Sybil "Nanny" Beck, 83, died on Thursday, June 4, 2009 after a short battle with cancer.

She was born April 2, 1926 to Richard Vernon and Barnie Samantha Whyburn Laminack. She was a Baptist and a retired administrator for the Children's Heart Program of South Texas.

She was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Michael Macaione and Pepper Cummins-Dabbs; and one sister, Francis Turner.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Paul) Macaione of Robstown, and Polly Matthews of Deer Park; her son, Richard (Bobbie) Cummins of Bloomington; her brothers, R. F. Laminack of Fort Worth, and Neil (Gayle) Laminack of Austin; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family was held Saturday, June 6, at Brenda Macaione's home in Robstown.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice of South Texas, 605 East Locust, Victoria, Texas 77901.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home