler January 5, 2021 at 3:57 am - Reply

I am so sorry for all of you in this beautiful family. Our world has lost one of the few true ladies… Class, Charm, Humor, Hospitality, Dignity, Compassion and Grace. Nancy Jo was my Real Estate Mom and she believed in me much more than I believed in myself in the beginning. I am eternally grateful to have been a student of her love and laughter and I will be forever grateful to you, her family, for sharing her with all of us. R.I.P. Nancy Jo. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ߙϰߒ”

Barbara Jones January 5, 2021 at 4:08 am - Reply

Carsey, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweetheart, Nancy Jo.. I am deeply saddened. She was so kind and precious. Everybody will miss her; she was loved by everyone. Please express my thoughts to your children, Cindy, Mitzi and Scott, and family. Hugs to all of you!!! And, to sweet, Mary Frank.

Venessa Morton January 5, 2021 at 4:10 am - Reply

To the family
I had the pleasure of getting to know this family many years ago. Nancy Jo was kind, friendly and always had a smile on her face. She supported the community. She will truly be missed. Prayers go out to the family.

MaryGail Anderson January 5, 2021 at 5:14 am - Reply

I had a conversation not too long ago with Mrs Nancy Jo. I enjoyed her wit and wisdom very much. We were speaking about a topic that she was very close to and passionate about and she made me realize that it was super important regardless of how busy someone is to take the time and effort to provide the care and give of yourself, regardless of the cost, to do right by people. Prayers for all of the family (especially Morgan, Josh and the girls) and prayers for our fellow Realtors who not only called her Broker, but also friend.

Debbye Harrison January 5, 2021 at 7:28 am - Reply

Scott, so sorry abt your mom. Sweetest and kindest lady I’ve ever known. Hugs to all the family. Lost my mom 3yrs ago. Still haven’t gotten use to her not being here.

Bill Taylor January 5, 2021 at 2:11 pm - Reply

Dear Martin Family,
This is the type of news no one wants to hear. Especially about someone held in high regard in the community. Nancy Jo Martin was one of those people who you could not help but admire and respect the moment that you met her. May she Rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon her..

Mildred Cornwell January 5, 2021 at 4:17 pm - Reply

So So Sorry. A Wonderful Person. Will Be Missed.

Love Mildred

Nancy Daigler-Sack January 5, 2021 at 4:27 pm - Reply

Scott and Amanda Martin and Family-
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom.
Many prayers, Nancy Daigler-Sack

Jerry Spears January 5, 2021 at 5:57 pm - Reply

Prayers for Carsey and Family. . Nancy Jo was a lovely and beautiful lady. Always a smile and kind words for everyone.. Will be truly missed. Jerry & Shirley Spears….Sarah Neighbors

Melissa Gulley January 5, 2021 at 6:32 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear of the death of Nancy Jo. She was always so pleasant and a bright light in the community. I know all the family is heartbroken and will miss her daily . Scott, you and your family are especially on my heart today. Blessings to Mr Carsey and all the family

Danny and Angie Bir January 6, 2021 at 3:48 pm - Reply

To all the family , Danny and I are very sorry and so sad . Just know we are thinking about you all and will keep you in our prayers. What brief times over the years that I got to talk to Nacy Jo only made me want to be around her more. What a kind hearted person she was .

Rick and Linda Murphy January 5, 2021 at 8:25 pm - Reply

Carsey and family, so sorry for your loss. We will miss coming by and talking to you both on the back porch. She was such a wonderful neighbor and a kind and gracious person.

Mary Price Canter Bennett January 5, 2021 at 8:40 pm - Reply

I remember Nancy Jo on the Gallatin High School Basketball team. I remember her sweet, outgoing personality as long as she lived. When my 21 year old son died in a car wreck, Nancy Jo sent me cards for months afterward, usually one a week. I’ve known her through real estate and admired the devotion her agents had for her. It wasn’t just a successful business, it was a family. Carsey, Cindi, and family I know you will miss her until you see her again. May God comfort you during your time of grief.

Alice Owen Tabor January 5, 2021 at 8:49 pm - Reply

There aren't enough words to express how sad I am for this loss to all who knew my loving, kind, and gracious friend. I'm sad as I will never get to see you again on this earth but I will see you in heaven. My prayers are with Carsey and the family.

Wayne and Rita Ligon January 5, 2021 at 10:38 pm - Reply

We were saddened to hear this news. Wayne has fond memories of family gatherings at Granny and Grandad Ligon’s home. He visited her the last time we came to Gallatin.

Susan McDowell January 10, 2021 at 12:22 am - Reply

Wayne and Rita, Susan Here – so glad that you knew about Jo. Would love to be in touch. My phone# is 615-504–6533. Please call.

Donna Hunter Brenzie January 6, 2021 at 1:45 am - Reply

People like Nancy Jo are truly rare. She was such a beautiful lady. May all your beautiful loving memories comfort you. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

Kim (Butts) Bay January 6, 2021 at 4:44 am - Reply

My broken heart is with all of you. I can’t begin to express how sorry I am. She was a beautiful, classy lady and made everything around her more beautiful. My thoughts, prayers and love is with you all, especially Carsey, Cindy, Mitzi & Scott.

Sue Alexander January 6, 2021 at 6:38 pm - Reply

I am so sorry for the loss you all are experiencing. Carsey, you had a great wife, and kids, you had a great mother. She was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all,

Sue Alexander

Brenda and Ernie Clarke January 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm - Reply

So sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for all of you.

Amanda Lamberth January 7, 2021 at 4:12 am - Reply

Cindy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for you and your family.

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Lana Flynn January 7, 2021 at 4:16 pm - Reply

Carsey, I am so sad by the loss of your precious wife and partner in life. You two had a beautiful love story. My heart breaks for you and your family ♥️♥️♥️

Wanda Jones January 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm - Reply

So Sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy Jo. She was always a classy, beautiful lady, inside and out! She was God’s Angel on Earth – always helping others! Now, she will be with God in heaven! (Nancy Jo and Daddy can now enjoy their time together in heaven!) Nancy Jo will be dearly missed my all. God Bless the family! Cindy, Mitzi, and Scott will miss their devoted Mother, and Carsey will miss his loving wife. Prayers to all for only the good memories! Love to All with my Sincere Regrets!

Lisa (Snow) Carter January 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm - Reply

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all your memories of your Mom. Growing up I considered her like a second mom to me and am very saddened to hear of her passing.

Bonnie Carter January 7, 2021 at 11:04 pm - Reply

Nancy Jo was a Classy Southern Lady and Good to the bone. I cherish my memory of our long friendship. She loved the Lord, she loved Carsey and their Family, she loved the whole Community and the whole Community loved her.
Carsey, be strong. May God's Peace and Courage hover over you and Cindy, Mitzi and Scott. Y'all are definitely in my prayers.

Ted Hill January 9, 2021 at 12:50 am - Reply

So sorry to hear. I was privileged to be her and Carsey’s doctor for a period of time. They were supportive of me despite my hard nosed advice. I am grateful for them both and my condolences are with their loved ones. Nancy will be missed. May her memories be a blessing .

Sue Carr January 11, 2021 at 6:32 pm - Reply

Just read of the passing of Nancy Jo.
I always enjoyed talking with her. Kenneth and I are sending you our deepest sympathy to Carsie and all the family.
Sue and Kenneth Carr

Evelyn Dallas January 12, 2021 at 4:13 pm - Reply

When I think of Nancy Jo, I just see that always-smiling face–inside and out, a beautiful lady with a gentle grace–the world is now a darker place.

Ron Hosse January 14, 2021 at 6:58 pm - Reply

I was very sad to hear about Nancy Jo's passing. She was a role model for all who knew her. I am praying for the family in their time of grief.

Cam Crutcher January 15, 2021 at 5:50 pm - Reply

Thank you, Nancy Jo, for being someone we could all look up to.

You were a loyal friend and superb businessperson.

Gallatin has truly lost an icon.

Elizabeth Molteni January 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm - Reply

To the entire and wonderful Martin family, I would like to extend my sincere condolences and prayers. Nancy Jo was one of my favorite cousins. I looked up to her as I was the youngest of the Ligon cousins. But then later, as I got older, I forgot there was any age difference since she was so beautiful and young looking, vivacious, energetic, happy and so so kind to me. I know she will be missed by many friends and family and will be welcomed in heaven by our wonderful family members who went before her.

Beth Molteni January 17, 2021 at 9:28 pm - Reply

The message above is from Beth Ligon Molteni. You may not recognize my name as Elizabeth Molteni.

Bill Kirby March 2, 2021 at 10:52 pm - Reply

Carsey so sorry to hear about Nancy Jo. She was a dear friend growing up in the our gang era. We were playmates over on Trimble Street. She was an unusual person with a big heart. You guys represent a true love story that's lasted a lifetime. Lot of fond memories she and singlehandedly built an underground tunnel on the property of the Monroe Brooks family.

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