“Nancy Nell was the epitome of Christian grace,” said Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Nancy Nell Simpson Jacumin died unexpectedly on June 9 at the age of 78. She was born on Feb. 10, 1936 in Burke County, North Carolina and resided in Connelly Springs. Her parents are the late Roy Price Simpson and Muriel Morgan Simpson.
Mrs. Jacumin’s parents instilled a passion for giving to missions in her heart and the Jacumin-Simpson Missions Center building at Southeastern is named after the family. It houses the Center for Great Commission Studies, which provides students with opportunities to go reach the nations for Christ.
Mrs. Jacumin was on the Board of Visitors at Southeastern and involved in state Baptist life. Her son, Marty Jacumin, serves on the Board of Trustees at Southeastern and is a local pastor at Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
For over 16 years, Mrs. Jacumin taught school in North Carolina. She also volunteered with several local ministries throughout the state.
Mrs. Jacumin attended First Baptist Church Icard where she was a pianist for over 40 years and East Valdese Baptist Church for the past 10 years.
“She blessed and encouraged all who knew her,” Akin said. “I count it one of the great privileges of life to have known her and to call her my friend.”
The mission of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Southeastern is an institution of higher learning and a Cooperate Program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention.