Saturday, December 20, 2008
Mary Jernigan Tidwell -
Mary Elizabeth Jernigan Tidwell, 81, a lifelong resident of Chumuckla, FL, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 19, 2008 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Mary was born June 15, 1927 to J.W. and Mary McCaskill Jernigan. She had one sister, Josephine Kimbrough who preceded her in death.
Mary grew up working in her father's commissary. She taught school at Chumuckla Elementary and was secretary for the Milton Fire Department. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Administration from the University of West Florida.
She loved her church and served as church pianist, organist, and treasurer, for many years. She also was a great lover of animals, flowers and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Marion O. Tidwell; one daughter and son-in-law, D. Anthony (Tony) and Mary Beth Washnock; one grandson, J.W. LaCoste; and one niece, Mary Jo Trenkler.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2008 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation will also be at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, 8000 Chumuckla Hwy., Pace, FL 32571. LEWIS FUNERAL HOME, 4777 W. Spencer Road, Pace, Florida 32571 is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 12/21/2008