Nancy Atkins

January 18, 1926October 6, 2013

Nancy Ellen Humes Atkins, 87, died October 6, 2013 in Huntsville, Alabama, surrounded by her loving family. Born January 18, 1926 to Karl and Phillis Humes on Watrous Avenue, Tampa, she graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names and the University of Tampa. She taught for 29 years at St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School. Nancy was an avid reader, a life-long learner, and an accomplished artist. A true Floridian, her favorite destination was the Gulf of Mexico where she would go shelling and looking for sharks’ teeth. She is survived by three daughters, Robin and Linden Atkins of Tampa, Julie (Doug) Robertson of Huntsville, four grandchildren, James and Caroline Cooper (Tony Fernandez), Halley and John Martin, and son-in-law, Brent Martin. She will be missed for her optimism and love of life and beauty. At her request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Docent Fund at the Huntsville Museum of Art (300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 or or to Hospice Family Care (3304 Westmill Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 or


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Pam and Danny Rubenstein

November 5, 2013

Oh, Linden, your Mom must have been quite a dear soul! So many people have left such wonderful, glowing remembrances of her. She passed just one day after my own Mother was buried, so I am deeply sharing your loss! Danny and I send you and your family our most sincere condolences.

Kathy Austin

November 1, 2013

I have many warm memories of Nancy and many good times at your home when we were growing up. She always made me feel welcome.

October 20, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We all have such fond memories of your parents and many weekends spent at your home in Tampa. They are all together now and will always be missed. Our love is with you always.
"The Plessner Girls"
Patty,Linda,Ruth & Amy

October 16, 2013

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you draw close to God during this difficult time? Draw close to God through prayer at this time of great sadness. James 4:8

Jack Regar

October 16, 2013

The best friend my mother had. Delightful person, always smiling. She will be missed.


October 15, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Phan and Ron Boston and daughters

October 14, 2013

A neighbor in every sense of the word.

Kathy (Leary) Cheasebro

October 14, 2013

I will miss Nancy, she was a great lady.

debbie ryniker

October 14, 2013

beloved mother and teacher . She will be missed

Nancy Scalabroni

October 14, 2013

It's been 13 years since my mother has been gone & I miss her everyday. Sending thoughts your way during this difficult time.