I have been married to Doc Nunnery since 1981. I have two 2 sons and 1 daughter by marriage. Trey (the oldest son) is a Corneal Surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina. His wife, Valerie, is an Oculoplastic Surgeon at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Shockley is a fourth-year medical student at UVA completing an MD/MBA.
My sister and I run Blessed Christmas with the Jesse Tree (www.thejessetree.org), a small business that helps families to celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way. The Jesse Tree is a daily devotional for families in the Advent season. It includes a beautiful handmade banner with 28 exquisite ornaments. Through word-of-mouth marketing alone, we have watched this product become a tradition in families in 39 US states and 8 different countries. The current Jesse Tree is now in its 3rd iteration. We pride oursleves on producing an amazing product that families will cherish for generations. This focus on the long-term is reflected in our decision to work with manufacturers who share these same values. Our products are made right here in the South. Please check it out!
While it has been years since I practiced real estate, I continue to manage properties in Atlanta, Ga., Cashiers, NC., and Pawleys Island, SC.
When not working, I keep my physical and spiritual health strong through dance, running, bicycling, kayaking, and hiking. My belief in power of physical activity and faith came together on two pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago. I recently ran the Publix half marathon with my son Trey and the Peachtree Road Race with my Sister. My husband and I recently celebrated 38 years of marriage with a grueling but epic trekking adventure across the Alps. I believe that faith is made real in service of others. My life has been defined by performance, as an actress, a dancer, an athlete, and as a mother. Opportunities to combine faith, service, and performance have allowed me to explore and confirm these beliefs. I volunteer with the Pajama Reading Program, teach dance to children in the Atlanta area, and have just recently joined the volunteers to teach stretch and dance at Respite Care Atlanta. With my St. Francis Circle, I work with the elderly to help heal broken hearts through dance and song. As a mother, I believe one of the best things we can do is teach our children how to put their skills to work in the service others. I am the co-director of a program started by son Shockley called Operation I Care. Together, we have collected over 14,000 glasses over the past 10 years. Donated glasses are sent on international medical mission trips or melted down to the gold and silver components that can be sold to provide vision care for Georgians who cannot otherwise aord it. My Faith is my life. I thank GOD for every day and ask the Holy Spirit to be with me to show love, mercy and joy.
For the past 8 years I have been a member of the Silver Classix Crew, a 50+ Hip Hop dance team that performs at games for the Atlanta Hawks, various health expos, multiple Senior Health Care facilities, the Georgia Peach Festival, and music videos featuring Silento, Migos and 2Chainz. We have also performed in commercials Lumen, Dance Talk Network. We are an example of Fit over Fifty is fun.
My connection to Alzheimer’s disease is personal. I have seen it aect so many of my friends and their loved ones. First grandparents, then parents, and now the spouses of my friends are being aected. Specifically, I would have never imagined that it would aect an amazing leader in Atlanta, who recently passed away due to complications for this terrible disease. Watching the beginning of the Robber Disease is heart-breaking. It sneaks into the lives of some of the smartest, healthiest, and nicest people I know. It seems senseless. Zooming out, I know that Alzheimer’s aects over 6 million Americans, and I know that there are over 16 million care givers who have to watch this terrible disease progress. While dierent than that of the ones they care for, I know these good people suer from depression, emotional stress, and financial turmoil. But big problems represent big opportunities. I love numbers and puzzles. I cannot wait to put my passion for dance to work in raising awareness and dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you for voting and supporting me!
As my shoes hit the floor to start my Ballroom Dance with my partner Tim Myers, My heart will be filled with purpose in every move and turn to those who are suering or who have died from Alzheimer. So, let’s dance the night away to dance Alzheimer’s away!
Peace and Love,
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