Nannie Lou ‘Peggy’ Potts Sparks

Published 7:47 am Monday, September 6, 2021

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Mrs. Nannie Lou “Peggy” Potts Sparks, 85, of Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born on Oct.6, 1935 in Davie County to the late Harvey McKinley and Cora Lucille Bailey Potts.

She worked at Hanes Hosiery for many years and was a retired school bus driver and cafeteria worker for the Davie County School System. Mrs. Sparks was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her faith was strong, and she was quick to share her beliefs. She was a caregiver. At an early age, she cared for her siblings, and her father when her mother was sick. She shared special summers with her grandchildren and niece, Dana, as they were growing up. She took care of her mother in her later years. Mrs. Sparks was a proud left-hander, loved to travel with her family and was a wonderful homemaker. She was known for her chicken and dumplings, spaghetti, red velvet cake, cherry pie, and egg custard pie. Mrs. Sparks knew how to make others feel at ease and welcomed new friends with a smile.

She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Debra Sparks Crotts; sisters, Dot Carter and Belinda Potts; and brothers, Billy Potts, Doug Potts and Terry Potts.

Survivors: her husband of 66 years, Bobby Gene Sparks of the home; a brother, Luther Potts (Hilda); a son-in-law, Richard Crotts; grandchildren, Mark Crotts (Meggan Suggs), Beth Westmoreland (Jody), Brandi Akinade (Sam); an honorary grandchild, Wesley Potts (Heather); great-grandchildren, Mason Westmoreland, Logan Westmoreland, Ethan Akinade, Ruby Westmoreland, and Isabell Akinade; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 in Cornatzer Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Darren Crotts officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at Eaton Funeral Home. The family requests that attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorials: Brenner Children’s Hospital,  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, 27157.