2008-04-24 / Obituaries


Rebecca A. "Becky" Garrick, 58, of Panama City, Fla. died April 18, 2008 after a 17-month fight with cancer.

She was born Sept. 4, 1949 in Tuscaloosa. She was raised by her parents, Tom and Jean. She was raised in several cities including Gainesville, Ga., Jacksonville, Fla. and Grove Hill. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 1975. She married Phil Cunningham in Mobile in July of 1977. She worked as an accountant until she returned to school to study to become a social worker. She graduated from Florida State University with a 4.0 GPA and a Master's Degree in Social Work. She worked as a social worker until she was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2006. She remarried in 2000 to Herman Garrick of Grove Hill.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Garrick, Grove Hill; her mother, Jean Leavelle; one sister, Judy Sadler; children, Philip Cunningham III and Katie Cunningham.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ with Minister Daniel Cherry officiating. A dinner reception will follow the service, being hosted at the Lynn Haven Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Becky's name may be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL32405.

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