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Mrs. Rachel Catherine Bickerstaff, age 73, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1944 in Pensacola. Florida to Phillip J. Sanchez and Mary Quina Sanchez.

Mrs. Bickerstaff was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Saint Margaret Catholic Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked as a Teachers Aid with the Escambia County School District for 31 years before retiring. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, and taking care of her animals. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  

Mrs. Bickerstaff was preceded in death by her father and mother, and siblings, Annie Adkinson, Sabra Kennedy, Phillip Sanchez Jr., Delores Wilkins, and Pinky Wartenbe.

Mrs. Bickerstaff is survived by her husband of 56 years Dillard R. Bickerstaff of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; sons, David Bickerstaff and wife Mary Ann of Pensacola, Florida, Daniel Bickerstaff and wife Julie of Pace, Florida, and Chris Bickerstaff of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; daughters, Sabra Hataway and husband Richard of DeFuniak Spring, Florida, Rachel Jones and husband Rick of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Teresita Page and husband Burke of Pensacola, Florida; sisters, Molly Hegman of Denver, Colorado and Terry Lupton and husband Kit of Pensacola, Florida, also survived by fifteen grandchildren.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435, with Father Richard Dawson officiating.

Flowers are being accepted.

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Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.

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