Lyda Suggs DeFriest

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LYDA SUGGS DEFRIEST Lyda Suggs DeFriest, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on December 15, 2012, at the age of 87 with her family by her side. She was born in Hale, Florida. She received her Registered Nursing Degree in 1946 and moved to Fort Pierce to be near family. She was a homemaker, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, was a Girl Scout Leader, learned to fly in her early forties, became an avid golfer and bridge player, and was a member of the Martha Circle at Indian River Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, the Honorable Edgar P. DeFriest, Jr. Survivors include her children, E. Powell DeFriest, III, and his wife, Sherri, Helen Marshall and her husband, Steve, of Fort Pierce, FL, and Karen Wood and her husband, George, of Fines Creek, NC; 13 grandchildren, Edgar P. DeFriest, IV, Michael DeFriest, Kayla DeFriest, Travis Michaud, Ashley Mason, John Marshall, Spencer Marshall, Turner Marshall, Jaqueline Marshall, Madison Slye, James Bisiar, Nathan Wood, Nicholas Wood; 9 great grandchildren, Dakota Mason, Blaze and Tripp Marshall, Gabrielle, Julia and Calvin Slye, Sophie Weaver, Zachary and Taran Bisiar; and Lyda's brother, Donald Suggs, and his wife, Crill, of Newberry, Florida, and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian River Presbyterian Church, 2499 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. A memorial service will be held at 10: 30 am, on Saturday, December, 22, 2012, at the Indian River Presbyterian Church, with interment to follow at White City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home An online guestbook is available at Paid Obituary

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Published in the TC Palm from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2012
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