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India Sluss Dancy, 90, of Abbs Valley passed away at her home on Sunday, May 21, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Jesus took her by the hand and said "Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of the Lord. Welcome home!"
She was born on July 5, 1926 to the late James Rages Sluss and Rena Ellen Bowman Sluss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Lloyd Dancy, Sr , her son Harold Lloyd Dancy, Jr, her granddaughter, Tammy Kaye Boone, her grandson, John David Dancy. Her four sisters, Pearl Jennings, Belle Henegar, Frances Cullop, and Minnie Bauguess. Her four brothers, Roy, Jack, Albert and Ivy Sluss. She was the last surviving sibling of her immediate family.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debbie Boone and husband Michael of Abbs Valley. Her daughter-in-law Ella Mae Dancy of Walkertown, NC, her grandchildren, Michelle Boone, Shawn Boone and wife Amy of Abbs Valley, Angie Fairchild and husband Jessie, Melissa West and husband Craig of Walkertown, NC. Great grandchildren Christopher, Brianna, Lauren, and Logan Boone, Courtenie Hensley, Braxton and Gavin Fairchild, Owen and Faith West. Great great grandchildren, Ryker Gerber Boone and Charlie Canterbury. A host of nieces and nephews and special friend, Connie Murphy.
She was a graduate of Pocahontas High School, received her Certified Nursing Assistant from Southwest Community College, worked at General Instruments, Pyott Boone and Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens. She was a member of Christ First United Methodist Church in Abbs Valley where she had served on the council board, was a lay speaker and lay leader, Historian Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, President and Treasurer of Christ First Womens. She was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord, her family, her church family, and her friends. She was known as a second Mom and Maw Maw Dancy in the community where she was always helping others. She loved to write poems, and spend time with her family and friends.
Funeral services to celebrate her life will be at Christ First United Methodist Church in Abbs Valley on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm with visitation starting at 12:00 pm with Pastor Carlos Hess and her grandson, Pastor Shawn Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens on Bluefield Tazewell Rd. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Christopher Boone, Shawn Boone, Craig West, Owen West, Jessie Fairchild, Gavin Fairchild. Honoray pallbearers will be Logan Boone and Braxton Fairchild.
The family would like to thank Helping Hands Hospice of Claypool Hill, especially Beth Beard for their care and compassion.
The Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, VA is serving the Dancy family.
For more information, or to have the funeral home pass along your condolences, visit www.RodriguezFuneral.com.
Published on May 22, 2017
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