Florence Turner Obituary

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Florence Belva (Key) Turner

May 23, 1910 - March 11, 2014
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Florence Key Turner, 103, of Tyler, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Mrs. Turner, a retired seamstress, was born on May 23, 1910 between the communities of Mixon and Sycamore to Will and Bessie Key. She met Sam Turner in 1927 and they married on November 10, 1928. They lived in the Troup area for 48 years, where Sam farmed. They had one daughter, Betty Stainback of Tyler. They moved to Tyler in 1976 to be near her. Florence loved to bake and was an excellent seamstress but most of all she loved to take care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had twin great great grandsons, Preston and...
Florence Key Turner, 103, of Tyler, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Mrs. Turner, a retired seamstress, was born on May 23, 1910 between the communities of Mixon and Sycamore to Will and Bessie Key.

She met Sam Turner in 1927 and they married on November 10, 1928. They lived in the Troup area for 48 years, where Sam farmed.

They had one daughter, Betty Stainback of Tyler. They moved to Tyler in 1976 to be near her. Florence loved to bake and was an excellent seamstress but most of all she loved to take care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had twin great great grandsons, Preston and Nathan Stainback, who were her latest pride and joy.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1977. She will be remembered for her faith in her Lord, her loving ways and patience. She lived out Proverbs 31:10-A Godly wife, mother and grandparent; as well as Micah 6:8-She was genuine and lived out her faith. Our lives are rich because we knew her and her love for family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; son-in-law, Preston Stainback and great great granddaughter, Preslee Blakeney. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Stainback of Tyler; two grandchildren and spouses, Gloria Gabriel and her husband Brian of Tyler, Keith Stainback and his wife, Carol of Virginia Beach, VA; four great grandchildren and their spouses, Courtney Blakeney and her husband, Aaron of Tyler; Rebekah Oberg and her husband, Keith of Tyler, Kris Stainback and his wife, Lauren of Dallas, Seth Stainback and his wife, Sarah of Virginia Beach, VA and two great great grandsons, Preston and Nathan Stainback of Virginia Beach, VA.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00PM, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, 12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler. Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, March 14, 2014 also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church, 6704 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703 or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

Tyler Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery is entrusted with the arrangements.

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