Nancy Ann Carroll Smith

March 18, 1942June 23, 2020

Nancy Ann Carroll Smith, 78, of Longwood, Florida, passed away June 23rd, 2020. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1942. She was the daughter of Ellen M. Sweikert, John W. Carroll, and Robert Vogelsong. Nancy graduated from East Pennsboro High School. She was married to John R. Smith, Jr. on August 29th, 1964.

Nancy was known for pioneering girls’ youth soccer at Seminole Soccer Club. She loved her career as an interior decorator and designer in the Greater Orlando Area that spanned over 30 years. It has been said many times that she brought a light and laughter to a room and was always up for an adventure. She was a second mom to many and provided a safe, fun, and comfortable home to all who entered. She loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, friends, and family.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Robin Smith Russell, of Plantation, FL. Her son, John R. Smith, III, resides in Davidson, NC with wife, Katie, and their two children: Angela and Alex. Her daughter, Tracie Smith Sanger, resides in Knoxville, TN with her husband, George Sanger, Sr. and their two children: George Jr. and Mary Ellen. Her son, Jeffery Smith, resides in Longwood, FL with his wife, Monique, and their three children: Julian, Jordan, and Charlotte. Nancy is also survived by her sister, Sherry Carroll Young, of Conyers, GA. She will be missed dearly. There will be no service at this time due to the pandemic. However, there will be a celebration of life in the future. If you would like to help support the Orlando Area Ronald McDonald House in honor of Nancy A. Smith, please go to


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Jack Brandt

July 10, 2020

Rest In Peace 😢💙❤️🙏

Suzanne Edmonds

July 8, 2020

When Robin called to tell me about Nancy I just couldn’t believe it my dear friend was gone. I
had spoken to Nancy Saturday morning and she was in good spirits although quarantined but always positive about rehabbing. Our phone call ended on the fact that she had someone needing her to decide what to choose for her next meal. Two days later I lost my friend. Our relationship goes back to our mutual friend Carla. We both loved adventure and traveled to Alaska and France together and we did many eateries beaches and drives to places unknown but most of all we loved Dunkin’ Donuts white cream filled with lots of powdered sugar. We once visited three different Dunkin’ Donuts to find only one and we split it. I am missing and will continue to miss that signature laugh and that laid-back attitude Nancy may you enjoy everlasting happiness as much as you have brought it to all who knew you. RIP dear friend.....

Joseph Gastrock

July 2, 2020

My favorite memory of my beautiful cousin takes place in 1961. Nancy who was probably 18 or 19 just out of high school and our Grandma , Eleanor Carroll came to Hawaii ( Kaneohe Bay ) for a visit. I was in 6th grade, and as I remember pretty shy. A girl had asked me to go as her date to a school dance. She had long straight blonde hair all the way down her back and she was beautiful. Flattered I said yes. Only problem was I didn't know how to dance. So my cousin Nancy came to my rescue. She went to the record store and bought me my one and only Chubby Checker album " Let's Twist Again". We cleared the family room and she taught me over the course of the next 2 days, the twist and the " Mash Potatoes ". That time with my older cousin will remain in my heart forever. I still have that old 33 & a 3rd album and cover ... and many years later, I met Chubby Checker...and he gladly signed my Album. God's quiet Grace and Gentle Love cradles her. Peace

John Smith

July 1, 2020

Best mom and grandmother ever!
She was such a welcoming and loving sole! I am happy and very blessed I was chosen to be her son..
Rest In Peace and give dad a huge hug and kiss for me!
Love always, your son (John III)

Barbara Smith

June 29, 2020

I will miss Nancy's smile and sense of humor. I remember that she and I often enjoyed music and dancing together. My deepest condolences to her children and grandchildren.

Bonni Wall (Steeves)

June 27, 2020

Love, love, love this woman...and am definitely one of the lucky many who consider her to be a second mom. I spent many many an afternoon in her home hanging out with Robin and Tracie. Mrs./Coach Smith ALWAYS made me feel right at home, had lots of stories to tell and was just plain FUN! Such a treasure and huge loss!!

marjorie Holsberg

June 26, 2020

When Nancy's daughter Robin called to tell me that Nancy had passed, It was one of the saddest days of my life. She was my
oldest and dearest friend. Even though we lived far apart,
we always kept in touch by phone or email.
One of the funniest memories I have of her was at my 16th
birthday party. It was getting late and my mother said,
"Margie, it's getting late and I think you should tell your friends
to go home. Nancy stood up and said, "Friends, go home!"
Of course everyone laughed.
Donna Marshalek mentioned the great times we had at the
seashore. We always stayed out very late and when we returned to our hotel, the man at the desk must have thought we were Wild and crazy girls.
Nancy always drove her old Ford to the seashore and once we
had a flat tire going to the beach and another on the way home.
Of course we stayed as late as possible so driving home Nancy
would be very tired, so she would swift gears and I would steer.
I'm going to miss her so much, but I'm grateful that I'll always
have our memories.

Angela Smith

June 26, 2020

My favorite memory was playing Grammy in basketball at Aunt Tracie’s house. I remember how hard she was posting up on me. I thought it was the best thing in the world💛

Cathy Agnew

June 26, 2020

What can I say: the best laugh, wonderful neighbor, beautiful woman all around. I shall miss her terribly and will raise a glass of bourbon to her. Love you Smiths!!

Donna Marshalek

June 26, 2020

Nancy, Margie Miller Holsberg and myself had much laughter and good times in our teens. Nancy was a joy to be around. We went to the seashore, tanned, shared a room, danced the night away and laughed ourselves silly. It was the best time of my youth with her. It was the early sixties, Beach Boys, hippies, and peace signs. I miss her.