Edith (Edie) F. Garcia, age 71, of Gulf Breeze passed away peacefully December 8, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She fought courageously, always maintaining her faith and grace during her battle with brain cancer.
Edie was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Fred Garcia, parents Alice and Richard (Dick) Davis and brother Richard Davis Jr. She is survived by her children Jennifer Haines (Bobby), Andi (Meredith), Chris, and David Garcia (Wesley); her grandchildren Jake, Alexa, Emma, and Hope Haines; Tyler, Ava, and Keegan Garcia; Liam, Lenni, and Lane Garcia all of Gulf Breeze, FL; siblings Bill Davis (Maria); Janet Wood (Chip) and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Born January 23rd, 1947 in Everett, MA, her family moved to Gulf Breeze in 1956, and she continued to live in the area the rest of her life. She graduated from Pensacola High School and Pensacola Junior College where she met her future husband Fred. She pursued a career as a Paralegal, that allowed her to work for her entire professional life in legal and title insurance industries, for many firms throughout the greater Pensacola area.
Edie was devoted to her church community at St. Sylvester, and enjoyed being a member of The Columbiettes, The Golden Girls, the Church Choir and especially the Morning Glories swimming club. The experiences she shared with these friends was always a topic of conversation, consistently bringing a smile to her face and having a lasting impact on her life.
Edie was always ready for an adventure whether traveling the world, fast passing through Disney or relaxing on Pensacola Beach, but nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and a great friend to many in the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola communities. She was always ready to listen and willing to help others in any way possible. She will be remembered and greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family will be hosting a visitation from 5-7 PM, on Wednesday, December 12th at Rose Lawn Funeral Home, Gulf Breeze. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, December 13th at St. Sylvester Church in Gulf Breeze.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation in her memory to the charity of your choice.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Edie ... Prayers for comfort and peace for the family, during this very sad time. We lived in Gulf Breeze for many years, as the Wehunt family and we attended the same church. I attended the prayer meetings with her and Fred. My deepest sympathies to the family. Much Love, Linda
Linda Michaud-HillEtna, ME
So sorry for your loss. We all enjoyed a trip to Park City with Janet and Edie. Had a great time
Karen McCollumHomosassa, FL
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF EDITHS PASSING. GODS LOVE TO THE GARCIA FAMILY. THE BLAKE FAMILY
benton david blakePENSACOLA, FL
Dearest Edie. You were such a wonderful friend and mentor to my son Stephen Jr. Not only will will he miss you dearly, but Nancy and I will too. You were always full of fun and had an outlook and zest for life, that most people only dreamed of having. Rest sweetly dear Edith. You will always be in our thoughts.
Stephen GroganGulf Breeze, FL
I only met Edie a few times through my sister who is a good friend. I was made to feel very welcome and I believe that Edie never "met a stranger". Hope that family and friends will find comfort and peace through each other's company during these sorrow filled times. God bless you all. Prayers for all. 🙏
Pat RoyalCary Plantation, ME
I was so sorry to learn of Edie's passing. She was a gem and a wonderful friend. I celebrated her retirement for her, but I knew she was irreplaceable in the Real Estate Closing Profession. Rest in Peace, precious Edie.
Dorothy E Franklin PAPensacola, FL
Jennifer, we're sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless you all.
Gladys WalkerPensacola, FL
Edie was the bright smile at a closing . Always ready to explain and calm the nervous customer. She will be greatly missed and always loved ! Prayers for her family 🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏
Linda PettyPensacola, FL
Andi, Meredith, children, and Edie's larger family, I am so sorry for the gap Edie's passing leaves, but I am happy for her that she is now body-whole and at peace. She was a personality that always left an impression, living life to the fullest with a ready smile. Dan and I are thinking of you all.
Karen Carroll CaveGibsonville, NC
Edie, you will forever be in the hearts of all you touched. The memories we made through the years, weather it be at an FSU football game, out having beers with Andi and our friends, trips to the mountains for “get togethers” or meeting up at Disney, you always had a smile on your face. Thank you for being a loving mother to Andi, Jen, Chris and David, and for accepting all of their crazy friends along the way. You and Fred were the epitome of great parents who knew how to balance parenting and having fun with your children. I am most certain Fred is very happy to join him and our lord and savior in heaven. You will be missed dearly. Rest In Peace beautiful soul.
Kerri boydPort Saint lucie, FL
I wouldn't know where to begin to detail the wonderful experiences Edie and I shared over the years. I was blessed to have her in my life and I will miss her greatly! My prayers go out to her entire family and all of her numerous friends, that they will experience God's peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Mary KortLEESBURG, FL
Andi and family. We are saddened by Edie’s passing. We are thankful for all the fond memories of time spent with her. Prayers will continue for strength and comfort for the entire family. Love you, Hope and Eddie
Hope and EddieBelews Creek, NC
It is hard to imagine our neighborhood and my church/choir life without Edie accompanying or joining me in our many activities and with so many friends over so many years. I will always always miss her and treasure my time with her and her wonderful family. God blessed us abundantly with her life
Bonnie Butcher BrandonGulf Breeze, FL
I worked with Edie, she was always up for the task whatever it was. She worried that if she retired, she would have nothing to do,! She speeded up after retirement and went at a breakneck pace, to get it all in
Angie WestmorelandGulf Breeze, FL
I have known Edie for several years and was always encouraged, helped and loved. She will be very much missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
Lin DworshakKaty, TX