Julia Ann Nail
Julia Ann Nail (Nutter) born to Kent and Sarah (Gainer) Nutter on November 17th, 1951. Julia was 71 years old. Julia (Jul) died of a cardiac arrest at Holmes Regional Medical Center on May 30, 2023. Jul’s father was in the Air Force and her family grew up around the world being stationed in Paris, France and Stuttgart, Germany during her school years. While stationed in Paris, France Jul elected to go to a French elementary school and became proficient in the language; she was told she had a Parisian accent. At one point, her father had the option of being stationed in South Africa. Jul feared going to Africa due to the bugs and settled in Melbourne Florida instead. Julia was a beloved sister, friend, aunt and daughter; she will be very much missed. Jul was a loyal, impetuous, compassionate and caring person to others. In her self-effacing manner, she always put the problems of others ahead of her own. Jul graduated from Eau Gallie High School and then attended Brevard Community College. Jul worked as a draftsperson for RCA at Cape Canaveral.
Jul was married to Dennis Meehan and that marriage ended in an amicable divorce. Later Jul met the love of her life in Ronnie Nail. Jul became the step-parent to Ronnie’s two children Bonnie and Cory Nail. Jul had her nieces Claire and Berit out to Nail Farms during the summers for many years and everyone enjoyed those summer trips.
No discussion of Jul would ever be complete without discussing her best friend for life Andrea Cross. They met in junior high infatuated with the Beatles and have been best friends ever since. Jul was the godmother to Angie’s eldest daughter Brooke Barry and a close family figure to Angie’s twins Bridgette and Patrick Barry.
Jul had a lifelong love of horses. Her first horses were plastic cowboy and Indian plastic toys. She threw away the cowboys and Indians and just played with the horse figurines. Her first horse was, “Skipper” and it was apparent they both loved each other. Jul always had a barn full of horses and that was a major part of her life. Jul was very active in 4H horse programs; she loved children. She had many lifelong friends as a result of her working with kids who grew up to be horse aficionados.
Julia was preceded by death by her father Kent R. Nutter and her grandparents Archie and Nina L. Nutter.
Jul is survived by her mother Sarah L. Nutter, brother Larry Nutter, sister-in-law Rhonda Hohertz along with her nieces Claire Nutter (husband Leon Dicks) and Berit Boyd (husband Andrew Boyd) along with her grand nieces Kathryn and Fiona Boyd. Jul is survived by her husband Ronnie Nail, stepchildren Bonnie Martin and Cory Nail. Jul is also survived by her chosen family of Angie Cross and her three children, Brooke, Bridgette and Patrick.
A memorial service will be scheduled between the middle and end of June, 2023 with Pastor Bruce Cadle. Further information on the date time and location of the memorial service with be forthcoming when that information is known.
Juli’s Memorial Service will be 11am June, 20th at the Eau Gallie First Baptist Church, 1501 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935