North Santa Rosa

Patricia Ann Turner

Patricia Ann Grimes Turner was born on May 7, 1942 in Byrneville, Florida, to her beloved parents, Jack and Daisy Grimes. She was delivered by Mrs. Callie Shaw, neighbor, and the mother of her future lifelong best friend. She married the man of her dreams, love of her life, father of her five children, and husband of 60 years, Melvin ‘Cowboy’ Turner in June of 1958. After her marriage, she moved to Flomaton, Alabama where she spent years raising her children into kind, and caring people, who in turn gave her fifteen beautiful and sweet grandchildren. Her house was a home that was never completely neat and tidy like she always longed for it to be. Instead, it was always a home full of children running, and playing; neighbors, family, and friends eating talking, and always laughing. Her home was a favored gathering place of nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids alike because there they always felt welcomed, and unconditionally loved, and besides she was a wonderful cook. She was an excellent listener of teenage drama, referee to arguing children, and soother of crying babies. Her favorite pastimes included teaching her children and grandchildren an appreciation of the great musical oldies, especially Elvis, shopping with her daughters, cooking for large crowds, and rocking her grand, and great-grandbabies.
Because of Patricia’s sweet and gentle spirit, she left this world a better place than she found it. She died on Monday morning, October 15, 2018 after suffering from a long ugly illness that robbed her of her very essence and precious memories. In the hours prior to her death, she was surrounded by the presence and love of her husband, children, and grandchildren.

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her husband, Melvin Turner of Flomaton, Alabama; her three sons and daughters-in-laws, Roger and Tammy Turner of Flomaton, Alabama, Michael and Debbie Turner of Bay Minette, AL, Burt and Deborah Turner of Flomaton, Alabama; her daughters, Kimberly Gafford of Flomaton, Alabama, and Cassie and son-in-law, Luke Daffron of Millport, AL; her grandchildren, Cody Turner, Ashley Knowles, Brett Gafford, Allison Mulder, Olivia Turner, Jacob Turner, Amelia Turner, Thomas Turner, Tabitha Hendricks, Rebekah Turner, Nick Turner, Stephanie Turner, Cooper Daffron, Kate Daffron; her great-grandsons, Grayson and Garrison Knowles, and Emmett Mulder and Brayden Hendricks who will miss their Maw Maw’s love and presence more than they will ever truly know. Patricia also leaves behind her only surviving sibling her baby brother, Johnny Grimes of Byrneville, Florida. The rest of Patricia’s survivors include her sister-in-law’s family, brothers-in-law and their families, her brothers’ and sisters’ families, and two of the best friends a woman could ask for, Alice Faye Chavers, and Lily Ruth Graves.
Patricia experienced deep and mournful sorrow in her life with the passing of her parents, Jack and Daisy Grimes; her three brothers, Ed, Joe, and Jerry Grimes; her four sisters, Luverne Smith, Tommie Campbell, Sylvia Moore, and Emma Fay Bell, and her oldest and precious grandson, Lee Turner.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 9 P.M.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel at 2 P.M. with Rev. Johnny W. Lambeth officiating.
Interment will be in Pleasant Home Holiness Church Cemetery, Flomaton, AL.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Turner’s grandsons.

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