August 3, 1932 - January 4, 2022
Irene Ann Tuner, age 89, a devoted mother, loving grandmother, and a proud great grandmother (favorably known as Mi-Mi), passed away peacefully on January 4, 2022. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Waco, TX) and Doreen Turner (Boca Raton, FL), her granddaughter and great-grandson, Michelle and Jackson Davis (Tallahassee, FL), and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Irene’s story starts in 1932 in New York, born to John and Lina Sullivan. She was raised by her wonderful grandmother and aunts in Europe, though born in America. As a little girl and during the war, you would find Irene attending school and playing on the farm. She became close friends with the sheep and donkeys; she had nothing but beautiful childhood memories. Irene moved back to New York and started a family in 1954. She was known to be faithful, independent, hard-working, and self-sufficient. These top traits were most definitely passed down to her children and granddaughter. As a wife, mother, and full-time employee at Heller Financial, she always found the time to support her children, and she expected their best efforts at school, work, and in life. Both Joseph and Doreen attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, and she raised her children to know and love Jesus. She was also a charitable woman and donated to various organizations, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Disabled Veterans, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2000, at age 67, Irene retired and lived an adventurous life. Every year, with her children and granddaughter, they would pick a random state and plan a road trip (in a 1997 Ford F-350). She sure did love a good ole’ road trip, sightseeing, taking photos (polaroid, of course), purchasing postcards, and learning about our great country’s history. Irene always made sure her passport was renewed, and she took countless trips to Europe to visit family and friends. Traveling, laughing, and spending time with loved ones was an absolute priority to Irene. She indeed was a happy and blessed woman. In 2017, Irene decided it was time to sell her city flat in Flushing, New York, and settle down, close to her daughter in Boca Raton, Florida. While residing in Florida, you would find Irene taking the bus to go shopping, making friends with her neighbors, writing hand-written letters to her loved ones, watering her plants, or taking a walk to the lake to feed “her” ducks. Irene loved nothing more than to have her granddaughter and great-grandson visit her; she was so proud of them; they are her enduring legacy. An intimate memorial service celebrating Irene’s life will be held at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee on Saturday, January 15th at 10 am EST, followed by the burial at Roselawn Cemetery, also located in Tallahassee. The service will stream live for those unable to join us https://www.bevisfh.com/obituaries/Irene-Turner-2/#!/PhotosVideos . In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the following organizations: Susan G. Komen Foundation, Disabled Veterans, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Kelly Barber of Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com ) is assisting the Turner family with their arrangements.
Irene Ann Tuner, age 89, a devoted mother, loving grandmother, and a proud great grandmother (favorably known as Mi-Mi), passed away peacefully on January 4, 2022. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Waco, TX) and Doreen Turner (Boca Raton,... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Irene Ann Tuner, age 89, a devoted mother, loving grandmother,...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Turner family.Send Flowers