A great woman of love, Nancy Harmon, of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after being surrounded by her devoted children and friends.
Nancy, an upholsterer’s daughter, was born in 1938 Bradbury Heights, Maryland, to Raymond and Dorothy Boswell. She learned from her mother the beauty of “seeing Jesus in every person you meet” and acting accordingly; and from her father, the intrigue of telling a good story. With true compassion and a flare for wit and whimsy (as her dear brother penned), Nancy started her journey as a medical technician, but quickly transitioned and completed her vocation as that of the greatest wife and mother of all time. Not only did she love her children, her sons and daughter-in law and her sweet grandchildren, but also countless neighbors and friends of her children. She was a true “Block Mother,” whose scope surpassed the confines of the neighborhood to any place that needed a mother’s unconditional love.
Nancy had a passion for writing, no matter how big or small. Whether it was for the local civic league newspaper, a sweet inspirational note, or simply the Sunday dinner line-up, she infused it with her sweetness, positivity, and love. An avid gardener and nature lover, Nancy was proud of her 34 years with the Princess Anne Plaza Garden Club, a group of precious women who happened to talk gardening over their great love and appreciation of all life had given them.
Active to the very end, Nancy relished her weekly treasure hunting adventures with her daughter, Lara, to local hotspots like Doumar’s and Pinkadot’s as well as her grandly prepared feasts every Sunday for her family, who were the grateful beneficiaries of her most valuable gifts of laughter, wisdom, love, artistic talents, and best of all, her unique way of making every soul feel special.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Raymond; mother, Dorothy; brother, Kenny; and dear husband of 30 years, Lewis Harmon, the love of her life.
She is survived by her devoted sons, Robert, Charles, Rich and George; devoted daughters, Jennifer, Lara and Tracy; five grandchildren, Steven, Matthew, Anna, Luke and Michael Harmon; brother and sister-in-law, Lenny and Ruth Boswell; as well as many wonderful niece, nephews, cousins and “adopted” children.
A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, for the repose of her soul, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, followed by a visitation with the family until 8:30 p.m. The requiem Mass will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, followed by a graveside burial on the grounds of Colonial Grove Memorial Park.
Flowers may be sent to the funeral home and donations may be made in her honor to any special charity of one’s choice.
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