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Margaert Nash, Honorary Louisville Seminary Life Trustee, Dies

by Chris Wooton | May 01, 2017

Former Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary trustee Margaret Ann Boisen Nash died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. She was 88 years old. Margie, as she was known to everyone, served on Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees from 1979 to 1991. When she rotated off the board, she was made an honorary life trustee. Her son, Joseph Nash, is a current Louisville Seminary trustee.

Nash was born March 4, 1929, in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Central High School in Memphis and earned her undergraduate degree from Southwestern (Rhodes) College in Memphis. She completed all of the requirements to receive a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina but opted to say “yes” to a marriage proposal instead.

For the 64 years that Nash was married and lived in Greenville, she was a loving wife and mother, accomplished pianist, avid bridge player, devoted community volunteer, and an active member of the Greenville Junior Auxiliary, Garden Club, Presbyterian Women, and Friends of Mississippi Public Broadcasting. For more than 40 years, she taught Sunday school at First Presbyterian Church. In 1985, Nash received the Rhodes College Distinguished Alum Award, and in 2007 she received the Lifetime Contribution to the Arts Award in Greenville.

Nash is survived by her husband, Jere B. Nash, Jr. of Greenville; three sons, Jere Nash III (Holly Wagner) of Jackson, Louis Nash (Rose) of Oxford, Mississippi, and Joseph Nash of Greenville; and three grandchildren, Oliver Nash of Jackson, and Sarah and Bo Nash of Oxford. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Graves Boisen, who died in 1983.

Funeral services for Margaret Nash will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville with Dr. William Robert Sharman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nate Adams, Jim Bell, Parker England, Billy Percy, Charlie Tindall and Sam Young. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boone’s Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Mississippi, or to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville.
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