Mary Alice Pendleton Cumbie

Date of Death

Mary Alice Pendleton Cumbie, 76, of Apalachicola passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024, at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on May 12, 1947, in Little Rock AR to Alice Parker Pendleton and CE Pendleton, Sr. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend.

Affectionately known around town as “Miss Mary”, she was a member of First Baptist Church for 50 years where she served as the church treasurer, director of Vacation Bible School, Leader of Girls in Actions, Acteens, Royal Ambassadors, and also teaching Sunday School for all ages. Mary lived her life to serve the Lord.

Mary worked at the Apalachicola State Bank for 20 years in various capacities and after retiring from the bank, she was a teacher at First Baptist Christian school.

Throughout the years, Mary and Wallace enjoyed traveling and have visited 15 national parks and monuments.

Mary was preceded in death by her father and mother; brother CE Pendleton, Jr.; sister Betty Mossburg (Claude) of Albany GA; brother Jimmy Pendleton (Sandra) of Apalachicola, FL; granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Johnson.

Survivors deeply missing her are: her loving husband of 59 years, Wallace Cumbie, of Apalachicola; her daughter, Sherri Johnson of Panama City, FL; son, Jeff Cumbie (Karen) of Chesterfield, VA; son, Michael Cumbie (Elisha) of Homosassa, FL; her grandchildren, who were the loves of her life: Hannah Cumbie, Jeffrey (Jay) Cumbie, Jr. (Melanie), Christian Johnson (Erin), Alyson Johnson, Mason Johnson, Kaylin Tencer (Brad), and Joseph Cumbie; her great-grandchildren: Avery Cumbie, Nathan Johnson, Charlie Cumbie, Carl Cumbie, Andrew Tencer, Eleanor Tencer, Stella Johnson, Amelia Tencer, and Lennox Jacobs; her sister, Doris Wentz (George); Many wonderful nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, who she adored. A celebration of life to honor Mary’s life will be held at a later date. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at 850-674-5449