AMORY – Jackie McWhirter Dendy, 73, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Born on Sept. 30, 1940, in Amory, she was a daughter of the late Orman Jackson and Mattie Ott McWhirter. She was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1958. She worked as a legal secretary for Jack N. Thomas and retired as Chief Loan Officer from Amory Federal Savings and Loan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. A loving, precious and selfless lady with a high regard for morals, virtues and manners, her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a past member of the city of Amory Elections Commission. She enjoyed playing golf, knitting, working the New York Times crossword puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren and listening to country music.
Survivors include her daughter, Dale Wright of Navarre, Fla.; son, Cole Dendy of Amory; grandchildren, Chandler Dendy, Abigayle Wright and Camden Dendy; and nephew, Ron Pierce.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Johnnie McCarver.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Criddle officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Breast Cancer
Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10022 or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.