OBITUARY

Farrice Benton Peterson

October 30, 1929January 10, 2021
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On January 10, 2021, the beloved Farrice B. Peterson of Pensacola, Florida peacefully went home to be with the Lord. Farrice was born in Meridian, Mississippi and retired from the Pensacola Naval Air Station after 20+ years of Civil Service. Farrice was a proud member and Sunday School teacher at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church.

She was a God-fearing woman who lived by faith. Loved by everyone she ever met. Her humor was infectious and her laugh unforgettable. She had a heart of gold and now she is walking the streets of gold eternally.

She is survived by her brother Tom Benton (Mary Jo), niece Debra Benton-Otto (Mac) of Mobile AL, daughter Belinda Schipani of Pensacola FL, granddaughters Kelly Griffis of Charleston SC, Jessica Schipani of Pittsburgh PA, great grandchildren Marissa and Shaun Schipani, Gavin Grimsley and great-great grandson Jaxon Larkins of Pittsburgh Pa.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Joni Brookins of Pensacola FL and grandson Patrick Schipani (Jamie) of Navarre FL.

The family will be receiving family and friends at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Hwy #90e Pensacola FL on January 21, 2021 between 1pm and 2pm. A service will be held at 2pm. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Perdido Bay United Methodist Church.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Kelly Griffis

January 21, 2021

I never thought this day would come, I will not say goodbye. Shattered and broken, I thought you would be with us forever. You were invincible. I have so many amazing, happy memories…You taught me how to love the Lord first, that family means everything, you taught me right from wrong, how to love, and be a lady. Your smile so sweet, your laughter infectious, the words of cheer, the love you gave me, whether far or near, you shared my joys and sorrows too; you were my biggest cheerleader. I thank God for the many years he gave us you and this is not goodbye cuz I will see you again! You will always live cuz your in my heart and I will continue to share my precious memories. I miss you already and can't wait to stroll the Streets of Gold with you! Rest in Peace Memaw! I love you with all of my being!

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