Seema Sanchez, loving wife and mother, died September 6, 2019 at the age of 54, after a courageous five year long battle with lung, brain, bone, lymph node, and breast cancer.
Seema was born on July 23, 1965 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago to Ramdeo Sampat-Mehta and Sheila Rattan. She then lived in Ottawa, Canada for many years and proceeded to Emerson Preparatory School in Washington DC. Seema was a beautiful soul with a huge heart. Her eyes held a thirst for adventure. There was nothing she was afraid to try, from skydiving, scuba diving, white water rafting, to living upon a boat for seven years traveling the open seas. Soon after, she took the time to explore the open land traveling amongst a fifth wheel. Here she came to appreciate the true beauty of what God created around her. On every adventure, she made a point to spread love and a smile, touching so many lives. She will always be remembered and cherished. She belonged to a loving church, Harves Baptist Church, whom helped to keep her faith strong and a devoted husband of thirteen years, Frederico C. Sanchez that never left her side. Seema will be deeply missed by a wide circle.
She will be forever loved by her husband, Frederico C. Sanchez; daughters, Kristy Jewell, Nicole Jewell, and Brandi Ross; stepsons, Shelby Sanchez and Frederico Sanchez Jr.; stepdaughters, Jessica Alferink and Marrissa Drew; son-in-law, Brian Gostomski; grandchildren, Mark Rader, Donny McKenzie, Brandon Gostomski, Jasmine Evans, Echo Sanchez, Mallory Alfernik, Brooklyn Alferink, and Wyatt Drew; niece, Amanda Stang Lampkin and former husband, Patrick Jewell.
She will be loved and missed by all.
Thelma Douglas, 90, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Arthur Chaney, 59, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Phillip Darrle Heyser, 52, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Katherine Kitty Kerr, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, left this earth on September 4, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years,Dennis (DJ) Kerr; son Michael Kerr (Belinda); daughters Kathleen Kerr, Kristine Webber (Rob), Linda Rock (Trent), and Cheryl Kerr-Volz; grandchildren Raymond Bryson (Meghan), Christopher Bryson, Chad Prater, Jared Webber, Sean Webber, Taylor Rock, Jordan Rock, Tyler Volz, and Briar Volz; and great-grandchildren Oliver Bryson and Jasper Bryson.
A graduate of Hibbing High School (Minnesota), Kitty traveled the world as a military spouse. She and her husband retired to Pensacola, Florida, in 1995, where Kitty served as a volunteer at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop for 20 years. Kitty loved her work at the Gift Shop; visiting her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and connecting with her friends and family on Facebook. The rock of her family, Kitty will be dearly missed.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am and service at 11:00 am at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504. Interment will follow the service at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508.
Kitty and her family have designated Disabled Veterans of America or the USO for
memorial contributions in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Regency Hospice for their
compassionate care of our loved one.
Romolo Eugenio Trujillo, 86 , of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Crystal Lynn Stevenson, 48, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
James Perry Bennett, 82, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
A Committal Service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:30pm at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508. The procession will meet at Olive Baptist Church-Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32506 at 12:00pm.
Gerald Ray Martin, 52, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
Sonia Fountain Richardson, 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
William Wayne Alvarez, 61, of Holt, Florida passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019.
Wilmer Dale Coleman, 85, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
Miriam Black Urquhart went to be with her Lord on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 7:36 PM. surrounded by family. Miriam was born July 14, 1944. She graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Al. She attended the University of Alabama her freshman year but transferred to Auburn University her sophomore year so she could get an education. She graduated from Auburn the fall of 1966 and took graduate level courses after graduating.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred Black.
She is survived by her husband, Walter; sons, Trey and Mark Urquhart; grandson, Collin Urquhart; siblings, Ann Floyd (Ronnie) and George Black Jr.; brother in law, Ted Urquhart and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Miriam loved Jesus, her family, her church, her friends, and her students. Miriam taught kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades for 37 years-in Pensacola, 10 years at Oakcrest Elementary School and 17 years at Cordova Park Elementary School. Miriam had an impact on many young lives and loved her students. Miriam loved and lived and was loved by so many. Miriam was a true Christian and was dedicated and loyal to her Christian faith. However, Miriam loved to laugh with her crazy teacher friends and she knew how to have clean fun. She would always laugh at Walter's stale and repeated jokes. Miriam had unconditional love for Trey, Mark, Collin, and for all her family and friends. One of her teacher friends recently said that Miriam was one in a million and she sure was. Miriam and Walter met in study hall in 1960 and the attraction was present almost immediately. They were married on December 30, 1966. Walter has been told all of his life that he married way above himself and his minister recently told him he outkicked his coverage with Miriam. Miriam loved life and we are going to miss her tremendously.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, FL with reception following in the church parlor on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
The Family wishes to thank the Covenant Hospice Staff and especially field nurse, Amy who took such good care of Miriam at Your Life Senior Living. The family also wishes to thank Trouble Sr. and all the Trouble Jr.’s who took such good care of Miriam at Your Life Senior Living.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in honor of Miriam by walking in the Alzheimer's Association Walk on October 19, 2019 in Pensacola or by donating direct to the Association.
Patricia Ann “Pat” Sanderson, age 75, formerly of Bartlett, TN peacefully passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019 after a long illness.
She was born on November 18, 1943 in Kingsport, TN to Oscar and Grace (Templeton) Ball. Before her illness, Pat was an active member of Calvary Chapel in Bartlett TN. She held a number of interesting positions throughout her lifetime but was most proud of her service as a Police Officer. Pat was a loving mother of four children. She had a special bond with cats and provided a loving home to many rescues and feral felines.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Grace (Templeton) Ball and her brothers Kent Ball and Denny Ball.
She is survived in life by her beloved children, David Kowal, Robert (Anita) Kowal, Kristina Sanderson and Michael (Wendy) Sanderson; her grandchildren, Kimberly (Manuel) Gonzalez, Joseph Sanderson, Katrina Sanderson, Stephanie (Charles) Ellis, Jamie (Matt) Seals, Stacy (Joseph) Henschel, Jenni Kowal, Lance Sanderson, Kelsey Sanderson, Ashley Sanderson and Oscar Sanderson; her great-grandchildren, Genesis Gonzalez, Rinoa Gonzalez, Ninevah Gonzalez, Maxwell Seals, Isabell Seals, Eva Kowal, Eisley Kowal, Noah Sanderson and Ford Ellis; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins were a special part of her life.
A private service will be held at Mrs. Sanderson’s family cemetery in Clinchport, VA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Pat’s name to the House of Mews, 933 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104.
Maria Theresa Parker, 30, of Pensacola passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. She was born on July 3, 1989 and was a lifelong resident of Pensacola. She graduated from PJC High School and her loves were traveling, dance, swimming, art/photography, fishing, video games and her latest gadgets, listening to music and reading. She had love for all creatures great and small, and loved her dog, Dixie.
She was pre-deceased by her grandparents, Rena and Jay Perry, Sr. and Poly Parker; great-aunts and great-uncles, Ruby Parker, Ray Parker, Joe and Martha Parker.
Maria’s life was challenged by health problems that brought her life on earth to a sudden end.
Maria leaves behind parents, Bernie and Patricia Parker; sister, Jennifer (Ed) Powell; nieces, Elizabeth and Caterina Powell; grandmother, Judy Parker; aunts, Jaye (John) Batog, Angel (Ron) Barnes, Janice Perry, Cindy Sweeney, Cathy (James) Perry; uncles, John Parker, Jay Perry, Jr. and Michael (Mercy) Perry; Perry family cousins, Marissa Katz, Kristen Miller, Troy (Fawn) Sweeney, Jason Sweeney, Jay Perry, III, Amanda (Daniel) Munoz, Michael Perry, Jr., James Lawler, Faith Perry and Jeanette Swain; Parker family cousins, Andrew (Minh) Batog, Stephen Batog, Jessica (Aaron) Schooley, Amy (Tim) Everhart, Hayley Barnes, Emily (Antonio) Lugo, and Taylor Barnes; second cousins, Trinity, Treasure and Autumn Sweeney, Payton Swain and Livia Batog; great-aunt, Kay Walsh and the California cousins. Other surviving loved ones are her fiancé, Billy Stone; Little Bella, Adam, Tom and Keri, Leo and Corinne Bryant.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 with visitation from 11:30-12:30pm and service at 12:30pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504. Interment will follow the service at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, 1084 Massachusetts Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32505.
In Maria’s memory, please consider donating to the Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Medication Assistance Program, 1815 North 6th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32503 (850-435-3516).
Joan Kay Bencheck, 79, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019.
Arlie E. Peterson, 88, of Holt, Florida passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Jene Lorane Hatcher
08/24/1939 - 08/25/2019
Jene L. Hatcher was born in Atmore, Alabama but lived most of her early adult life in Pensacola, Florida and for the past 40 years, in Barrineau Park, Florida. She passed away at the age of 80.
She was a hardworking woman who started working at the age of 3 years old when she stood on a milk crate to reach the cash register in her father's grocery store. She later worked at Escambia General Hospital as an EKG technician before earning her Associate Degree in Nursing from Pensacola Junior College in the early 70's. Jene worked as a registered nurse (RN) at University Hospital for many years in the ER and later as the nurse manager of Unicare, and of Escambia Community Clinics when she retired in 2002. Her patients all loved her and she touched the lives of thousands. She was a very inquisitive woman who loved life and learning, her family and her fur babies. She rarely met a stranger and people were drawn to her like a magnet. She loved history and antiques, sitting on her porch, piddling with her flowers, and working on her land. She was a spiritual person and she loved being outside, but her happiest of all places was the beach. Camping, fishing, crabbing, swimming, walking and picking up seashells, watching the boats go by and even people watching, she adored anything that allowed her to smell the salt in the air, the warmth of the sun on her skin, and to put her toes in the sand. She loved rocks and especially if you gave her one from your own travels and had a story to go with it. She was a creative woman who loved and appreciated the arts. She did metalworking, chainmaille, jewelry making and her latest adventure was into painting. She was always up for a road trip and loved to go anywhere. Didn't matter to her if you knew where you were going or not; you were going somewhere and she was going too. She excelled at many, many things and she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Above all, she believed you should live life with gusto and never take today for granted. She wanted to be remembered with love and laughter but not tears and sadness. She is at peace now and no more suffering.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Jasper Fowler; mother, Ruby Mae Baker Fowler; sisters, Gloria Fowler Mayne and Penny Fowler.
Jene is survived by her son, Ronnie Hatcher, Jr., of Barrineau Park, Florida; daughter, Carol Hatcher of Barrineau Park, Florida; granddaughter, Whitney Glenn of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; two great grandsons, Kayden Glenn and Mattox Glenn of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; two brothers, Willie Ray Fowler of Atmore, Alabama and Cecil (Mona) Fowler of Pensacola, Florida; sister, Tina (Wayne) Butts of Saint James, Missouri; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jene will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donald Michael Lanciano, Sr., 61, of Pensacola, Florida, left this world on August 24, 2019. He was born in Rochester, New Hampshire and served for over 13 years in the Army National Guard.
Donald is preceded in death by his father, Francis “Lucky” Lanciano, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Lanciano of Dover, NH; children, Heather Lanciano of Berwick, ME, Donald Lanciano, Jr. of Dover, NH, Nicholas Lanciano of Sanbornville, NH and Peter Lanciano of Rochester, NH; grandchildren, Sean Jackson, Kailyn Jackson, Chelsea Jackson, Aria Lanciano, Priya Lanciano, and Jaylan Lanciano; brothers, Robert Miller, Sr. of Pensacola, FL, Richard Lanciano of Rochester, NH, Frank Lanciano, Jr. of Raymond, NH and Kelvin Lanciano of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Diane Dixon of Rochester, NH and Angi Lanciano of Knoxville, TN. There are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well.
A private family gathering and burial is planned for September 27, 2019 in his home state of New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to https://www.gofundme.com/donald-lanciano-memorial
Robert Bruce Phillips, Sr., 61, of Molino, Florida passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
John Scott Tomlin, 55, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Steven Roland Donaldson, 57, of Pensacola, Florida passed away at his home on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Steven ended his life after losing his mother 16 days prior. His mom, “Mo”, was his caretaker for the last 30 years, after Steven suffered a closed-head injury in an automobile accident. She was always there for him. After the devastating loss of his best friend, I want to believe he died of a broken heart.
Steven was born May 26, 1962 at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri where his father, Joe F. Donaldson, was stationed in the Air Force. His mother was the former Monetta Baker from Patchogue, Long Island, New York. Steve graduated from Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia.
Steve will always be remembered for his big heart, generosity and non-conventional sense of humor.
Steven is survived by his sister, Jonetta Jewell, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and brother, Michael Donaldson, of Columbus, Georgia.
William Henry Shuman, III, 68, of Green Cove Springs, Florida passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Michael Kirby, loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away at the age of 50.
Mike was born on February 2, 1969 in Louisville, KY to Dorothy and Donald Kirby. Mike married the love of his life in July 1991, Cheryl Zipay Kirby. Over the course of their 28 year marriage they raised two children, Dylan and Brianna and created a deep and wide community of friends and family.
Mike was a friend to all and will be remembered as a warm, caring, and fun-loving soul; as well as a dedicated and exemplary father to Dylan and Brianna, and a committed and loving husband to Cheryl.
Rarely would you find Mike and Cheryl apart, and if you were lucky enough to have befriended one, you were also blessed to befriend the other. Among many things, Mike will be remembered for his passion for music, best shared in the company of Cheryl and others and of course his love for the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Donald and his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl; children, Dylan and Brianna; mother, Dorothy; sister, Lynne Schenk and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be on Thursday, September 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a funeral service will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 10 a.m. both at First United Methodist Church of Pensacola. In lieu of flowers contributions in Mike’s name may be made to the Northwest Florida American Heart Association, Heart.org.
Lowell Edward Kelsey, 65, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 4:42 am at the Sacred Heart Covenant Hospice Unit in Pensacola. Lowell fought a courageous battle against Cancer for five years.
Lowell was born August 23, 1953 in Mattoon, Illinois, a son of Merwon J. and Ila G. Talbot Kelsey.
He was an entrepreneur starting several businesses, with the latest being Kelsey’s Appliances with 4 stores in the Pensacola area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Kelsey and nephew, Jimmy Smith.
Lowell is survived by his sisters, Janice G. (Kelsey) Johnson of Flossmoor, Illinois and Karin A. (Kelsey) Smith of Aurora, Ohio. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews, Kevin Kelsey, Heather (Kelsey) Clark, Matt Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Greg Johnson, and Angie (Smith) Williams; two great-nephews and three great-nieces.