Nancy had a deep understanding of the goodness in the universe, and she had the gift of sharing that knowledge with others. She enfolded others with her love and made friends for now and forever.
A long-term resident of Rabun County, Nancy enjoyed Sarasota, which provided her a playground for the last chapter of her life.
A graduate of Winter Haven High and a communications major at the University of Florida, she experienced the glamour associated with her roles as the Orange Bowl Queen and Miss Florida.
She spent a great deal of her life loving and learning five children who love her and have retained the lessons she taught them. Outside the home, she was the director of marketing for the Jacksonville Art Museum, the producer/host of “Today In Georgia” in Atlanta, and she worked with her husband to create Leland Inc., a software consulting firm that they sold to a major manufacturing company.
She loved the years her family spent on Lake Burton and was very proud of her work for the Rhapsody In Rabun charity, for which she helped or led the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local recipients.
She is survived by: her husband, Benjamin Meluskey; children, Leigh Running (Mark), Michael Meluskey (Laura), Julianne Ryan (Paul), Kelly Palmatier (Michael) and Alexander Meluskey (Roberta); 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Donations made to the cancer research organization of one’s choice are welcome.