- January 5, 2017
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
Nancie Jane Wingo, who taught 30 years in Baptist mission schools in the Middle East, died Dec. 24 in Fort Worth. She was 85. Born Sept. 26, 1931, to a Baptist minister and his wife, Hal Chapman and Fay Hudson Wingo, she graduated from Baylor University in 1954 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961. Following a year of Arabic language study at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she was appointed to teach English at Baptist mission schools in Beirut, Lebanon, and Gaza City, Palestine. In 1973, she returned to Fort Worth for six years and taught English at Fort Worth Country Day School. Baylor honored her in 1990 as one of its five outstanding alumni of the year. Wingo was a member and deacon at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, where she was involved the congregation’s outreach ministry among its immediate urban neighbors. Survivors include a sister, Jean Wingo Thurmond of Fort Worth, a brother and sister-in-law, Hal and Paula Wingo of Palm Springs, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.