Katri Lynn McLendon, age 66, of Gulf Breeze, was called home September 13, 2021. She was born October 16, 1954, in Mishawaka, IN to Donald and the late Pearlie Agnes Underwood. Katri graduated from Washington High School in South Bend, IN and continued her education at Mississippi Gulf Coast College in Gulfport, MS. She worked as a Financial Services Representative with Regions Bank in Gulf Breeze, FL. In the past Katri worked as a Counselor at the Gulf Coast Mental Health Center in Gulfport, MS and spent many years as a sales professional in countless fields to help support her beautiful daughters. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and taught dance to children at YMCA’s and day care centers. Katri also appeared center stage in many Little Theatre productions. She enjoyed being active in the neighborhood HOA, cycling, tennis, sewing, and arts & crafts.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Pearlie Agnes Underwood. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jerry McLendon; daughters, Holly Simpkins of Navarre, FL and Kelly Simpkins of Pensacola, FL; father, Donald Underwood of Gulf Breeze, FL; brothers, Kenneth Underwood of Cedar Bluff, AR and Edward Underwood of Phoenix, AZ; precious grandson, Riley Culham of Navarre, FL; and a host of extended family and dear friends.
Visitation will be from 1:00pm until the memorial service begins at 2:00pm, on Friday, October 01, 2021, at Rose Lawn Funeral Home, 2942 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in honor of Katri’s mother, Pearlie Underwood, at diabetes.org/donate .
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