Mrs. Pace was a native of Atlanta and had made her home in Jones County for the last 66 years. She was the daughter of the late Vashti Venturia Arthur Lazenby and John Roy Lazenby, and was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Jenkins.
Mrs. Pace made it her life goal to help others. A statement to her character, she was named Jones County Citizen of the Year on two separate occasions. She was involved in many organizations, including the Lions Club of Jones County, where she served many positions (in 2012, the Nancy Pace Scholarship Fund was set up in honor of her hard work as a volunteer); Beta Sigma Pi; Gray Station Better Hometown, where she was the vendor coordinator for the Day Lily Festival since 2004; and many other capacities. She also served many years on the board of Keep Jones Beautiful. Mrs. Pace was an active grandmother, helping with Little League Baseball and reading in her grandchildren’s elementary school classes. She was a member of Haddock Baptist Church and had attended Clinton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Pace; son, Michael Pace of California; daughters, Lisa (Mark) Smith of Gray, Michelle (Billy) Chambers of Gray, and Jan (Ken) Watson of Macon; grandchildren, Steven (Emily) Pace, Will Chambers, Eli Watson, Jacob Watson, Tyler Smith and Wyatt Smith; great-grandchildren, Ansleigh and Ashlynne Williams and Hunter Pace; brother, Bob (Claudia) Lazenby; niece, Robyn (Wayne) Edy; nephew, Robert (Jennifer) Shane Lazenby; and other nieces, nephews, and beloved family members.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville has charge of arrangements. Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneralhome.net.