Beryl Francis Wilbanks

Beryl (Nan) Wiklbanks, a resident of Destin, passed away June 15, 2013, at the Manor at Bluewater Bay after a short illness. She has been a longtime resident of Okaloosa County for more than 50 years. She retired from the Okaloosa County School System after working 20+ years at Bruner Middle School.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Durell Wilbanks.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheron Valsamakis, husband Chris and three grandchildren, Alex, wife Leslie, Christina, husband Ben, Katie, husband Chris and great-grandchildren, Zoe and Charles of Aberdeen, Miss.; son, Russell Wilbanks, wife Ilon; granddaughter, Ila Reeder, husband Stephen and great-grandsons, Caleb and Logan of Destin.

There will be no formal funeral service. Nan's wishes were to be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Destin or St. Jude Research Center in her name.

I want to take this time to thank the entire staff of the Manor at Bluewater Bay, especially Amber, Joy and Nickie. They treated our mother like she was their own.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Watkins Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach.