February 26, 1953 – April 24, 2021
Nancy Ann Dimmick passed peacefully away on April 24, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Nancy was a native Savannahian born to Bob and Betty Dimmick. She spent her youth in Savannah, graduated from H.V. Jenkins High School, and attended Armstrong State College. With a true talent in art and photography, she was accepted into the famed Kodak medical photography program at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she honed her craft and worked for many years. It was there she met and married Stanley “Stan” Bissell. She and Stan traveled the world together as part of his work as an RIT Professor before returning to Savannah to live in 2004. Nancy had the unique ability to see things differently behind her Hasselblad camera – whether it was capturing the smile of a small child, the flight of a rare bird, or the intricacy of a microscopic surgical procedure – she saw something others did not and was able to share that vision through her amazing photographs. Nancy moved through life as a loving and free spirit, welcoming opportunities and challenges along the way with her signature verve and enthusiasm. She was interested in people and their ideas and they responded to her empathy and insight. As she valiantly fought her illness over the last years of her life, she demonstrated the true heart of a lion – showing her family and friends how to live fully with a positive outlook in spite of physical limitations. Nancy’s zest for life, sharp and witty sense of humor and the joy she felt for the little things was truly inspiring. Those of us who had the privilege of having her in our lives were rightly blessed and forever changed.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents, her brother Bobby and her beloved husband, Stan.
She is survived by her brother Walter (Mary), along with several cousins, nephews, a niece and a number of dear friends.
A private ceremony will take place in the near future.
Charitable remembrances may be made to: Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405.
Nancy was a lovely and marvelous woman, a truly courageous lady whom it is a pleasure and an honor to have known.
- Bill Stephens, Savannah , GA
Nancy's bravery, strength, humor, and enduring spirit overcame her failing body for a remarkably long time. She remains deep in our hearts but we shall always miss her accent, affection, an outlook. We are sorry at her passing, but toast her life. Our deepest condolences go out to Walter and Mary, and all of Nancy Ann Dimmick's dear friends, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
- Michael & Maria Whitaker, Amelia, Virginia
So sorry for the loss of this precious woman! Nancy and I were childhood friends . Playing at her home, climbing trees or going running around in the woods on the next block. A kind person and great friend. The family moved to Blueberry Hill and we loss connection. Connecting occasionally over the years and she never loss that sweet smile. Prayers of peace for her family.
- Jennifer Joyner Maloney, Danville, California
Seventeen and holding... Nancy was a kind friend and after fifty years, I still remember her laughter. Thank you Nancy.
- Arthur Roberts, Okatie, South Carolina
She was a lovely person. I remember with fondness high school memories. More fun talking to Nancy than doing stupid class work!
- Craig Thomas, Savannah, GA
Nancy was a free spirit. Her courage, her keen understanding of what it meant to be human and her joy of living made an impact on all who knew her. In high school, I loved her creativity and strength, which she showed in her art and long flowery skirts. Janis Joplin, look out.
- Vicki Highland Guenther, Savannah, GA
Oh my goodness this breaks my heart. Nancy was a true friend to me in high school and I’ve actually searched online for her with no results. Even in high school she showed amazing talent. What she drew in my annual is beautiful! I’m praying for the repose of her soul and strength and comfort for all.
- Patti Ward Neidlinger, Tybee Island , GA
Nancy and I became acquainted when she resided at Buckingham South and I was and still am employed there. We had a lot in common, since we both graduated from HV Jenkins High School in '71 and have birthdays days apart in February, (pisces). We shared those 60's and 70's stories, a unique time to be young. I have been so pleased to learn about her many life experiences and her joys and strengths. We had many humorous moments, as I got to know her. Blessings to all her family and friends she touched along life's journey.
- Kathy Cohen, Savannah, GA
Nancy and I reconnected when my mother and I visited her at the Buckingham a few years ago. We were good friends in high school and at Armstrong. My fondest memory may be first period Home Ec when Nancy furiously hemmed her skirt to the then fashionably short length she couldn’t achieve until leaving the house. So much more appropriate for the girl with flower power decals on her VW bug. Her independence and creativity really carried the day. So glad Nancy enjoyed personal and professional happiness during her too short life. My sympathies to Walter and Mary.
- Davida Silverman Kashdan, Vienna , VA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel