CODE, Mallory Lynn, who was born August 28, 1984, went home to be with the Lord Monday, November 9, 2009, as a result of compli-cations from cystic fibrosis. Mallory is survived by her parents, Brian and Karen Code; grandmothers, Isabel "Snaz" Patrick and Paige Code; brother, Jordan Code (Paige); sister, Whitney Waechter (Scott); aunts, Beverley Grant (John) and Anne Lowry; niece, Finley Code; nephew, Javen Waechter; cousins, Jeanette Odom (Jimmy), John Grant III (Julie), Jamie Grant, Hannah, Jay, Jackson, Reese and Grant Odom, and Jack and Ellie Grant; and many friends. Mallory was a member of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa and was known to and loved by many people across the country. Mallory had an undeterred zest for life, a quick wit and sense of humor, and a kind and thoughtful spirit that caused many people to love and admire her. She was an extremely accomplished junior and amateur golfer. She represented the United States twice, having played on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team in 2002 and in the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team in 2003. She qualified for and played in five USGA Girls' Championships and two USGA Women' s Amateur Championships. She won four American Junior Golf Association titles, including the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Mallory played, along with her sister, on two of the three Chamberlain High School State Champion teams. She went to the University of Florida in 2003 on a golf scholarship. Mallory danced at Frank Rey Dance Studio for 13 years and was a talented ballet and tap dancer. In August 2009, Mallory graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor' s degree in English and accomplished her goal of becoming a Gator alumnus. Mallory was a fighter and an inspiration to many people. She was burdened by many health issues stemming from cystic fibrosis and diabetes, but she refused to let that stop her from living life to the fullest and from encouraging and brightening the lives of everyone who knew her. She was an inspirational speaker for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and for charities and corporations all over the United States. Mallory was an organ donor, and a recipient was found just hours after her passing. Most importantly, Mallory trusted in Jesus Christ as her savior at a young age and is resting in his loving arms. A visitation will take place 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Idlewild Baptist Church in north Tampa, where the memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 9617 N. Trask Ave., Tampa, FL 33624.
Published in TBO.com on Nov. 12, 2009