OBITUARY: Nancy Johnson Coghlan


Nancy Johnson Coghlan, age 84, wife of Thomas W. Coghlan, and a resident of Columbia, passed away Friday morning, March 31, 2023, at Magnolia Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Born on July 8, 1938, in Hickman County, Tennessee, Nancy was the daughter of the late Tom Bell Johnson and the late Nannie Florence Cuberson Johnson.

She married Thomas on December 7, 1975. Nancy worked thirty years as a registered nurse before retiring.

She enjoyed genealogy and antiques and was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church.

Nancy was involved in the following organizations: Daughters of American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Magna Charta Dames, Jamestowne Society, Daughters of American Colonist, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, National Society US Daughters of 1812, Plantagenet Society, Colonial Order of the Crown, First Families of TN, First Families of Maury Co., TN.

Along with The Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent, First Families of MD, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, National Society Daughters of the Colonial Wars, National Society of Saints & Sinners, Flagon and Trencher, The Society of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America, Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables in Colonial & Antebellum America, Sons and Daughters of the Colonial And Antebellum Bench and Bar, Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens, Order of the Steel Magnolias, Sons & Daughters of VA Founding Fathers, National Society Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims.

As well as The National Descendants of American Farmers, Order of the Founders of North America 1492-1692, Delmarva First Families, Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Order of the Descendants of El Cid, Descendants of Brian Boru, The IX, National Society Sons & Daughters of Antebellum Planters, Descendants of Fossors 1607-1860, Descendants of Continental Colonial Officers, Society of the 1704 Virginia Quit Rents, Order of Bacon’s Rebellion 1675-1677, Legion of Vikings and Valkyries, National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants, and The National Guild of ST. Margaret of Scotland.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Dana J. (Kelly Ann) Coghlan, brothers, Stephen Cummins (Frances) Johnson, Shadden “SI” (Nancy) Johnson, sister, Doris Nell (William) Hossbach, and grandchildren, Anna, Olivia, and Ava.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Tom Baker Johnson, Presley David Tillery, and sister, Linda Faye Johnson.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine Catholic Church with Father Davis Chackaleckel officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Resurrection in Maury Memorial Gardens. A visitation will also be held on Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the church.

Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Nancy’s memory to St. Catherine Catholic Church, 3019 Cayce Lane, Columbia, TN 38401.


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