Obituaries 11-14

Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 03:00 PM.

Mrs. Mary Pender Derck, 60, passed away Nov. 6, 2013. She was born Aug. 29, 1953 in Marianna, to Robert Pender and Evelyn Thomas Pender.

Mrs. Derck was Methodist by faith and a member of Point Washington United Methodist Church. She was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Ga., receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She owned and operated Uptown Girls, Lilly Pads and Goodie 2 Shoes in Grayton Beach. She was very experienced in fashion design and interior design. She was a very talented cook and greatly enjoyed her work.

Mrs. Derck is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Thomas Pender.

Mrs. Derck is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Tony D. Derck of Santa Rosa Beach; father, Robert R. Pender of Seagrove Beach; sons, Keanen Derck of Santa Rosa Beach, Daniel Derck of Hicksville, Ohio; daughter, Tracey Harris and husband Philip of Atlanta; brothers, Bob Pender Jr. of Marianna, John Pender of Atlanta; and sister, Evelyn A. Pender of Tallahassee. 

Funeral services were to be held Nov. 11 at Point Washington Methodist Church with the Rev. Spencer Turnipseed officiating.

Floral arrangements are being accepted or donations may be made to Emerald Coast Oncology at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.

Burial will follow in the Gulf Cemetery.

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