Nancy Reed


Age: 77

community volunteer and chief executive officer of the website of online obituaries who was hospitalized in critical condition at an intensive care unit for two weeks from an injury acquired through flood-related necrotizing fasciitis that resulted in blunt trauma of an upper extremity via an accidental fall after contracting a dangerous flesh-eating bacterial skin infection when she fell into dirty floodwaters in her son's flooded home in the northern Houston suburb of Kingwood, Texas earlier this month during the aftermath of super storm Hurricane Harvey that killed at least 60 people and damaged or destroyed more than 48,000 homes, offices and other buildings across the state of Texas when it made landfall in southeastern Texas as a Category 4 hurricane along the U.S. Gulf Coast in late August 2017 as the catastrophic flooding continues to devastate the Greater Houton metropolitan area during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, in which it became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period in which no storms of such severity made landfall.

Cause of Death: Complications from a flesh-eating bacterial infection

Born: January 4, 1940

Died: September 15, 2017

Houston, Texas