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Carleace Nunnally

April 28, 1942 ~ July 18, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

On July 18, 2020, Carleace Nunnally was released from her years’ long, cruel battle with Alzheimers to join her loved ones in heaven.   Those include her beloved husband, Glen Nunnally, her parents, Fannie Mae and Shannon Watson, and brother Kenny Watson.   Left to honor her memory are her children, Allyson Nunnally and Shannon Nunnally (Melissa); grandchildren Karlee Nunnally (Shay Frazier), Cole Lambert and Kenzie Nunnally; sister Sandi Falkenhagen (Brent), and nephews Brett (Javier Garza) and Chas Falkenhagen. (Erin Lockridge).   Considered as family are her two “bestest” friends, Dottie Amerson and Becky Davis Power.  Carleace  grew up in the Woodlawn area, where, at 14, she met a cute, fun guy named Glen Nunnally.  He was immediately smitten with her, and with her mother’s cooking.  They married in September of 1960, ‘Leace’s senior year at Woodlawn High School.  Glen was in the Navy Reserves and soon was serving on a destroyer based in the Mediterranean at the height of the Cold War.  They exchanged letters every single day, even after he returned stateside to the Charleston Naval Base in South Carolina.  Over the next two years or more, every weekend, without fail and regardless of weather conditions, Glen hitchhiked to Birmingham and back to be with his best girl.  That stalwart devotion to each other was emblematic throughout their 25-year marriage.  Early on, they became active members of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church in Roebuck, where friendships were formed that have lasted a lifetime -- and now, beyond.  For over 50 years, many of those Wilson Chapel friends and a few select others have gathered every month to share a meal and the joys and sorrows of life’s experiences. Glen and Carleace made their home in Huffman.  Glen had enrolled in the fledgling UAB, earning a B.S. degree and being elected the first president of the SGA .  He also won the first Sneaky Pete’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which, to him, ranked right up there with a college degree and a Student Government presidency.  Carleace was a fastidious housekeeper, snazzy dresser with perfect hair and makeup, and a fabulous cook who loved to entertain.  Allyson’s and Shannon’s friends considered the Nunnally household their own.   There was always a crowd of young folks coming in and out, and Carleace didn’t hesitate to keep them in line.  In the 70s, Glen and Carleace made the bold decision to start their own business, Nunnally Maintenance & Equipment.   They successfully ran it together until a cold February day in 1985 when Glen died suddenly while on a job in Oklahoma.  Carleace found herself a widow at 42.   But she was smart, tough, and with a strong faith and a lot of support from a cadre of family and friends, she kept the company going for several years.  In 1993, Carleace moved to Hoover.  After retiring from Hoover City Schools, she enjoyed  lots of travels and adventures with family and friends, until Alzheimers’s began to steal her away in bits and pieces.  With Allyson as primary caretaker, ‘Leace tried her best to hang on to her memory and dignity for as long as she could.   Now she is healed and happy and whole again, dressed to the nines and ready for her next adventure with Glen. Our family is indebted to the caregivers and administrators of Country Cottages in Hoover, which has been Carleace’s home for almost a year, and to Matthew Dodson of Amedysis Hospice.  A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 22nd.   Beginning at 5:30 that evening, A Celebration of a Special Life will be held at Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35206.  Masks and social distancing are required.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, PO Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 (www.alzca.org),  or Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, 35206, or to a charity of your choice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 18, 2020, Carleace Nunnally was released from her years’ long, cruel battle with Alzheimers to join her loved ones in heaven.   Those include her beloved husband, Glen Nunnally, her parents, Fannie Mae and Shannon Watson, and brother Kenny Watson.   Left to honor her memory are her children, Allyson Nunnally and Shannon Nunnally (Melissa); grandchildren Karlee Nunnally (Shay Frazier), Cole Lambert and Kenzie Nunnally; sister Sandi Falkenhagen (Brent), and nephews Brett (Javier Garza) and Chas Falkenhagen. (Erin Lockridge).   Considered as family are her two “bestest” friends, Dottie Amerson and Becky Davis Power.  Carleace  grew up in the Woodlawn area, where, at 14, she met a cute, fun guy named Glen Nunnally.  He was immediately smitten with her, and with her mother’s cooking.  They married in September of 1960, ‘Leace’s senior year at Woodlawn High School.  Glen was in the Navy Reserves and soon was serving on a destroyer based in the Mediterranean at the height of the Cold War.  They exchanged letters every single day, even after he returned stateside to the Charleston Naval Base in South Carolina.  Over the next two years or more, every weekend, without fail and regardless of weather conditions, Glen hitchhiked to Birmingham and back to be with his best girl.  That stalwart devotion to each other was emblematic throughout their 25-year marriage.  Early on, they became active members of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church in Roebuck, where friendships were formed that have lasted a lifetime -- and now, beyond.  For over 50 years, many of those Wilson Chapel friends and a few select others have gathered every month to share a meal and the joys and sorrows of life’s experiences. Glen and Carleace made their home in Huffman.  Glen had enrolled in the fledgling UAB, earning a B.S. degree and being elected the first president of the SGA .  He also won the first Sneaky Pete’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which, to him, ranked right up there with a college degree and a Student Government presidency.  Carleace was a fastidious housekeeper, snazzy dresser with perfect hair and makeup, and a fabulous cook who loved to entertain.  Allyson’s and Shannon’s friends considered the Nunnally household their own.   There was always a crowd of young folks coming in and out, and Carleace didn’t hesitate to keep them in line.  In the 70s, Glen and Carleace made the bold decision to start their own business, Nunnally Maintenance & Equipment.   They successfully ran it together until a cold February day in 1985 when Glen died suddenly while on a job in Oklahoma.  Carleace found herself a widow at 42.   But she was smart, tough, and with a strong faith and a lot of support from a cadre of family and friends, she kept the company going for several years.  In 1993, Carleace moved to Hoover.  After retiring from Hoover City Schools, she enjoyed  lots of travels and adventures with family and friends, until Alzheimers’s began to steal her away in bits and pieces.  With Allyson as primary caretaker, ‘Leace tried her best to hang on to her memory and dignity for as long as she could.   Now she is healed and happy and whole again, dressed to the nines and ready for her next adventure with Glen. Our family is indebted to the caregivers and administrators of Country Cottages in Hoover, which has been Carleace’s home for almost a year, and to Matthew Dodson of Amedysis Hospice.  A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 22nd.   Beginning at 5:30 that evening, A Celebration of a Special Life will be held at Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35206.  Masks and social distancing are required.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, PO Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 (www.alzca.org),  or Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, 35206, or to a charity of your choice. 

 

 

On July 18, 2020, Carleace Nunnally was released from her years’ long, cruel battle with Alzheimers to join her loved ones in heaven.   Those include her beloved husband, Glen Nunnally, her parents, Fannie Mae and Shannon Watson, and brother Kenny Watson.   Left to honor her memory are her children, Allyson Nunnally and Shannon Nunnally (Melissa); grandchildren Karlee Nunnally (Shay Frazier), Cole Lambert and Kenzie Nunnally; sister Sandi Falkenhagen (Brent), and nephews Brett (Javier Garza) and Chas Falkenhagen. (Erin Lockridge).   Considered as family are her two “bestest” friends, Dottie Amerson and Becky Davis Power.  Carleace  grew up in the Woodlawn area, where, at 14, she met a cute, fun guy named Glen Nunnally.  He was immediately smitten with her, and with her mother’s cooking.  They married in September of 1960, ‘Leace’s senior year at Woodlawn High School.  Glen was in the Navy Reserves and soon was serving on a destroyer based in the Mediterranean at the height of the Cold War.  They exchanged letters every single day, even after he returned stateside to the Charleston Naval Base in South Carolina.  Over the next two years or more, every weekend, without fail and regardless of weather conditions, Glen hitchhiked to Birmingham and back to be with his best girl.  That stalwart devotion to each other was emblematic throughout their 25-year marriage.  Early on, they became active members of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church in Roebuck, where friendships were formed that have lasted a lifetime -- and now, beyond.  For over 50 years, many of those Wilson Chapel friends and a few select others have gathered every month to share a meal and the joys and sorrows of life’s experiences. Glen and Carleace made their home in Huffman.  Glen had enrolled in the fledgling UAB, earning a B.S. degree and being elected the first president of the SGA .  He also won the first Sneaky Pete’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which, to him, ranked right up there with a college degree and a Student Government presidency.  Carleace was a fastidious housekeeper, snazzy dresser with perfect hair and makeup, and a fabulous cook who loved to entertain.  Allyson’s and Shannon’s friends considered the Nunnally household their own.   There was always a crowd of young folks coming in and out, and Carleace didn’t hesitate to keep them in line.  In the 70s, Glen and Carleace made the bold decision to start their own business, Nunnally Maintenance & Equipment.   They successfully ran it together until a cold February day in 1985 when Glen died suddenly while on a job in Oklahoma.  Carleace found herself a widow at 42.   But she was smart, tough, and with a strong faith and a lot of support from a cadre of family and friends, she kept the company going for several years.  In 1993, Carleace moved to Hoover.  After retiring from Hoover City Schools, she enjoyed  lots of travels and adventures with family and friends, until Alzheimers’s began to steal her away in bits and pieces.  With Allyson as primary caretaker, ‘Leace tried her best to hang on to her memory and dignity for as long as she could.   Now she is healed and happy and whole again, dressed to the nines and ready for her next adventure with Glen. Our family is indebted to the caregivers and administrators of Country Cottages in Hoover, which has been Carleace’s home for almost a year, and to Matthew Dodson of Amedysis Hospice.  A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 22nd.   Beginning at 5:30 that evening, A Celebration of a Special Life will be held at Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35206.  Masks and social distancing are required.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, PO Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 (www.alzca.org),  or Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, 35206, or to a charity of your choice. 

 

 

On July 18, 2020, Carleace Nunnally was released from her years’ long, cruel battle with Alzheimer’s to join her loved ones in heaven.   Those include her beloved husband, Glen Nunnally, her parents, Fannie Mae and Shannon Watson, and brother Kenny Watson.   Left to honor her memory are her children, Allyson Nunnally and Shannon Nunnally (Melissa); grandchildren Karlee Nunnally (Shay Frazier), Cole Lambert and Kenzie Nunnally; sister Sandi Falkenhagen (Brent), and nephews Brett (Javier Garza) and Chas Falkenhagen. (Erin Lockridge).   Considered as family are her two “bestest” friends, Dottie Amerson and Becky Davis Power.  Carleace grew up in the Woodlawn area, where, at 14, she met a cute, fun guy named Glen Nunnally.  He was immediately smitten with her, and with her mother’s cooking.  They married in September of 1960, ‘Leace’s senior year at Woodlawn High School.  Glen was in the Navy Reserves and soon was serving on a destroyer based in the Mediterranean at the height of the Cold War.  They exchanged letters every single day, even after he returned stateside to the Charleston Naval Base in South Carolina.  Over the next two years or more, every weekend, without fail and regardless of weather conditions, Glen hitchhiked to Birmingham and back to be with his best girl.  That stalwart devotion to each other was emblematic throughout their 25-year marriage.  Early on, they became active members of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church in Roebuck, where friendships were formed that have lasted a lifetime -- and now, beyond.  For over 50 years, many of those Wilson Chapel friends and a few select others have gathered every month to share a meal and the joys and sorrows of life’s experiences. Glen and Carleace made their home in Huffman.  Glen had enrolled in the fledgling UAB, earning a B.S. degree and being elected the first president of the SGA .  He also won the first Sneaky Pete’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which, to him, ranked right up there with a college degree and a Student Government presidency.  Carleace was a fastidious housekeeper, snazzy dresser with perfect hair and makeup, and a fabulous cook who loved to entertain.  Allyson’s and Shannon’s friends considered the Nunnally household their own.   There was always a crowd of young folks coming in and out, and Carleace didn’t hesitate to keep them in line.  In the 70s, Glen and Carleace made the bold decision to start their own business, Nunnally Maintenance & Equipment.   They successfully ran it together until a cold February day in 1985 when Glen died suddenly while on a job in Oklahoma.  Carleace found herself a widow at 42.   But she was smart, tough, and with a strong faith and a lot of support from a cadre of family and friends, she kept the company going for several years.  In 1993, Carleace moved to Hoover.  After retiring from Hoover City Schools, she enjoyed lots of travels and adventures with family and friends, until Alzheimer’s began to steal her away in bits and pieces.  With Allyson as primary caretaker, ‘Leace tried her best to hang on to her memory and dignity for as long as she could.   Now she is healed and happy and whole again, dressed to the nines and ready for her next adventure with Glen. Our family is indebted to the caregivers and administrators of Country Cottages in Hoover, which has been Carleace’s home for almost a year, and to Matthew Dodson of Amedysis Hospice.  A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 22nd.   Beginning at 5:30 that evening, A Celebration of a Special Life will be held at Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35206.  Masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, PO Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201 (www.alzca.org),  or Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, 412 Cumberland Drive, Birmingham, 35206, or to a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Memorial Service
Wednesday
July 22, 2020

5:30 PM
Wilson’s Chapel UMC
412 Cumberland Drive
Birmingham, AL 35206

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