DIMPLE JANE (GANDY) POLK "MAMA NANNY"
Dimple was born in Pensacola on August 16, 1933. She passed away after a lengthy illness on May 15, 2008 at Covenant Hospice at West Florida Hospital.Dimple was a native Floridian, raised in Brownsville, and graduated from Pensacola High School. She was a member of Olive Baptist Church. For eighteen years she enjoyed volunteering her services during tax season.
Preceding her in death were her parents, the late Sheriff Hampton E. Gandy, Sr. and Nellie Jane (Benson) Gandy; one infant son; brothers, Hampton E. Gandy, Jr. (Louise), Whipple J. Gandy (Selma), Cecil W. Gandy (Pat), and Luther A. Gandy (Maudelle); sisters, Arsula Doyle (Teddy), Viola Long, Nellie Thorkildsen (Bud), Doris Bates (Ezra), Gay Sakalarios (Mike) and Charlotte Hughes (Bud). Mrs. Polk is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, G. C. Polk; two daughters, Brenda Waters (Allen) of Pace, Florida and Karen Schebler (Dan) of Chantilly, Virginia; five grandchildren, Teresa Wood (Rusty), Bryan Waters (Tracy), Jayna Nelson (Kyle), and Mark and Adam Schebler; eight great-grandchildren, Josh and Heather Wood, Isaiah, Malachi, Caleb, and Lucas Waters, and Cooper and Vayda Nelson; one sister, Thelma Richards (Francis); one brother, Arthur O. Gandy (Dolores); and, one brother-in-law, Alfred Long. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear friends.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Faith Chapel North-Cantonment. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:00 am at Faith Chapel North-Cantonment with Dr. Jerry Passmore and Brother Nicholas Gandy officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.Pallbearers will be Bryan Waters, Kyle Nelson, Russell Gandy, Terry Lambert, Olon Rivers, David McCarthy, and Bobby Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Jim Blackman, Kenneth Nall, Joe Carley, Red Bradford, Jodie Newton, Budda Fillingim, James Statum, Johnnie Labrato, Bill Crooke, Adam Schebler, Mark Schebler, Jerry Lambert, Larry Lambert and Mike Lambert.Flowers will be accepted. However, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice at West Florida Hospital, 8383 North Davis Highway, 32514.
The family would like to express its appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of West Florida Hospital and Covenant Hospice. Many thanks to everyone, both family and friends, who provided love and care to our wife and mother through the past few years. A special thanks to Joann Wiggins and Brenda Dirden. Faith Chapel Funeral Home North 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Pensacola News Journal