Candace 'Candy' Kay Nasser
TERRE HAUTE - Candace "Candy" Kay Nasser, 63, of Terre Haute, departed this Earth and began her journey to eternal peace with her loving Savior on September 17, 2019, at 8:10 a.m. In her last days she was continuously surrounded by her loving family and friends. Her devoted family was by her side as she passed.
Candy was born February 9, 1956, in Terre Haute, to Helen and Skander Nasser Jr. Candy is well known for sharing her love of food and hospitality with friends and family. She was the proud owner of Candy's Deli on South 7th Street, where she served her extraordinary sandwiches and Middle Eastern dishes in portions that were comparable in size to her super-sized heart. Her restaurant was always filled with good food and good friends. Her generosity knew no end and she never met a stranger.
After leaving the restaurant business, Candy went on to become a part of the Ellis Law Office team. For the last 15 years, Candy served as their receptionist, and serve is exactly what she did. She loved the staff like they were her own family and greeted each client like they were long-lost friends. Clients continue to ask about Candy and always comment about missing her warm and friendly smile.
Candy touched the lives of countless people. Her kind heart, her generosity, her love of being around people, and her desire to please others are all attributes that make Candy so unbelievably special to so many people.
Candy is truly the life of the party and her life here on Earth will be greatly missed.
During her last days, Candy was converted to the Orthodox Church and received her first communion. She was surrounded by close family and friends. This brought her an abundance of peace.
Candy leaves this Earth to join her mother, Helen Nasser; and her father, Skander Nasser Jr., who have gone before her. Candy is survived by her brother, Skander Nasser III and his wife Tracy Hilton Nasser, as well as their children, Megan and Colin, of Zionsville, IN; and her sister, Lori Nasser Hendrix and her husband, Jack Hendrix, of Terre Haute, as well as their daughter Alex Hendrix Hoffman and her husband Will of Princeton, IN. She is survived by her Uncle George Ellis, Aunt Betty Slyby and Aunt Joann Nasser; as well as numerous cousins.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in St. George Orthodox Church, 1900 South 4th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Visitation will be at the church, from 9:00 a.m. until service time. The Rev. Father Paul Fuller, Rev. Adn. Elias Corey, and Subdeacon Charles Shahadey Jr. will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Colin Nasser, Jack Hendrix, James Hendrix, Scott Uhlhorn, Kal Ellis, Michael Ellis, Christian Ellis, Dr. Daniel Tanoos, and Tony K. Nasser, MD. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. George Orthodox Christian Church (1900 S. 4th Street) or Catholic Charities (1801 Poplar Street); envelopes will be available at the church. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Online condolences can be made at
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Tracy Mitchell
Sep 21, 2019
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Elise Levin & Matthew Hagedorn
Sep 20, 2019
Candy girl you will have memories in my heart forever...We loved sharing such special time with you..laughing at almost everything..Our families go way back , say hi to my dad ..he will keep you laughing on the other side. Love you Candy girl...Elise Matt and our entire family
Tracy Zimpfer
Sep 18, 2019
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Ed and Carol Kourany
Sep 18, 2019
Sonny Tracy and family our heart goes out to all of you. We know Candace is in a better place and you all are in our prayers.
CY Lee Marlow
Sep 18, 2019
For year and years the life of Candy has been so special to me. I first met here at the Deli and her chicken salad was the best for me I loved her as a friend and she is now a genuine Angel Her legacy will live for ever and ever as she is one of a kind great soul. To her family and staff At Ellis Law I send my total condolences.
Paula Yared Corey-Smith
Sep 18, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Candy"s passing. Our family's are related on the Laham branch and we have known one another all our lives. "Cousin" Candy she was the youngest bridesmaid at my wedding in 1966. She was 12 years old.
I remember her as warm and loving and funny and fun to be with. She leaves a space that can only be filled with memories of her.
Debbie Burgess
Sep 18, 2019
Im so sorry for your loss... I loved working with Candy and her mother.I had so much fun and she had the biggest heart and made me feel like family .
Portia Kourany
Sep 18, 2019
May God be at your side through your journey to Ever Living Peace.
Molly Moulton
Sep 18, 2019
I am so sorry to learn of Candy's passing. She was so fun, always smiling, and was an excellent cook. Loved going to Candy's deli, seeing her and her mom. Rest in peace, Candy. Prayers for her family, Sonny and I were in the same class and spent time hanging out at the Nasser home.
Teresa Tanoos-Carlock
Sep 17, 2019
I will always cherish the memory of feeding Candace a Dairy Queen milkshake during her final days. She was quite tired, but once we gave her a taste of the milkshake, she suddenly perked up and said, "Yummy!" We all had a chuckle, but being with Candy in that moment will forever be with me, as will many other happy memories, including the births of my sons and how she embraced them as if they were her own. Candy, I miss you already, but I know you're no longer suffering. Much love and prayers to the entire family. May her Memory be Eternal!