Obituary for Nita McCusker (1921-2021) – Greensboro, NC

McCusker, Nita Underwood

January 10, 1921 – December 28, 2021

Nita Underwood McCusker, 100, was called home by the Lord on December 28, 2021, 13 days before her 101st birthday to be with her beloved Jesus. Nita will be remembered for her cheerfulness and generosity. and love of life. She was born on January 10, 1921 in High Point to Louis C. and Ethel Bass Underwood. Her husband, Owen T. (Mac) McCusker, preceded her in death; and four sisters. She leaves behind her daughter Sara Elizabeth Oppenheim and her son-in-law COL (Ret) Pete Oppenheim, three grandchildren and their spouses (Jeffrey and Kristine Oppenheim, Andy and Lisa Oppenheim as well as Mary Elizabeth and Denton Dye), thirteen great -grandsons and three great-great- Grandson. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, notably Nancy Edmonds and her daughter Robin, who took exceptional care after she was no longer able to live alone.

Nita has been a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church at High Point since its inception. She told stories about climbing on and around the church while it was being built, and how they marched together from the old church to the new Grüner Strasse in 1930 for the first service. She was also a member of the choir for over 50 years, many years as a secretary. She also loved working with the young people in the youth departments on Green Street. Nita was employed by Burlington Industries during the war and then worked for the Internal Revenue Service until she retired in 1970. She was active in many community activities, including the Pilot Club and the Greensboro Choral Society. After retiring, she put on her travel shoes and broadened her horizons well beyond the North Carolina border. She and her husband (Mac) had a wonderful trip to Ireland where they met some of Mac’s relatives and also traveled with a group from Green Street to Switzerland. Visiting her family was her joy, but also a challenge, as her son-in-law and all three grandchildren were posted in the army and around the world. To fulfill her love for family, she traveled to Germany, England, Belgium, Russia, Japan, Austria and the USA from North Carolina to California for 45 years to celebrate baptisms, graduations and weddings with them. Open heart surgery and cancer did not slow her down; she made her last trip to Europe in 2015 at the age of 96.

Nita is missed by everyone, but her family and friends find solace in one of the most fulfilling and best lives God has given. They also want to thank all of the friends who have been so loyal to you and the Brookdale Senior Assisted Living staff for the care they have provided.

The funeral will take place on Sunday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel and Guilford Memorial Park, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC. The service will be preceded by a brief tour and a reception will follow. The funeral will take place on Monday, January 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Guilford Memorial Park.

The family is seeking donations in the form of donations to Green Street Baptist Church, 303 N. Rotary Dr., High Point, NC, 27262, AuthoraCare Collective, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405, or to your preferred charity.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on January 9, 2022.

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