Nancy Fleming celebrates 100th birthday

Published 8:42 am Friday, January 5, 2024

Mrs. Nancy Fleming, who has lived on Sycamore Street her entire life, celebrated her 100th birthday Friday, Jan. 5.
Mrs. Fleming is the widow of John Fleming, former Elizabethton mayor, who also served on the Elizabethton City School Board. Her son, Tyler, who is also deceased, is a former band director at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett High School. She has four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, who visited her during the holidays.
Mrs. Fleming was a long-time employee of Citizens Bank in Elizabethton. “I went to work at the bank after I graduated from business school and worked there until I was 90 years old. I enjoyed my work at the bank so much, and being of service to the customers. I had a good time when I worked, and worked with some wonderful people,” she said
Some of her employee friends noted she “had class and always treated people with kindness.”
Mrs. Fleming shared that when she was born, her family lived in the small house on Sycamore Street next to the City parking lot. “My mother died when I was two and one-half years old, and my father and I moved to the house we live in now – just a couple of houses up the street. My grandmother lived here at the time, and it has been home ever since,” Mrs. Fleming said.
She is also a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.
Mrs. Fleming planned a quiet celebration with some friends. “I never thought I’d live to be this old, but I’ve had a good life and I’m grateful. I love Elizabethton. It’s a beautiful town and I’ve known so many people through the years and had so many friends,” she shared.

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