Dina Beesley, 38, beloved daughter of Ricky and Diane Beesley of Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Florida, died Monday, September 19, 2011.
Dina was born in Columbus Georgia on October 1, 1972. She and her parents moved to Niceville in 1973.
Dina graduated from Niceville High School in 1991. She attended Northwest Florida State College and Troy University, majoring in criminal justice.
Dina owned a small painting and construction business for several years, working in Sandestin and Seaside, Florida. Dina and her husband became truck drivers, traveling across the United State and Canada with their dog, Scrappy.
Dina was a devoted animal protector. She cared for numerous pets and abandoned animals.
She was an avid reader. Her favorite book was “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which made a profound effect on her life. She also loved computer games and bicycle riding.
“Remember I will still be here, As long as you hold me in your memory. I am the one star that keeps burning so brightly, It is the last light to fade into the rising sun, I’m with you whenever you tell my story, For I am all I’ve done. Remember I’ll never leave you if you will only remember me.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Thames, grandfather, Gilmore Beesley, uncle, Mark Parker, and great grandmother Ethel Bailey.
Survivors include her father, Ricky Beesley, mother, Diane-Parker Beesley, grandmother, Dot Parker, grandfather, C.J. Parker, grandmother Patricia Beesley; Uncles Scott Parker, Jerome Beesley and Robby Beesley; Aunt Kendra Campbell; great aunts Fay Kilgo and Lindsey Parker; great uncle J.E. Bailey; and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 5:00-7:00 PM at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home, 2201 N Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida.
Funeral Services: Friday, September 23, 2011, 2:00PM at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home Chapel at 2201 N Partin Drive, Niceville, Fl.
Interment will immediately follow at the Heritage Gardens Cemetery.
Born: October 1, 1972
Place of Birth: Columbus, Georgia
Death: September 19, 2011
Place of Death: Niceville, Florida
Ricky Beesley, Father
Diane-Parker Beesley, Mother
Dot Parker, Grandmother
C.J. Parker, Grandfather
Patricia Beesley, Grandmother
Scott Parker, Uncle
Jerome Beesley , Uncle
Robby Beesley, Uncle
Kendra Campbell, Aunt
Fay Kilgo , Great Aunt
Lindsey Parker, Great Aunt
J.E. Bailey, Great Uncle
Preceded in Death By
Sherman Thames, Spouse
Gilmore Beesley, Grandfather
Mark Parker, Uncle
Ethel Bailey, Great Grandmother