Deceased Information


    Nancy Abrams

  • AGE



    Saturday, June 25, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, June 28, 2022


    11:00 AM





    Nancy Gray Abrams passed away at age 84 on June 25, 2022. 

    Nancy was a devoted wife and mother, a most-loving grandmother and great-grandmother, and a staunch advocate for Jewish life.  While attending Wellesley she met her late husband of 56 years.  They moved to Atlanta where she has lived for the past 60 years.   Nancy considered raising her children, Shari and Eric, and attending Wellesley highlights of her life.

    Nancy Abrams is predeceased by her beloved husband, Hal, and is survived by her children Shari (Gary) Abrams Marx and Eric (Deirdre) Abrams; grandchildren, Lauren (Curran) Marx Doody, Jeffrey (Jessica May) Marx, Brian (Morgan) Abrams and Katie Abrams; great grandchildren, Henry Ethan Abrams, Wesley Asher Marx, and Caroline Alexis Doody.

    In addition to her love of family, Nancy was active in many charitable ways.   Nancy held office in the National Council of Jewish Women and was President of the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF).    She received the Woman of Achievement Award from the William Breman Jewish Home in 2008.  She was an active member of the Atlanta Wellesley club and The Temple where she taught Sunday school and worked with the children’s choir.   A singer herself, she was a member of the Atlanta Choral Guild and Temple Singers for many years.   Early in her Atlanta residency, Nancy taught piano to many young Atlantans. Her love of music pervaded her life, as she was a longtime attendee to the Fox Theater, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Symphony.  Nancy also gave her time as a substitute teacher at Pace Academy, where her children and grandchildren attended.

    Those who knew Nancy Abrams described her as “the most loyal friend, in the truest sense of the word.”  She will be deeply missed by her friends who have played cards and tennis with her for over 40 years. She was an exemplar of grace and kindness.  Never asking for recognition, she was in the corner of every friend and family member, being there for them in times of trouble, ensuring every birthday was acknowledged with a card written in the gracious handwriting for which she was renowned.  She elevated simple events with an elegant touch and honored each holiday with perfection.   Nancy always ensured to include others in holiday events who were away from their families.   She loved traveling the world, reaching six continents.   Nancy Gray Abrams will truly be missed by all who have known her.

    A memorial service for Nancy Abrams will be held at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street this Tuesday June 28, 2022 at 11 am.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Temple, The Jewish Educational Loan Fund or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements managed by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Shirley Bernes

    Dear Shari I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We did flowers for your mom, and loved working with such a lovely lady. May your wonderful memories be a source of comfort. Love Shirley and Gary Bernes

  • Shirley and Gary Bernes

    Dear Shari We are so sorry to learn of your mother's passing away. She was a lovely lady. May all of your wonderful memories be a source of comfort. Love Shirley and Gary Bernes

  • Helaine and Andy Lasky

    Shari, Gary, Deidra and Eric, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was the nicest person. I hope the wonderful memories you have will bring comfort at this time. Love, Helaine and Andy

  • Marianne and Stephen Garber

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Nancy was a strong woman and a pillar upon which Jelf was built. She led us with strength and determination and a huge heart. She will be forever missed.

  • Stephanie Owens

    We are very sorry to hear of your great loss. Our deepest condolences to the family and Community of friends. Praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Lynne Borsuk & Rob Smulian

    Shari and Eric, we are deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Nancy was a quiet, effective leader and a wonderfully warm human being. Hoping the warmth of good memories will guide and embrace you in the days and months ahead.

  • stan lowenstein

    Nancy was one of the best ! She always greeted me with a smile and I know she’s happy to be back with Hal— looking down at all the impact they’ve had on our community ! Stan and Jen Lowenstein

  • Matt Marks

    Diane and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Abrams. I have known her for 50 years and knew her as a very refined sweet person. To Eric and Sheri and families you have our utmost condolences. May her memory be a blessing

  • Phyllis and Lew Kravitz

    So very sorry to hear. We send our heartfelt condolences to all the family.

  • Ellen Goldstein

    Dear Shari & family, Thinking of you & sending heartfelt condolences at this sad time. I have wonderful memories of being in the Temple Singers together. Warmly, Ellen Goldstein

  • Ellen Goldstein

    Dear Shari & family, Thinking of you & sending heartfelt condolences at this sad time. I have wonderful memories of being in the Temple Singers together. Warmly, Ellen Goldstein

  • Ann and Mike Silver

    Shari, Gary, Eric and Deirdre, We are so very sorry for the loss of such a magnificent woman. Your mom was truly a woman of valor and always brought a smile to my face. I always enjoyed seeing her and know how much you will miss her. Everyone will.

  • Jean Cooper

    We are saddened to learn of Nancy's death. Our thoughts are with Shari & Eric's families.

  • Stella and jack deleonam

    Am so sorry about your lovely mother I visited her several times to say hi. May she Rest In Peace stella


    Shari - We were so sorry to hear about your Mom - She was so sweet and we were good friends when you and Cathy were friends and went to camp together. Lots of good times to remember.

  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Abrams family, I am so very sorry about your loss . Nancy was so kind and a lovely lady !! She will be greatly missed. Sara

  • Ralda and Marty Reish

    Dear Abram family, We are completely saddened from the news of Nancy’s passing. We are going to miss our back door neighbor so very much, as we know you will miss your mom. She was a fine lady!

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to your family. May her memory be a blessing forever.

  • Cecile Waronker

    So sorry to learn of Nancy’s passing. Please accept for deepest sympathy to the family. Such a friendly and dear person

  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    We were so lucky to had Nancy and Hal as neighbors they were both so special.She was such a lady

  • Laurie Orkin Ginburg

    I am in Florida with Dad. We are so sorry to hear this very sad news. She was such a special lady and will be missed so much! Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers.

  • Brenda Raymon

    My deepest sympathies to all of the Abrams family. Nancy was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

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