Stephanie Petrandis Obituary (1946-2021) – Tallahassee, FL
Stephanie “Cissy” Roush Boyd Petrandis
Tallahassee – It is with deep sadness, but with a joyful heart and grateful to have known her, that we announce the passing of Stephanie “Cissy” Roush Boyd Petrandis on April 16, following her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Cissy was born on February 27, 1946 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was the oldest of three children of Franklin W. Roush, Jr. and Ann Bragg Roush. She spent idyllic childhood summers on her family’s farm in Anderson, SC, often accompanied by foreign exchange students who were welcomed and entangled in the Roush family home throughout Cissy’s youth. . She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1964 and Florida State University in 1968, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, and was chosen Phi Delta Theta Sweetheart. Her children were raised in Monticello FL, where Cissy carried on the tradition of welcoming foreign students into their home. She was employed with the Jefferson County Clerk and later as an office manager at Boyd Family Farms, Inc. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello, Monticello Garden Club, Jefferson County Historical Association, Monticello Opera House, and has been a contributor / fundraiser at Aucilla Christian Academy. She was a former member of the Tallahassee Junior League, loved to travel, play tennis, walk and read, but most of all enjoyed entertaining and cooking with friends and family.
Cissy is survived by her beloved husband and soul mate, Jimmy Petrandis, daughter Suzanne Boyd, and sons John Boyd and David Boyd (fiance Kelly), grandchildren Laine and Trace Phipps and sister Pamela Roush Gaylor. She is also survived by stepchildren George Petrandis, Lee Petrandis and Lucy Poole, as well as stepchildren Lindsey and Jordan Poole, and Sophia Petrandis. Her son, Fred Allen “Trace” Boyd III, and her brother, Franklin W. “Bud” Roush III, predeceased her.
One can never forget her lively and infectious laugh that not only lights up any room, but adds joy to everyone around her. Cissy was kind, helpful, compassionate, welcoming, welcoming, selfless, understanding, loving and loved by everyone who knew her.
The family are hosting a Celebration of Life at The Swan House in Woodbrook at 497 Woodbrook Drive, Tallahassee 32312 on Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee 32308.
Posted in Tallahassee Democrat from April 19 to April 20, 2021.