Nancy Marie Outland Herring

Nancy Marie Outland Herring

July 17, 2022, 95, Goldsboro –

Nancy Marie Outland Herring of Goldsboro died on July 17, 2022, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She was the last surviving child of the late Benjamin and Jane Little Outland. She was 95 years old.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 23, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service celebrating Marie’s life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Andy Rose and Rev. LuAnn Charlton officiating. Interment will be on Sunday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

After graduating from New Hope High School in 1943, Marie attended Crumpler’s Secretarial School of Goldsboro. She retired from the Wayne County School System after serving as bookkeeper for 22 years.

She was a member of Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church since Sept. 1947. She served on the Administrative Board in different capacities for many years and held different offices in the United Methodist Women. She taught Sunday School in the children’s department for 20 years. Later, she was active in the Senior Adult Sunday School class as well as the Senior Citizens group, helping to organize trips for them for several years.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Benjamin Earl Herring, Sr., an infant daughter, June Marie, an infant son, Robert Lyn, and her siblings Mildred Cato, Chester Outland, Jim Outland, Lois Newman, Virginia Slate, Benjamin Ralph Outland, Edna Earle Lane, and Betsy Brown. She is survived by her two sons, Benjamin Earl Herring, Jr. of Topsail Beach, NC, and Brian Lee Herring (Roger Adkins) of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

The family wish to extend our deepest appreciation to the staff of Brookdale Berkeley Blvd. The exquisite love and care you showed Marie during her time there will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Daniels Chapel, 2802 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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