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NANCY LOUISE COX MINSKY

Mrs. Nancy Louise Cox Minsky, 78, of Savannah, Georgia, faithful and loving widow of the Reverend Dr. Barry Joel Minsky, died and went to be with the Lord God Jehovah whom she served all of her life, on Sunday morning, October 3, 2021, at Healing Hearts Assisted Living in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Ronald Atmore Cox and the late Desna May Boyd Cox. The Lord saved Nancy when she was young, and above all, Nancy was a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nancy was a very talented pianist, songwriter, playwright, and vocalist. She used her talents to write Christian music and plays that were played and performed all over the world and translated into several different languages. Nancy married Barry when she was nineteen, and they were active in ministry their whole lives. She was a home missionary with Friends of Israel, a pastor’s wife in several civilian churches, and an Army chaplain’s wife on military posts in the U.S. and Europe. Wherever she was, she used her gifts to minister to those around her. Nancy said that God has given us a beautiful world and many blessings, but they pale in comparison to the privilege that we have of sharing God’s Word with the people who are living around us.

Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Lynne Minsky Rossman and her husband, Charles, of Sierra Vista, Arizona; two sons, Paul David Minsky and his wife, Jeanne, of Newfield, New Jersey, Joel Mark Minsky and his wife, Sandy, of Belton, South Carolina; eleven grandchildren, Rachel Poor and her husband, Mark, David Minsky, Joy Arteaga and her husband Leonel, Kristen Minsky, Emily Minsky, Sara Minsky, Jeff Wils, Matthew Rossman, Charity Devine and her husband Daniel, Jesse Rossman and Rebekah Rossman; two great-grand children, Katie Poor and Emma Poor, and one sister-in-law, Joan Minsky of Chicago, Illinois.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 11th from 4:00-6:00 in the evening at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 12th, at 11:00 in the morning, at Quacco Baptist Church – 215 Quacco Rd., conducted by The Reverend Gary Bradham.  Interment will be at 2:00pm in Beaufort National Cemetery.

Remembrances – Gideon Bible Society/ Memorial Bibles – https://www.sendtheword.org or P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214-0800.

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  1. Linda Futrell says:

    Nancy meant so much to our family. Met her and Barry when they were at Victory Baptist Church,he was preaching and Nancy wrote music and plays for the membership. She was at They attended Birthdays, baby showers,visited shutins,helped who ever and whenever they could. She was lost when Barry passed, but they are together again, in the presence of Jesus. Thank you Nancy, for being a kind and loving person. May God comfort her loved ones. With deepest sympathy, the Lair Family.

  2. Tracey Sapp says:

    Miss Nancy, our meeting was truly a divine connection by God. You blessed me in so many ways and so I will never forget you. Is is because of you I remember to breathe deeply when singing as you consistently reminded, “take a deep breath, dear”; or when I’m meeting someone in the store, I witness as I watched you tell everyone we met about the Goodness of Jesus! My heart is three-fold as I miss you already, so I’m a little sad at time, but there a Merriness as I can hear you quote. “A merry heart is like medicine” and there is some Joy too as I know you are in the presence of our Savior and you are with your Barry again. I love you and I promise I won’t ever forget you!! Your friend, Tracey

  3. Kenny Grant says:

    Mrs. Nancy Minsky was a talented and wonderful woman. She loved her God and used her considerable gifts to glorify Him. I felt so honored to have had the opportunity to know her and Dr. Minsky. I was also humbled by the fact that she felt that God had chosen me to be her pastor at the close of life. I am so sorry fir your loss, but feel sure that you are rejoicing that she is with the Lord and Brother Barry. I truly wish that I could be present for the home going service. Pastor Kenny

  4. Tom Day says:

    Debbie and family, I was stationed with Barry and Nancy in the military and they were gracious and talented. Glad to know them as friends and praying for you and your family as you remember Nancy and Barry during this time of loss. Happy to know they are together with the Lord. May God’s love, comfort, peace and encouragement surround you today and each day in the future. Tom and Susan Day

  5. Ron & Pearl Beaupre says:

    Barry and Nancy were such wonderful ambassadors for our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know there was rejoicing in Heaven upon Nancy’s arrival. Barry was there to welcome her home.

    We were blessed to meet them while they were stationed at Hunter and continued our relationship. They were customers at the Fairmont Restaurant and they were a joy to be around.

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