Nancy Mullen

Obituary of Nancy Jo Mullen

Nancy Jo Gilbertson Mullen passed away in Melbourne, Florida on November 7, 2021, at Holmes Regional Hospital with her husband at her side.


Nancy was born February 27, 1950, in Eau Claire Wisconsin to her parents Vernon and Lorinda Gilbertson. Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 1972. She married Rex Mullen on April 3, 1971. Nancy taught second grade at Houston Elementary in Colerain Township, Ohio, directed a La Petite Academy in West Chester, Ohio, and substitute taught for the Lakota Local School District in Butler County, Ohio until she retired in Melbourne, Florida. Nancy dedicated her life to teaching and helping others. In her retirement, she was active in several organizations, including PFLAG, the National Organization for Women, and mentoring programs in the Brevard County Schools.


Nancy is survived by her husband, Rex Mullen; her two sons, Jess and Casey Mullen; and her daughter-in-law, Erica Leohner.


A celebration of Nancy’s life will occur on January 8, 2022, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne, 1665 N. State Route A1A, Melbourne, Florida from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP at


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Nancy’s name to either PFLAG Melbourne Space Coast at (attention Rainbow Youth in the note), or National Organization for Women at