Susan Nason Swilley

Born on September 16, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey
Departed on April 8, 2021, in Melbourne, Florida

SWILLEY, Susan Nason, 62, of Indialantic, FL, formerly of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Rockville, MD, and Cherry Hill, NJ passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. The family is ever so grateful for all the nurses, doctors, and caregivers at Holmes Regional Hospital for providing excellent care and making sure she was surrounded by family as she passed from this life to the next. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband, Lynn Clyde Swilley and her mother Patricia Woodward Nason. She is survived by two children, Clayton Swilley (Ashleigh) and Joshua Swilley (Sasha) of Lutz, FL, her father, George F. Nason (Carolyn), her sister, Nancy Nason Guss (Bernard) of Land O’ Lakes, FL, and two brothers: G. Frank Nason (Sherrie), of Suwanee, GA, and Peter Neil Nason of Wesley Chapel, FL; and three grandchildren, Hayden, Riley, and Jaxon Swilley. She is also survived by nephew Kristian Guss (Dreama), niece Luyushu Nason, and loving partner, James Roland.

She graduated with a BS in nursing from the University of South Florida and was a Melbourne High School graduate, class of 1976. Susan was a career nurse and a hospital supervisor at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa for decades before retiring a few years ago. After retiring, she became an artist, creating sculptures with dolls and found/discarded objects. Her art extended to decorating her home, which was an expression of her whimsy and wit. Susan found fun and comfort in her many collections of dolls, boxes, miniatures, magic, and masks and was a free spirit who would dance or burst into song at any time. She loved her music and had a beautiful singing voice. She lived in Middle Earth and adored elves, wizards, hobbits, and dwarves. Sweet Sue! Funny, silly, witty, and whimsical – she caught the little details and changed them to take on lives of their own; especially lines from movies, songs, television theme songs, and books.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne, and she and the family are eternally thankful for their love, support, and prayers as she journeyed in and out of hospitals. Although she was chronically ill and in pain these past few years, her hope and love inspired all who met her. She will be missed.

“I’m glad to be with you…here at the end of all things.”
– Frodo

Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church with a designation for the Pastoral Care Ministry. She loved flowers, too. Memorial services will take place at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 25th at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL.

Fantasy and Fairy Tales
Elves and Tinker Bells
Sparkles, miracles, and magic
A bit of Morticia
Mixed with Galadriel
The Macabre and the glorious
Helter Skelter and Gilligan
The biggest heart in the world
Complex, kind, and compassionate.
The world has lost a touch of light
Lifted to Heaven on the wings of eagles
And the prayers of family and friends
From all over the world.
She was a free spirit that transcended the prison of a body that kept her trapped.
Mother, wife, sister, daughter, nurse, aunt, grandmother, a friend to all.
An inspiration.
Loved so much by so many.
Courageous, hurt, broken, so sick,
And now eternally healed;
Out of pain, crying no longer,
Dancing, singing, and free.
Susan, be at peace.

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11 entries.
Robert Hewlett Bobby from T a mpa wrote on September 23, 2021:
My heart is broken
Robert Hewlett Bobby from T a mpa wrote on September 23, 2021:
Susan was the Love of my Life
Andrew Biss from Philadelphia wrote on April 23, 2021:
Rest in peace, Susan, and may your memory be a blessing to all who knew you.
Jeanette Chech from Winter Springs wrote on April 23, 2021:
Dearest Swilley and Nason family. My heart goes out to you all. So hard to loose a treasured love one. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend the services for Susan, but know that I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all 😘🙏.
Heather Swilley from Land O Lakes wrote on April 17, 2021:
Susan was my mom for 11 years. She & Lynn took me in without hesitation and showed me what it was like to be apart of a loving family. The memories that we shared will forever remain near and dear to my heart. I’m so thankful that my boys got to be around her for as long as they did. I know how much she loved them all. I’m a little less heartbroken when I think that she’s finally home with Lynn but for the remainder of my life, we will keep her memory very much alive.
Baerbel R Dagon from Lutz, FL wrote on April 15, 2021:
My sympathy on the loss of Susan. She was a remarkable woman who touched the life of so many. In this time of grief, may family and friends be comoforted wy memories of sheer joy and laughter, her love of life and generosity. Her journey of life has ended but in our hearts she is still with us.
Vanessa and kids from Land O Lakes wrote on April 14, 2021:
Our hearts are all heavy... Susan was a light in this world <3 she was there for me and all SIX of my babies at one of the darkest times in my life. She was kind, thoughtful, compassionate, and literally loved everyone and everything! We love you Susan <3 I hope you are dancing tonight with your love <3
Bill Allen and Donna Harmon from New Orleans, LA wrote on April 13, 2021:
Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your dear sister and daughter. We both regret not having the opportunity to meet her in person. She sounded like a lovely and spontaneously creative soul. Now she has returned to the source of all creativity. God bless.
Mary Mekus from Newport Richey Fl 34655 wrote on April 12, 2021:
Your family is in my prayers. May you find joy and comfort in all the wonderful memories you all hold near and dear to your hearts. Love, Mary Mekus
Jenna Thorman from Ashburn, VA wrote on April 12, 2021:
Such a shining light to her family and friends. Every memory brings a smile and a tear. Be at peace :0)
William Winkler from Melbourne wrote on April 12, 2021:
Bill winkler

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