Nancy Corinne Gibson Witt, 89, passed away at her home in Mount Pleasant, Texas on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Born December 1, 1931, in McKinney, Texas, she was the second daughter and the youngest child of Lee Roy Gibson and Mary Melton Gibson. After graduating from Highland Park High School in 1949, she attended Baylor University for one year and subsequently returned to Dallas where she graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1952. While a student in Dallas, she met Bradley Witt, a young dentist in training. They married in 1953 and enjoyed over 60 years of marriage together.
In 1955, the Witts, along with their young son Jim, moved to Mount Pleasant where Dr. Witt joined his father in the practice of dentistry. Two more children were added to the family after moving to Mount Pleasant. Nancy devoted herself to raising her children and was very involved serving as Cub Scout leader, Brownie leader, and home room mother. Passionate about teaching especially at her church, she taught every age group from young children to the oldest ladies class at First Baptist Church. These were especially sweet years to her. She also taught World History at Mount Pleasant High School enjoying her students as well as making lasting friendships with fellow teachers.
Nancy enjoyed serving as a board member of Mount Pleasant Public Library for many years and as a tutor for Adult Education in several subjects. She also was a long-time member of the Jr. Delphian Club.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, L.R. Gibson, Jr, and her sister, Dorothy Gibson Blankenship. Her husband, Dr. Bradley Witt, died in 2014.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Alyson Witt of Garland and Gary and Arlene Witt of Doylestown PA; daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Kerry Wootten of Mount Pleasant; by her grandchildren Christine Wootten of Mount Pleasant, Sarah and Josh Stagg of Wichita Falls, and Bradley John Witt of Greensboro, NC; her pride and joy, great-grandson Luke William Stagg of Wichita Falls. Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Nancy Gibson of Dallas; nieces Linda Gibson Stephens of Dallas and Sally Witt Shelton of Tuscola, TX; nephews Bill Blankenship of Dallas, Steve Blankenship of Atlanta, GA, Lee Gibson of Tyler, and Robert Gibson of Dallas; special cousins Carolyn Fitz-Gerald of Dallas and Virginia Betterton of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The family is grateful to her dedicated caregivers Deanna Williams, Elena Avila, Janice Conatser, JoAnn Hammonds, Ocie Thompson, Ruth Deal, and Wendy Moreland, and to the staff of Chambers Hospice.
Burial will be Saturday, February 27 at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 9:30 followed by a celebration of life service at 11:00 at First Baptist Church. Memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan’s Purse or First Baptist Church.
Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com