OBITUARY

Nancy Harvey Lewis

July 1, 1957November 9, 2020
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NANCY ELLEN (HARVEY) LEWIS

Nancy was born to Eugene C. and Betty T. Harvey in Orlando, Florida, on July 1, 1957.

Nancy was blessed with a pretty face, a beautiful smile, innate intelligence, and an abundance of personality. She was easy to love and she easily loved. Following college, Nancy integrated these qualities with her rapidly maturing, proverbial ‘people skills’ and began her lifetime journey in the service industry. Nancy’s progression in the business world, though often leading her through uncharted or unexpected twists and turns, was marked by an ever-increasing growth of responsibility, successful performance, innovation, and integrity. Her reputation was spotless; she quickly learned, adapted, and overcame change to stay on top of her business, as well as somewhat informed of the business of those in her community. When not engaged in her work life, and more often even when she was, Nancy was a dedicated and devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and best friend. Family was her life and her family was with her at the end of that life.

Nancy spent her last 12 years working for the Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Company as the General Manager of the Royal Mansions Resort in Cape Canaveral, Florida. In this capacity, she led the resort to unprecedented levels of owner and customer satisfaction, personally ensuring the completion of required tasks, often by performing them herself. Perhaps most significant during this time was the relationships that Nancy established with the NASA Public Affairs Office. She was personally responsible for the care and feeding of a continual parade of senior NASA personnel including astronauts and their families staying at the Resort while visiting the Cape for a shuttle launch.

Not surprising, given the vagaries of her life well-lived, Nancy managed to acquire and bravely battle an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Though we will never again be whole without her, we encourage you to bridge the void in humanity engendered by her loss. Simple actions will serve to memorialize Nancy more than words ever will: love others as you love yourself; suffer the little children; and paraphrasing St. Francis, honor and assist all animals as they are brothers of man through creation.

Nancy is survived by her sons Nick (Nicole) Lucchesi, of Orlando, Florida, and Kyle Lewis of Port St. John, Florida; brothers Lawrence M. (Terry) Harvey of Orange Park, Florida; Richard E. (Darlene) Harvey of Titusville, Florida: and sister Karen Shamlin of Merritt Island, Florida. Perhaps her proudest achievements were her grandchildren Adalyn Rose and Jaxon Cole Lucchesi, of Orlando, Florida.

Family will receive friends from 1pm until 2 pm on Saturday, November 28 at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home. The family requests that all attending wear face coverings, which if needed, will be provided. The service will be Live Streamed and can be accessed at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/9900394 and clicking on Join Livestream under the Service heading.

Monetary donations in her memory may be made to the Health First Hospice Homecare or the Brevard Humane Society.

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Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, Florida 32953

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Merritt Island, Florida 32953

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Jo & Richard P

November 28, 2020

We feel so lucky to have known Nancy! Unfortunately, it was for a way too short 11years! We apologize, but can’t attend ( because of Richard 's condition and Covid risks ) but we think of her constantly,
and miss her so much. We send our most sincere condolences and love, to all that loved her.

Vanessa and Pat Giovannone

November 28, 2020

Dear dear Nancy,
I can’t begin to express how much you will be missed by both of us. You were always there for whatever we needed at RM, as you were for each and every owner!! You went above and beyond the duties of your job description!!! Over the years we became friends and both Pat and I enjoyed our weekly conversations and always looked forward to a nice dinner together whenever we were in Florida!
You were a wonderful friend, mother and grandma and will truly be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
💕💕

Wendy Harrington

November 28, 2020

Nancy, just can’t, don’t want to believe you don’t live down the street from me as you have for over 2 decades now. I will miss that beautiful smile and easy laughter! No matter how long I, or I think anyone you knew, went without seeing you, I ALWAYS knew if I needed a friend, needed any help or support at all, I KNEW you would always be there! That is just YOU! Always willing to help, lend hand, do a favor, lend a kind & understanding ear! What a beautiful lady you are inside and out!
Oh, I recall the time Yvette and I took 6 pack down to ocean at end Harbor Heights on a beautiful, full moon night. Rather late at night at that. Her and I just took tiny cooler, keys, towel. Left behind to walk down to water and stick our toes in. Unfortunately, our night was ruined by some little hooligans, about 5 of them, on bicycles, flew by and lifted the few things we had with us!! Well we just lived couple streets over at the time but were afraid to leave car and walk home to get another set keys as we weren’t sure if the “hooligans “ had been watching us long enough to know which car was ours! And also afraid to leave one behind and walk home alone. Because I knew EXACTLY the kind of person you are, it didn’t take me but a minute or two to say-“I’m going to Nancy’s, she’ll help”. It was nearing TWO am! Knocked on door. Of course, woke you at that late hour. And JUST AS I KNEW YOU WOULD, you said “hold on, I’ll throw some shorts on, get my keys, and drive you home “! You laughed at us! What were we doing at the beach at this hour like couple teenagers -you chuckled!!! I kept apologizing and you kept saying “stop-no need to apologize-of course I would always help you out”! And she had just spoke out loud who SHE was! She WOULD ALWAYS help one out.
I haven’t seen you in a long while as I have been quite ill myself. But I still miss you terribly. It seems you have ALWAYS been my neighbor & co-mom. 😢♥️🙏🏻🕊🥰🤗 Told Nick if he ever needs me I’m here! So RIP Sweet Lady!

Michael Curie

November 27, 2020

As a member of the NASA Public Affairs Team, I was assigned to the Space Shuttle Program and began traveling to KSC for every shuttle launch and all the Flight Readiness Reviews ahead of launch in 1998.

I began staying at Royal Mansions and immediately felt the warmth, friendliness and professionalism of Nancy. No matter how "booked" Royal Mansions was, Nancy always had a room for me! In fact, she usually had the same room for me each time and told me she wanted me to feel at home.

Royal Mansions became a second home for me at the height of the shuttle era through the end of the program. And Nancy became a friend who always made me feel special - just like she made everyone she met feel special.

Nancy is missed by me and so many of by NASA colleagues. But she lives on in my mind, no matter what has happened, because her gift for taking care of people is a permanent part of me.

I am so blessed to have known her!

Steve Royall

November 19, 2020

Short note to say how much we will miss Nancy at RMR. She was always such a positive presence and I really enjoyed the relationship we had over the past 7-8 years.

My condolences to family and friends, Nancy was one of the good ones!

Steve Royall

Hugh & Cheryl Spence

November 18, 2020

Nancy Lewis was a lovely 💚 lady with a contagious 🙂 SMILE! We are owners at
Royal Mansions and will miss her dearly!
Nancy would always make sure to come
over to our unit and say 👋 'hello' when
we arrived and would again stop over to say 'goodbye, see you next year' when we
would leave. We enjoyed the 10 years of
'FRIENDSHIP' that we shared with her.
We will plant a 🌺 hibiscus bush in her 'honor' when back in 🌞🌴 Florida.
P.S. - I will look after 🐢 'SPEEDY' 🐢
Cheryl & HUGE 👍

Olga Emgushov

November 15, 2020

Nancy was the reason we were with Royal Mansions. She always knew what to do, how to fix anything and we relied upon her advice. Her honest, caring and dependable nature will be sorely missed. What a true person she was! Love and condolences to her family on the passing of such a wonderful being. Thank you Nancy for sharing your amazing talent with us all! ♥️

Wes Herold

November 14, 2020

I was quickly embraced as the new kid by Nick and his family upon arriving in Brevard. Nancy always made you feel welcome and loved. The very next school year, my family moved to Merritt Island. Knowing I wanted to finish the school year with Nick and our crew, she offered to take me in so I could finish out 7th grade. She always had a huge heart and a loving spirit that she shared with all!

Susan & Al North

November 13, 2020

Nancy always welcomed us with a big hug whenever we arrived at our condo. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy’s family. From one of her many Canadian friends at Royal Mansion’s. Susan & Al North unit 3107.

Mark Williams

November 13, 2020

Nancy was a wonderful friend and team member for our company for nearly 14 years. She got to know our family personally and was always the friendly face we saw before and after any trip we took from Port Canaveral. Our boys loved seeing her. Nancy was optimistic and encouraging no matter what challenge came her way. We will always treasure our time together.

Mark & Stephanie Williams

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