Dorothy 'Dot' Bignardi

Dorothy 'Dot' Bignardi, absent from the body, present with the Lord, April 28, 2013. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga., and resident of Destin, Fla., for 23 years.

Survived by Dan Bignardi, the love of her life for 63 years. He held her hands all those years and looks forward to holding them again in heaven. Wedding vows shared so long ago, held true until death do us part.

Also survived by their three children, Carol, Danny and Paula; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Dearly missed by all.

Memorial service dedicated to her devotion to God, her family and the abundance of life, will be held at 10 a.m. May 3 at First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach.

Genuine appreciation to family, friends, First Baptist Church family, Emerald Coast Hospice and to all those who made her life complete. No flowers, please. Her passion was the gift of giving. If lead to give, in her honor, please pay it forward to someone in need. God Bless.