Dorothy Ann Black (Ann)
Gulf Breeze - Dorothy Ann Black (Ann), 89, of Gulf Breeze, FL left this world for her heavenly home on Wednesday July 14, 2021. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Montine Copeland Nickelson and Olin Columbus Nickelson; her brother, Olin C Nickelson, Jr.; and husband, James Ray Black. She is survived by her son, Gregory Ray Black of Summerland Key, FL; daughter, Janet Black Mackey; son-in-law, Robert Anton Mackey, Jr. of Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren, Sutton Black of Denver, CO, Maren and Nathan Mackey of Gulf Breeze; nephew, Mark Nickelson (Emily) and family; niece, Melody Dunn (Bill) and family. Ann was born Feb 4, 1932, in Atlanta, GA, and graduated from Brown High School in 1949. After high school, Ann attended University of GA, Atlanta division and married her high school sweetheart, James "Jim" Ray Black on June 9, 1951. Ann worked to help put her husband through Georgia Institute of Technology. The couple lived in El Paso Texas briefly while Jim was serving in the Army and Ann worked for the Army. In 1961, the two started a family and Ann was a home maker while also earning her Bachelor degree. Ann enjoyed her job preparing income taxes because she loved getting to know people and their stories. She loved her family, her many friends, neighbors, and all cats and dogs. Ann was the life of the bridge table, and before her knee replacements, she was the life of the tennis court. She enjoyed playing mixed doubles with husband, Jim, and doubles with her many beloved tennis friends. Ann also loved to travel.
In 2002, Ann and Jim moved to Gulf Breeze, where they met many new friends and enjoyed watching their grandchildren grow up. Ann continued to enjoy reading and playing bridge with her many friends and participating at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and aunt.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ann's life at her service at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church chapel on Mon July 26 at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Arthritis Foundation
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Published by the Pensacola News Journal from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.