Theo Patrick Moss, 44, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Francisco Ramiro Cifuentes, 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Marilyn K. Connelly, 79, of Niceville, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Irene Faye Duffany, 82, of Pace, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Sue Ann Mardis, 68, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Lynda Lynette Miller, 69, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Jean A. Mitcham, 85, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Russell Charles Daratany, 76, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Sheila Mae Green, 59, Milton, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
November 7, 1946 – October 17, 2020
Patsy Louise Etherdege Daniels Manning, 73, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Patsy was a middle school teacher starting out at A.V. Clubbs, transferring to Wedgewood and finishing her career at Ransom Middle School. At both Wedgewood and Ransom, she was honored as Teacher of the Year and the year she was honored at Wedgewood, she was also one of the finalist for Teacher of the Year in Escambia County.
In her early years, Patsy was a member of Gonzalez United Methodist Church. On November 29, 1998, she transferred her membership to St. Luke United Methodist Church. She particularly enjoyed being a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and meeting with her small group on Wednesday nights. She participated in multiple mission trips; one to Costa Rica and several to Ecuador.
Patsy was the daughter of the late Roy and Hazel Etheredge. She is survived by her two sisters, Sharon Leeds (Steve) and Diane Bradley (Robert) and brother, Charlie Etheredge (Terry); three children, Cherie Stone, Sheila Cox (Jeff) and Jimmy (Jo) Manning (Karin): thirteen grandchildren, Danielle Stone, Sarah Stone, Tiffany Fazzini (Kelly), Amanda Cox, Kartina Thacher (Jacob), R.C. Manning, Dusty Manning (Sarah), Jonathon Green (Erica), Kaitlyn Green, David Green, James Green and Karoline Green, Kristy Lynn Steffine: Eight great grandchildren – Ean Fazzini , Connor Fazzini, Lane Bolonga, Alyna Grace Grantham, Lyla Beth Manning, James Manning, Ethan Green and Aubrey Lynn Gobert.
The family extends their gratitude to Patsy’s son and daughter-in-law, Jo and Karin Manning, for the compassionate care they provided Patsy in these last three years.
In addition, the family extends their gratitude to two special individuals that sat with Patsy, Tracy and Brigette, and to Vitas Hospice, especially nurse Mickey, for their invaluable care and support.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on November 7, 2020 at the Gonzalez United Methodist Church cemetery located behind the church at 2026 Pauline Street, Cantonment, Florida 32533.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1394 E. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida.
George Augustine Mullen, Jr., 58, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Rodney S. Gibson, 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Patrick Dennis Blaine, 68, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Mary Margaret Johnson, 80, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Roy Layton Reasonover, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Lucinda Curlee, 63, of Valparaiso, Florida passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Carl Calvin Shore, 83, of Pace, Florida passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
James Wetzel Hysell, Jr., 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Linda Janette Dinger, 81, of Wewahitchka, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Michael James Thetford, 67, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Cecil Glenn Ward, 81, of Key Largo, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Donald Scott Gates, 55, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020.
Kenneth A. Williams, 71, of Pensacola, Florida went to be with our Lord October 12, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He fought a valiant fight. Ken was born June 3, 1949, in New Jersey, the son of John and Mildred Williams.
He graduated from Ramapo Regional High School in Franklin Lakes, NJ and served in the Army after high school. As part of the 1st Air Cavalry, he served one year in Vietnam where he was awarded several citations and 2 Bronze Stars. After his service, he built a wonderful career in sales, relocating the family from NY to Charlotte and Atlanta and business travels all over the country and overseas.
Ken met his forever sweetheart, Jeanne (Ashworth) in high school. They married after his return from Vietnam and were married 49 years. They were blessed with two wonderful sons, John and Michael and six grandchildren.
He was an avid golfer, boater, and Corvette enthusiast, belonging to Grand Lagoon Yacht Club and the Miracle Strip Corvette Club. But, mostly, he was a devout Christian and member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Ken is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; son, John and wife, Melinda, son, Michael and wife, Shelby and grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Sydney, Bryan, Carter, and Nathan.
There will be a private remembrance at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Richard Dennis Sorenson, 83, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Rich was born 1936 in Duluth, Minnesota to Helia and Harold Rajala. He graduated in 1961 from the Louisiana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and enjoyed a beautiful marriage to his wife of 34 years, Nelda DeBardelaben Sorenson.
Rich began working at the age of 9 going door to door selling Christmas Cards, and later delivered newspapers in Northport, Long Island, New York. He then continued working at a local bowling alley as a pinsetter. After moving to Baton Rouge, LA at age 14, he began delivering the Times-Picayune newspaper, first by bike, and then a Model A Ford. Rich put himself through LSU as a cookware salesman and, after graduation in 1961, began work in New York for Amoco as a petroleum products sales manager in the Northeast region. Later, opportunity called in Columbia, South Carolina as Economic Development Director, and then to Omaha, Nebraska as Director of the Omaha Industrial Foundation. Rich later expanded into industrial real estate in Springfield, Missouri and then Midland, Texas, where he worked for Exxon Corporation as a “land man”. Later, he started his own real estate firm, Garden District Properties, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his working life as Executive Director of the Santa Rosa County Industrial Development Authority from 1984 to 1994 and served as Executive Director of the Florida Economic Development Council. After moving from Milton and his beloved Blackwater Bay home to Pensacola in 1997, Rich enjoyed being a substitute teacher for Escambia County.
Rich was a man of many interests. He and Nelda traveled much of the world exploring together. Many of his adventures were on his two-wheel vehicles, both bikes and motorcycles. He secretly bought his first motorcycle at age 14 and owned a total of 36 over his lifetime, participating in short-track racing as a teen and enduro competitions and dual-sport rides as he grew older. He bragged of having ridden in 49 of the 50 states and many foreign countries. He stopped riding at age 82 only because his last motorcycle was stolen from his home, to which he remarked, “God must be telling me it’s time to stop riding.” Bicycles became his exercise of choice at a young age and it continued to be so throughout his life. His most memorable accomplishment being a 2000-mile bicycle ride across the United States in his 70th birthday year, 2006.
Using his economic development experience, he and Nelda were among the founding forces in the procurement of the CSX rail line for the development of the Blackwater Heritage Trail in Milton, FL. Having ridden on many such trails throughout the country, he knew what it could do for the health and prosperity of the community that he loved and served. He also served as a volunteer usher for the historical Saenger Theater, alongside his wife Nelda, for 25 years making many good friends along the way. In addition, he was an active member of the local LSU Alumni Association, enjoying Saturday games with fellow alumni and his grandchildren at the local bowling alley. Family time in the summers at the family mountain cabin in Monteagle, TN, especially with his grandchildren and godchildren, was the pleasure of his life for 27 years.
Rich was a joyful force in life, beginning with teaching the grandchildren and others the “Monkey Song” in a very dramatic manner. In addition, he loved thinking up the most unique April Fool’s jokes to pull on family members. His love, jokes, laughter and emotional expression of care will be cherished and missed by all. A few years ago, he recorded his life experiences on 8 CD’s for close family members. He had plans to write a book titled One Lucky Guy. Although he did not get to complete it, Richie certainly was “one lucky guy” and we were blessed to be a part of his life!
Rich (Richie, My Sweet Love Darling, Richie-poo, Grandpa, G’pa, GG’pa, Godfather), is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nelda DeBardelaben Sorenson; 5 children, Stacy (Greg) Stith of Sarasota, FL, Darren Miller of Baton Rouge, LA, Paige (Dave) Klucina of Jacksonville, FL, Eric (Amanda) Sorenson of Los Angeles, CA., Monica (Chris) Casey of Pensacola;2 “adopted daughters” ,Alicia Cain of Estes Park, CO and Janell (David) Richards of Warner Robins, GA., and 2 sisters, Beth (Buck) Sparks of New Roads, LA and Wendy (Barry) Marx of Baton Rouge, LA. Rich also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren,4 godchildren and his two faithful dogs, Cheaha and Tenn Ten.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill Osborn, and his beloved dog, Sugarmutt.
No service will be held at this time because, per Rich’s request, a Jazz and Gumbo Celebration of Life will be held for him at a later date. Contributions can be made in his memory to the Blackwater Heritage State Trail, 5533 Alabama St,Milton, FL 32570.
Dakota James Pierce, 19, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020.