Beatrice L. Beland, 83, was born December 03, 1930 and passed away January 25, 2014.
B.B. was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She wore many hats in her life. She and her late husband owned Advance Finance Co. and Beland Motors in Pensacola, FL and Anchorage, AK. She and her family moved back to Florida in the late sixties, where she eventually went to work in her family’s stevedoring business until her retirement.
B.B.’s number one priority was always her family first. She never complained of what life dealt her. She would carry on, and say it will be a brighter day tomorrow; but life will never be as bright without her in it. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. B.B. was preceded in Death by her mother and father, W.H. Pate, Sr. and Cora Pate; husband, Marcel A. Beland; siblings, W.H. Pate, Jr., Gladys Peterson, Evelyn Arnold, and Robert E. Pate.
She is survived by her children, Jo Coker (Sam), Cindy Waldrop, Donat Beland (Sandy), Tina Wiles (David); special brother, John Earley, Jr.; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also had a special niece, Carol Bilon. Honorary Pallbearers, Jonathan Waldrop, Adam Waldrop, Jarod Waldrop, Ernest Waldrop, Daniel Devine, Micah Wiggins and Damon Hadder. Special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice.
Visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The service will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Sam Coker officiating.