Nancy Elizabeth Levin, 93, of Oak Island and formerly of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on June 13, 2019.

Mrs. Levin was born February 13, 1926 to the late Neil and Sarah Gilbride. Nancy graduated from the University of Florida where she earned both her bachelor and master’s degrees. She worked as a child psychologist in Mississippi and founded a Montessori school in Boone, North Carolina. She designed and built her family’s home in Watauga County.

Nancy was active politically and ran Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign in the state of Indiana in 1967. She was also an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, an avid collector of books and antiques, and was devoted to her friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Levin whom she loved very dearly; a brother, Neil Gilbride; and a sister, Betty Humphrey.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Eric Levin and Toby Levin; a daughter, Elizabeth Peneguy; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Jack.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Levin’s name may be made to Doctors Without Borders at

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Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.