NATHANIEL “NAY” EVERETT FLEMING answered God’s call to eternal rest and peace on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was born to the late Ben Fleming and Susie Ann Watson Fleming on November 4, 1950, in Halifax County, North Carolina.
During his early life, he professed faith in Christ, was baptized, and became a member of the South Street Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System, and he graduated from the former McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina, with the class of 1968.
“Nay” was a fun-loving, kind, and caring person who enjoyed playing cards, riding out, and sitting on the porch. He loved his family and will be forever remembered and truly missed by everyone whose life he touched in so many special ways.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ben O. Fleming and Jasper Watson; and his sister, Autry May.
Those remaining to treasure the precious memory of his life and to share in the joys of the times spent together are his two loving and devoted sisters, Portia Tabron (Deet) and Mylue Fleming of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two caring brothers, Glen Fleming of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Henry Fleming (Betty) of Graham, NC; a host of nieces and nephews who adored their “Uncle Nay”; other relatives and friends including his very best friends, Josephine and Evelyn Hockaday, and Mary Watson; his dedicated caretaker, Jasmine Demming, and they called each other “Blue Cheese”; and the children he had a part in raising, Faye, Freddie, and Sidney Robinson, and Cedric Carter.
“Nay” leaves a lasting memory with all those who knew and loved him. Although we may weep today, we must also rejoice knowing that he has gained his beautiful wings and found peace and comfort in the arms of the Lord.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, 215 US 158, Littleton, NC. Bishop Wayne Welch will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Love of God Church of Christ Cemetery, Thelma Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC.