NANCY L. BROSIUS

Nancy went peacefully to her eternal home on Monday, March 20 after a long and courageous battle with gastroesophageal cancer. She was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Susan and Douglas Bannerman and the oldest of four children. She is predeceased by her mother, father, and sister Linda. Her brother Robert Bannerman lives in North Carolina and youngest sister, Kathleen Bannerman, lives in Los Angeles. Nancy graduated from A. I. DuPont High School in 1961 and went on to earn a B.S. in Chemistry from Beloit College in 1965. She worked as a laboratory technologist in Chicago before returning to Wilmington where she worked for several years as a patent chemist for Hercules.

Nancy’s greatest blessings were the love of her life, Art (Arthur) Brosius, their two children, and five wonderful grandchildren. Art and Nancy were married on April 19, 1969. Her son Artie and his wife Missy live in Aurora, IL with their two sons, Jordan and Harrison. Her daughter Courtenay and husband Denny live in Wilmington with their three children, Gabe, Christian and Naomi. Nancy loved her family and cherished times when they could be all together.

Nancy loved serving the Lord at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church where she worked for over twelve years as an administrative assistant, volunteered on the building committee, sang in the choir and a small ensemble, played the hand bells and was the wedding hostess. She also enjoyed being on the leadership team of Bible Study Fellowship for many years. Her interests included needlework, reading, gardening, and golden retrievers. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and had a special gift for entertaining. Nancy valued friendship, working hard to keep up with old friends, and making new ones wherever she went.


Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church (BVBC); visitation at 9 am, followed by a service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to BVBC (music fund or building fund), Delaware Hospice or the Fox Chase Cancer Center.