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HERRING Suellyn Petri Herring of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on April 23, 2013 after a courageous four year battle with leukemia. The daughter of Jessie and Carl Petri, Suellyn was born in Pekin, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois. She was a successful executive in the fashion and sports industry for over 30 years. For ten years she was Director of Licensing for the PGA Tour. As an entrepreneur, she co-started LPI which was later bought by IMG. She was currently acting Vice President for Mercury Luggage/Seward Trunk. Known as Cappy by her closest family and grandchildren, she was an equestrian and loved Springer Spaniels. As a member of the Florida Yacht Club, she was an avid tennis player and was named Comeback Player of the Year in 2010 during her initial leukemia diagnosis. She was a 20 year member of the Sunnyland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and was the recipient of the President s Award in 2008. Beside her parents, Suellyn is survived by her husband Bernard Herring III of Jacksonville, Florida; children Josh Porter of Tallahassee, Florida and Kim Cook of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Kendall Porter and Alex Porter of Tallahassee, Florida, Herrin Cook and Benjamin Cook, III of Atlanta, Georgia, and Aunt Ella Heintz of Leesburg, Florida. A service to celebrate Suellyn's life will be held at the Florida Yacht Club on May 30, 2013 at 5:00. Friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Big Plan at the Florida Yacht Club in her honor. Please contact Arlette Keeley at (904) 387-1653 ext 404. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 19, 2013
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