Nancy Joan Morarity Michiels
Nancy Joan Morarity Michiels passed away on July 12, 2013.
Nancy was born in Decatur, Illinois and was a longtime resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her children: Leo Peter "Chip" Michiels III, John Gregory Michiels (Melinda), Joan Michiels McCullough, Robert Nolan Michiels (Pam), and Lawrence Leonard Michiels (Melissa). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Joseph Matthew and Julie Marie McCullough, Anna Elizabeth and Peter Daniel Michiels, and Camille Marian Michiels. She is also survived by many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leo Peter Michiels, Jr., and by her parents, Marie Dunn Morarity and John F. Morarity.
Nancy attended Millikin University, where she joined Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, and graduated from the University of Michigan. She was involved in many community service activities, and she especially enjoyed her work with Pi Beta Phi alumnae groups, WYES-TV, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, where she began as a volunteer and later served as volunteer coordinator. She was a member of the New Orleans Country Club and the Orleans Club. Nancy was an avid genealogist and bridge player, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
A Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Friends may visit from 8:30 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com
Published in The Times-Picayune from July 13 to July 14, 2013