Rose Mary Turntine, 82 passed away August 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida, surrounded by her family. Born in Pana, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Emma Bernice (Hicks) Coleman. Rose Mary was a loving and devoted Navy wife, mother, sister and the matriarch of a family who placed her at the center of their world. Rose Mary attended Pana High School. She married the love of her life, Robert in 1957 and traveled the United States by his side while they raised their daughters. In 1975, Robert retired from the military and they settled in Jacksonville, Florida. Rose Mary was a member of the Arlington Baptist Church, the Red Hats Society and an active member of the Gold Wing Club. She was employed by Belk Department Store (May Cohens, May Florida, Maison Blanche) and retired after 31 years of service. Rose Mary enjoyed gardening, swimming, playing Bingo, attending craft shows, watching Hallmark movies, but most of all, she relished spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite past-time was weekend family barbeques and jigsaw puzzles. She is preceded in death by her daughter Tammy Christine, grandson, Tyler Edwin and great granddaughter, Charlotte Louise. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Turntine of 64 years and her sister, Ruth Ann Porter; her four daughters Debra Godwin (Paul), Dianna Johnson (George), Cathy Lehman (Ralph), and Julie Curran (John). She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Amanda, Brandy (Chris), George, Robert, Ryan (Kimberly), Christopher (Kristin), Paige, and ten great-grandchildren; Zachary, Tristan, Rilee, Caroline, Haley, Thomas, Jackson, Evangeline, Norah, and Scarlett. Services will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd N., Jacksonville, FL. 32225. For additional information or to leave an online condolence please visit dignitymemorial.com
. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the American Diabetes Association
Published by Florida Times-Union from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 2021.