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Doug Adkins

The grand first lady of the local republican party, Margie was one of the members who was always there to support the party through the years and volunteered in so many ways and then served as a Port Commissioner - she was a wonderful person and it was an honor to serve with her on the local Republican Executive Committee, she made a difference in so many lives and so many different ways in our community, all I can say is Thank you Margie and blessings to the family who mourn her loss. God grants a long life to those who have served him well and Margie truly had a servants heart!

Margie Plyant Gandy


Our beloved Mother, Margie Pylant Gandy, 94, went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2024, at the Warner Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Florida. She was born to Annie Seine, and Robert S. Pylant on September 12, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward C. Gandy; and siblings James Pylant, Robert Pylant, Ellis Pylant and Eleanor Lavender. She is survived by three children; Deborah Gandy McBride, Scott Gandy and Paul Gandy (Olga); sister, Betty Pylant Edenfield, brother, Marion Pylant, step-grandson Sean Klein (Rachael) and step-great grandson Emmett. Also, many nieces and nephews.
Her family moved from Atlanta to Jacksonville, Florida early where she attended Andrew Jackson High School and earned the distinction of being the ‘Last of the Pepperettes’. She had a career at Western Auto, Lewis Business forms, and Union Camp, eventually retiring from International Paper Company all while raising a family and supporting her community.
She and family eventually moved to Yulee, Florida where she lived for many years until her passing. Her infectious attitude and her zest for life, her family, the community and church kept her active and happy. She enjoyed working in her yard gardening and planting, reading books, and completing crossword puzzles daily.
She served as Ocean Highway and Port Authority Commissioner for her district, as a poll worker, and assisted with voter registration for Nassau County Elections. Serving in many charity organizations, her favorite, and most fulfilling, was the Food Outreach Ministry at the Journey Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
She was a loving, fun, supportive, encouraging and giving Mother. She had a love for all kinds of music and decorating the home. Her favorite time to decorate was Christmas. She loved her children and family and enjoyed being with them. She loved America and was a true patriot. Her beautiful smile and exuberant personality will truly be missed by her family and countless friends. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the caring staff at Warner Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
The funeral services will be at The Journey Church Friday, June 14th at 10 am. A viewing will be held in the Burgess Chapel at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors in Fernandina Beach, Fl, the evening of June 13th , 5 pm -7pm .
Rather than flowers, a contribution to the Journey Church Food Outreach Ministry would be appreciated.
The Journey Church is located at 95707 Amelia Concourse, Fernandina Beach (Yulee), Fl.


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