De Pretis, Nancy Lee (Southard) Nancy De Pretis was born in Lawndale, California to Mary and Odell Southard in 1949. She was a lifetime South Bay resident and went to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on September 6th, 2007 at the age of 67. Nancy graduated from Leuzinger High School in 1958. After a bout with breast cancer she is survived by her husband Rev. Ernest De Pretis, children Robin Davis, Matthew De Pretis, Mark De Pretis and April De Pretis. She is also survived by two sisters, Louise McDougall , Nadine Steiner and nine grandchildren. Nancy played both the piano and organ. She volunteered her talent at many churches over the years. During her working years Nancy was secretary to the Chief of Santa Monica Superior Court and later legal secretary to a local law firm. Her favorite past time was sewing and crafting gifts for her family. Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 15, 2007 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach, California. Viewing will be Thursday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach . Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills.

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  1. Dear Ernest and all family: So many miracles, so many healings, and now, the ultimate healing. I know like many I was blessed to know Nancy and to enjoy her company and the great example of faith that she has always been to so many as well as me. Such an amazing person, but she was never overly impressed with herself, choosing instead always to be impressed by her Lord. I’m glad she will have the opportunity to be in a new body and painfree at last. I look forward to seeing her again. I know you will all miss her every day, and I am sad for you at her loss. Yet I am glad that you know she is with the Lord, and getting to see what eye has not seen nor ear heard. Love, Bill

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