Van Dyke, Sadie “Becky” Estella Martin: Becky, 84, peacefully passed away at West Florida Hospital on Saturday, November 26, 2016, surrounded by loving family. Becky was born on January 30, 1932, in Pekin, IL to Nathan and Henrietta (Hinson) Martin. She graduated from Pekin High School in 1950. On June 7, 1952 she married her loving husband of 64 years, Troy Van Dyke, Sr. During their marriage, they lived in Pekin and Rockford, IL, Memphis, TN and most recently in Pace, FL. She is survived by her husband and their five children: Debra (John) Walker of Pace, FL, Danny (Robin) Van Dyke of Hazel Green, AL, Susan (Peter) Dellow of Christchurch, NZ, Brenda (Robert) Bratton of Colorado Springs, CO and Troy (Jennifer) Van Dyke, Jr. of Collierville, TN; 10 grandchildren: Angela Gwyn, Lisa (Brian) Starnes, Justin (Katie) Van Dyke Tackett, Valerie (Dave) Bratton-Stout, Tyler (Brittany) Bratton, Morgan (Paxton) Ivy, Katie and Emily Walker, and Joshua and Ellie Van Dyke; and three great grandchildren: Arianna Gwyn, Andre Doyle and Caleb Bratton. Also surviving are her two brothers, Allen (Carole) and Roland Martin of Pekin, IL, and many nieces and nephews. Becky will be deeply missed by her family and her faithful pet, Maggie.
Becky was predeceased by her parents and four sisters and four brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4600 N. Ninth Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503.