Harriet Baxley Nolan, 82, of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, after an extended illness.
Born April 12, 1937, in Pensacola, FL, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Harry Bryan and Aleathea Hull Baxley. She was raised in Donalsonville, GA, and graduated from the University of GA with a degree in Education. She lived in Waycross, GA, for forty years with her beloved late husband Tom Nolan. She was a longtime and faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church, in Waycross. While having served in many capacities, one of her favorites was service on the Altar Guild. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sharing her home with many friends, family and community. She was a devoted wife and mother and took great pleasure in being surrounded by those she loved so dearly. When she moved to Fernandina, she continued her church service with the Amelia Plantation Chapel and served in many areas. She was involved with Community Bible Study and continued to share her gift of hospitality and teaching.
She leaves behind her daughters, Lea Nolan Bagnal (Scott) of Greenville, SC, and Margo Nolan Taylor (Tony) of Fernandina Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Hallie Hinen (Shaun), Charleston, SC; Julia Bagnal, San Clemente, CA; Nolan Bagnal, Charleston, SC; and Tom Taylor, Fernandina Beach, FL; sisters Aleathea Davis, Tallahassee FL, and Franny Kilpatrick (Paul), Columbus GA.; sister in law Julie Nolan Bullard, Snellville, GA, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Thomas Nolan, brother Jimmy Baxley, sister in law Patsy Baxley, and brother in law David Davis.
She will be laid to rest at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Christ Church Episcopal cemetery on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.
The memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 11:00 am on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Memorials may be made in her name to Community Hospice of N.E. Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257 or Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island, Florida 32034.