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Celebrating the life of
Georgia Nash
November 03, 1922 - January 02, 2019
Pretty is as pretty does.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, January 06, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 4:00pm - Sunday, January 06, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Private Graveside Service

Georgia was such a fine and talented lady who will be missed by many. Your memories of times with Georgia will bring many happy thoughts in your hearts.

Patti, & Sam McClure and Skip and Chad, Franklin, , N.C.

She was the cutest, funnist most delightful person I ever knew. Her family is so lucky to have had her in their life and so was I.

Melinda Thomas, West Newbury, MASSACHUSETTS

An awesome mother in law and great grandmother to our crew.

Martin Georges, Marietta, Ga

Aunt Georgia was with me when my mom(Mary Kettrick) was so sick with cancer in Memphis. She was my rock! We were so sad, but mom sent us out to get decorations for the new house. She told us that she wouldn't be here long , but she wanted the house to be nice for my dad, and if anyone could make it nice.......Georgia could!! We had a ball even though it was sad, decorating moms house! I will always remember that time with her. What a sweet, funny, smart woman!! I am grateful to have spent some wonderful time with my Aunt Georgia!??????

Kettrick, Dayton, , Oh

A great lady has passed from your lives and the lives of all those who knew and loved her. May the many memories of Mrs. Nash bring comfort with the knowledge that we will see her again one day. We will miss this special lady. Sending love to all.

Chrissy, Raleigh, NC

My deepest thoughts, and prayers to you All during this difficult time.My heart is broken because I know I'm going to miss Her so much. But I take comfort in knowing that She is Safely Home with the Lord, where there's no more pain,and no more grief. My prayers for you All today, is that, in the midst of all your sorrows, God grant you Peace and Hope. I love you all. From all the Louis Jean Family, our deepest condolences.

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Pretty is as pretty does.
No-one embodied that sentiment as well as Georgia Heslep Nash, 96, who passed away peacefully on Skidaway Island on January 2, 2019.

One of the original pioneers of River Street, Georgia was a co-founder of The Cotton Bale gift shop that evolved into today’s iconic River Street Sweets. A talented interior decorator, she continued working in the family candy stores and helping with the holiday catalogs well into her late eighties.

Always appreciating the true spirit of the holidays, Georgia won several awards over the years for her beautifully decorated Christmas trees in several local competitions.

One of four daughters, Georgia was born in Orange, Texas in 1922 to George and Zonnie “Piggy” Heslep. She had three sisters, Mable Lintott, Virginia May Shea and Mary Kettrick.

Her father, anticipating a son he would call George, named her Georgia instead.

She spent most of her youth in Hodge, LA. She lived in Camden County, GA and Baton Rouge, LA before moving to Savannah permanently in 1972.

As a young woman, Georgia worked as a chemist at the Herty Foundation lab experimenting with bamboo and paper. She later owned and operated The Fashion Shop, a clothing store in Kingsland, Georgia.

A member of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Historical Society, Georgia was an avid volunteer at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler for many years.

In addition to her sisters, Georgia was preceded in death by her husbands Jack S. Gross and David M. Nash. She is survived by her daughters Pamela Strickland and Jenny Georges (Martin), son Mike Nash (Elizabeth), and grandchildren Jennifer Strickland (Jen) and Tim Strickland; Marty Georges (Suzanne), K.C. Georges (Ian), Sheridan Watson (Jim), Katherine Nash, Lauren Nash, Ethan Nash, great-grandchildren including Joelle Strickland, Willy Strickland-Marino, Luis Strickland-Marino, Olivia Strickland and Avery Nash, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mighty Eighth Foundation at Mighty Eighth. http://eighth.org/mighty-eighth-foundation.

 

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Candle tribute lit by Michelle and Mile LaSala — New Jersey

Candle tribute lit by Mary and Carmen Marino — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Mary and Carmen Marino — South Carolina

Georgia was such a fine and talented lady who will be missed by many. Your memories of times with Georgia will bring many happy thoughts in your hearts.

Patti, & Sam McClure and Skip and Chad, Franklin, , N.C.

Candle tribute lit by Natalie Hendrix Strickland — Georgia

She was the cutest, funnist most delightful person I ever knew. Her family is so lucky to have had her in their life and so was I.

Melinda Thomas, West Newbury, MASSACHUSETTS

An awesome mother in law and great grandmother to our crew.

Martin Georges, Marietta, Ga

Aunt Georgia was with me when my mom(Mary Kettrick) was so sick with cancer in Memphis. She was my rock! We were so sad, but mom sent us out to get decorations for the new house. She told us that she wouldn't be here long , but she wanted the house to be nice for my dad, and if anyone could make it nice.......Georgia could!! We had a ball even though it was sad, decorating moms house! I will always remember that time with her. What a sweet, funny, smart woman!! I am grateful to have spent some wonderful time with my Aunt Georgia!??????

Kettrick, Dayton, , Oh

Candle tribute lit by William Carmen Strickland-Marino — Georgia

A great lady has passed from your lives and the lives of all those who knew and loved her. May the many memories of Mrs. Nash bring comfort with the knowledge that we will see her again one day. We will miss this special lady. Sending love to all.

Chrissy, Raleigh, NC

Candle tribute lit by Chrissy Boykin Cochran — North Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Sid Gross — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Bonnie Sessums — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Nita M Laughlin — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Dominador Guillermo — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Luis Strickland-Marino — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Willy Strickland-Marino — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jen Marino — Georgia

My deepest thoughts, and prayers to you All during this difficult time.My heart is broken because I know I'm going to miss Her so much. But I take comfort in knowing that She is Safely Home with the Lord, where there's no more pain,and no more grief. My prayers for you All today, is that, in the midst of all your sorrows, God grant you Peace and Hope. I love you all. From all the Louis Jean Family, our deepest condolences.

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Candle tribute lit by Suze Louis Jean — Georgia


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