Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL


Nancy Jane McDaniel

January 13, 1931December 23, 2019

Nancy McDaniel, a 63 year resident of Merritt Island, passed away December 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard McDaniel, and survived by her 7 children- Barbara (Clint) Bennett, Paul (Kim) McDaniel, Leon McDaniel, Greg (Susan McDaniel,Brenda (Don) Patterson, Timothy (Connie) McDaniel, Mark (Linda) McDaniel, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A member of First Baptist Church Merritt Island (FBMI) for over 57 years, Nancy could often be found praying, reading her Bible, or singing hymns. After raising her children and owning and managing homes for the elderly, she turned to volunteering with HabitFor Humanity, House Of Hope, and our Church missions group. She was always busy helping someone, but never forgot to make time for family. In her spare time, she enjoyed walking on the beach or working in her garden.

Graveside service will be January 4th at 3 pm at Brevard Memorial Cemetery, Cocoa, FL with memorial service to follow at FBMI at 4 pm. Instead of flowers, the family request contributions to Good Shepherd Ministries, P.O. Box 2624 Clanton AL 35046.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020


Nancy Jane McDaniel

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Patsy Riggs

January 1, 2020

I have been a guest in Nancy's home over the years many times. When I come to Merritt Island to speak, her home was always opened to me with Brenda and Don. Every time I have felt at home. I loved visiting with Nancy and loved it when she would come to our meetings. Nancy has a very special place in my heart and I am sure her place in Heaven is an extra special place. I loved how she has helped so many ministers, missionaries and so much more. Her love for the Lord was great and it was radiant every time I was there at her home. I will surely miss Nancy's big smile and her kindness to me when I return soon to be with Brenda and Don. God Bless You and may HE give you HIS Peace! Love You. Patsy Riggs

Brenda Patterson

January 1, 2020

As kids growing up mom always said I’ll never be able to leave your millions of dollars but I want to leave you with many millions of happy memories, She succeeded. She made us her life and enjoyed it most when one of us kids was doing something with her fishing, gardening, or walking on the beach, her attitude was always the more the merrier. Will
Miss her for a long time.

Joy Brown

January 1, 2020

Grandma was a special lady to me. I loved the walks on the beach talking, feeding birds, finding shells and appreciating nature. When I would visit she would always have big hugs. She would share plant cuttings with me from her garden. Fishing was a big deal for them and I remember her often standing in backyard cleaning the catch of the day. Always looked forward to Grandma's fish frys! She was very loving and generous to everyone.

Nancy Bennett

December 30, 2019

My Grandma - I have so many memories. But I have one very special memory from about 5 or so years ago. Grandma and I went to the beach early about 8:00 in the morning so there were not very many people. We walked and talked about many things. Then we sat in the sand and listened to the waves. I remember how peaceful and close I felt to you. I miss you Grandma.

Cynthia Yarbrough

December 29, 2019

We shared a love of gardening, and shared plants back an forth sometimes. Love you... you will be missed.

Blessings and prayers to you Brenda and your whole family.