Nancy Irvin Ball Strange, 89, former dance instructor with Miss Preston’s Dance Studio

Nancy Irvin Ball Strange
Nancy Irvin Ball Strange

Nancy Irvin Ball Strange, 89, of Virginia Beach, passed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

She was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Buffalo, New York, to the late Lena Hitchings Ball and Clarence Jordan Ball. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Wright Strange Jr.; and second husband, William B. Neal.

She is survived by her brother, Clarence Jordan Ball Jr. (Patricia); three children, Allan Hitchings Strange (Jodi), Curtis Northrop Strange (Sarah) and Anne Strange Birsch; six grandchildren, Thomas Wright Strange III, David Clark Strange, Anne Tyler Birsch, Abbey Birsch Garbarino, John Millard Birsch III and Samantha Thomas Strange; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She attended Sullins College in Bristol. She was a member of Thalia Circle of KD, board member of CHKD, and member of First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach and the Elizabeth Circle of First Presbyterian Church. She taught dance at Miss Preston’s Dance Studio in Norfolk and enjoyed knitting, especially for her children and grandchildren.

Her life was always centered around the game of golf, whether it be with her father, brother, husband, children or the ladies of the LPGA. She will be missed by her many adopted daughters.

The family would also like to thank Angie Bishop for her continued friendship, help and love over the last several years.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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