Celebrating the life of

Nancy Rebecca Peavy Arnsdorff

November 13, 1945 - July 05, 2020

Nancy Rebecca Peavy Arnsdorff

Nancy Rebecca Peavy Arnsdorff, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center. She was born in Savannah, Georgia to the late Willard and Frances Peavy and was a member of The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

She was a graduate of Savannah High School, where she met her husband of 55 years, Bruce Arnsdorff. 

For several years, she owned and operated a daycare center, Charlie Brown’s Clubhouse prior to working for the board of education for over 10 years. 

Nancy was a very artistic and creative women and used her talents to benefit several organizations.  She volunteered as director of the fashion show fundraiser for Benedictine Military School (BC) for 13 years.  She also served as the chairman for the BC PTA Bizarre and the BC Athletic Association’s Hospitality Day.   Later in life she lent her talents to the Knights of Columbus #5588 Ladies Auxiliary and assisted with Family Fun day, Easter egg hunts, Halloween parties, Breakfast with Santa, Kentucky Derby Viewing party and many other fundraisers.

A large part of her life was spent with Marilyn Youman’s dance studio.  She danced for over 20 years then continued to be involved by assisting with baton twirling competitions, nursing home and community performances, and served as the emcee for the annual dance recital.  She shared her love of dancing with her daughter and her granddaughters. 

While she was happy to devote her time and talents to these organizations, her true love was her family. Lovingly called Momsey by her grandchildren, she could be found playing dress up, hosting tea parties, reading Peter Rabbit, counting freckles, decorating for every holiday, providing lessons in “how to be a lady”, or attending every school event…sports, dance, choir, etc., showing just how much “I love you more”.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Arnsdorff, children Scott Arnsdorff (Cyndi), Hank Arnsdorff (Sheila), Becky Arnsdorff Bright (Dennis) and Andy Arnsdorff, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Hodgson Chapel of Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Scott Arnsdorff, Hank Arnsdorff, Andy Arnsdorff, Dennis Bright, Jason Ames and Patrick Brunson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marilyn Daniels, Julia Dyer Strickland, Judy Highsmith, Carol Thomas Zung and Kaye Egan.

We encourage social distancing and the wearing of masks for the safety of everyone attending.



So sorry for you all. Nancy was one of a kind. Love to you all!

- Valerie Mell Rogers, Savannah, GA

God put your hand on this family...please give peace to all....Rest in peace my friend... No more pain... You will be missed...

- Linda Sweat, SAVANNAH , Georgia

So very sorry for your loss.I will be praying for the family.I have such wonderful memories of time at the Charlie Brown Club.It was a miracle we ram into each other at the American Legion and were able to catch up.She will be missed!

- Mandy Dobbertin Okorowski, Savannah, Ga

Sorry to see that Nancy has passed away. May she Rest In Peace. Prayers to Bruce and family!

- Bob White , Greensboro , Ga

Becky, Scott, Hank, Andy, Mr. Bruce, and all of the family, please find comfort in your hearts knowing that Momsey had a wonderful, joy-filled life, and her memory will live on forever through all of you. All my love, hugs and prayers to the Arnsdorff family. May perpetual light shine upon her.

- Jenny Rogers Fitsemons , Savannah , GA

Bruce, we are so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was such a beautiful and delightful person. I enjoyed working with her at BC many years ago with the Galas and the Fashion Shows. May God's peace be with you and your family.

- Carol and Billy Ray, SAVANNAH, GA

With a heavy heart, out thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We will miss you dearly Nancy. Rest In Peace

- Mark, Kaye and KaIa Egan , Savannah , Georgia

It’s been some time since I saw my cousin Nancy. We had good times together when we were youngsters. I always remember her dance ability even when she would do Summersaults into furniture. I also remember her smiles and happiness. Sorry for her loss. Peace be with the family.

- Thane L. Browning, Dallas, GA

Bruce we were so sorry to hear of your lovely Nancy passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and if you need anything, please feel free to call on us.

- Chatham American Legion Post 36, Savannah, GA

Will always remember her beautiful smile and fun attitude. God has another Angel.our sincere love and condolences. May she rest in amen

- Loretto and Terry Toms, Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

Prayers of peace and comfort for all of you.

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

May God hold her Spirit in the palm of His hand, now for eternal life. Prayers of comfort and peace are being said for the family.

- Richard, Ann Lutz and Family, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

Mrs. Arnsdorff, you were like a second Mother while at BC & leave a lasting impression on my heart...may you Rest In Peace! And prayers for the whole family, I know she will be missed!!

- Shel Brennan, Savannah, GA

Scott, Hank, Becky and Andy, I was sorry to read about the death of your mother. Having walked this path already, I know the difficult times that lie ahead. The prayers and love of your family and friends will support you during these times. Praying for your entire family. Leo

- Leo Story, Richmond Hill, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Victoria Mell McCuen, Savannah, GA

My heart is broken with the loss of such a great friend . I know Nancy you are walking with our Lord Jesus with no more pain or sorrow. You left this world but not our hearts, not our memories. I really enjoyed the times we sat together sharing our family history’s and life experiences. Since the day you came in my life you filled my heart with so much kindness and love. Nancy you took me in as a part of her family in which touched me more than you will ever know. I will always keep a part of Nancy as well as all of you in my heart because you have all become like my extended family. So long my friend until we see each other again. Love you Amy M Forbes

- Amy Melissa Forbes, Rincon, GA

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Nancy's passing. I will always remember her smile and laughter. Prayers for your family during this time.

- Dawn Bullock, Hilton Head Island, SC

Bruce,.. we are heart broken for you. We loved Nancy so much. Our prayers are with you. Call us if you need us. Sandy and Jimmy Reed

- Jimmy R Reed, Savannah, Georgia

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Mike & Wanda Duclos

- Duclos, Savannah, Ga


- Billy and Donna Haynes, Savannah,, Georgia

Dear Bruse and all of your family,. So many memories of our growing up together. I am so sorry for your loss of your Dear Nancy, she loved you and her family dearly. Billy and Donna

- Billy and Donna Haynes, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

- John Rossiter, Marietta, GA

Bruce and family, we are so sad for you. She was core person to our family and the Reed's Market gang. Carol and I met at a party at your house in 1962. So hard to believe she is gone. May god be with you and your family. All our love Denny and Carol

- Denny and Carol Reed

A candle has been lit!

- Marsha Jones, Savannah, Georgia

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with the Arnsdorff Family. Frank & Glenda Rossiter

- Dr. & Mrs. Frank P. Rossiter, Jr., Savannah, GA

Dear Arnsdorff family, I am greatly saddened by the news of Mrs. Nancy’s passing. Thank you for sharing her love, wisdom, and grace to her extended family for so many years. She was truly an amazing woman who touched many lives. God bless and keep you all.

- “Terri Paul” Hill, Statham, Georgia

Many fun times together with our dancing family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love. Kim

- Kim Ridgway Bennett , Savannah , GA

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bobby & Linda Riggs

- Robert Riggs, Summerville, SC

I am so sorry about your loss as I just found out. My thoughts and prayers are with your fanily

- Nancy Graham , Savannah, Georgia

Bruce, Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Johnny

- Johnny Yates

Bruce, Kershaw and I Re so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Praying for your peace.

- Lynn Clark Getty, Guyton , Georgia

We're so sorry about your loss, may God bless your family in this time of grief.

- William & Lana Cope, POOLER, GA

Bruce, So very sorry for your loss. May Nancy Rest in Eternal Peace. Prayers for you and Family.

- Roy S Banks, Jr., Flowery Branch, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel