Nancy B. Ocker
Nancy Elizabeth Burtis Ocker
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 23, 1956
  • Date of passing: Apr 7, 2013
Let the memory of Nancy be with us forever

Nancy Elizabeth Burtis Ocker passed away at her home in Deltona, Florida from a pulmonary embolismon April 7th, 2013 at the young age of 56.

Nancy is survived and adoringly remembered by her daughters, Caroline, Kaitlyn, and her devoted son-in-law James.  Her sister, Julia and brother-in-law Robert.  Five cherished grandchildren, Tanner, Cory, Elijah, Ashton, and Maddison.  As well as many other loving cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and lifelong friends.

Nancy was born in Clearwater, Florida on September 23rd, 1956. She graduated with a Cosmetology License from Loraine’s Beauty Academy in 1977 and went on to earn her certificate as a Master Cosmetologist.  She worked in the field for over 25 years making many lasting impressions and forever friends. 

Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, rescuing and caring for countless animals, and gardening in her yard for hours on end.  Known for her light heartedness, sense of humor, and infectious smile.  She stood out among the rest with her generosity, kind heart, and acceptance, making even strangers feel as part of her family. 

In celebration of her extraordinary life, an informal memorial service will be held on Indian Shores Beach, 19204 Gulf Blvd, on Sunday April 28th, 2013 at 6:00 PM, followed a sky lantern release and scattering of ashes at dusk.  Parking available across the street at Mahuffer's.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carrie Henderson and Kaitlyn Ocker, 3209 Riverhead Dr. Deltona, Florida 32738. Condolences for the family may be offered on this site and her Facebook page, where shared stories and photos are welcomed.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gary Davenport on 1st January 2017

"Well this is late. I was just trying to find childhood friends on Facebook and looked up Nancy's name when I found this. Sorry for all who knew her. You never met me. Nancy was my girlfriend when I was 15 years old. We went to the same school. Your description of how she was as a person is just how I remember her."

This tribute was added by Eli Henderson on 21st April 2013

"your the best grandma ever!


This tribute was added by Connie Chatfield on 20th April 2013

"Beautiful and Gentle Spirit Nancy. You are in my heart as I remember your wonderful smile.  


This tribute was added by Pam Ogburn on 20th April 2013

"Oh Nancy, what a beautiful person you were.  And all the great times we had working together and playing over the years.  You always cared about everyone.  So long since I had seen you.  May you rest in Peace. Luv, Pam"

This tribute was added by Katrina Knight on 19th April 2013

"I don't know how to express the love I felt for my Nancle-Do but, she knows.  And, I know her girls do too.  Carrie and Kaitlyn, I knew you both when you were so little and love you so much.  I carry your mother with me in everything I do.  She taught me so much since I first met her.  She was and will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Barb Dudding on 19th April 2013

"OH SWEET Sweet Nancy, we had many laughs, tears and lots of HAIR.
I will always keep you in my thoughts dear friend from the past.
With much love

This tribute was added by Cory Merriman on 19th April 2013

"We will miss you Nancy! Your smile, your year round flip flops and sense of humor!

Cory Merriman"

This tribute was added by Becki Svare on 19th April 2013

"Carrie, prayers to you and your family.  Thinking of you during this tough time."

This tribute was added by Julie Sims on 19th April 2013

Thought you'd be in Florida for my next trip there. This planet and the creatures who live here will miss one to rescue them anymore. We will watch over those girls and grandkids you love so much. Aloha and love you my friend, Julie A Hui Hou"

This tribute was added by Jorja King on 18th April 2013

"It's been years since the last time I saw ya, but I remember my first impression of spirited, on the go, and stylish.first Portebella(don't know if I spelt that right) mushroom I ate you grilled at your town house in evergreen.I hated mushrooms since than I love them:-)  thank you for being in our lives and giving my brother Carrie. So sorry for all the family's loss."

This tribute was added by Mary Jo Henderson on 18th April 2013

"I did not know you well, Nancy. What I did know is what a kind, big hearted and accepting lady you were. I am so glad you were a big part of our grandsons' lives. You will be missed and remain in our hearts forever. Nancy you put an imprint in every heart you touched and that will never be forgotten, you were a wonderful lady,Mother, Grandmother,Mother-in-law and friend. Forever, Mary Jo"

This tribute was added by Dan Frelka on 18th April 2013

"I will miss you always, Nancy. You were a very big part of my life for a very long time.

With my love,


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