Myrtle Christine Turnage, 87, passed away at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. She was born to Henry and Margaret Blow on March 14, 1932. She was a simple girl from Pikeville with extraordinary qualities. From an early age, she was kind, loving, helpful, quick to laugh, quietly strong; beautiful inside and out. She enjoyed small pleasures from napping on the warm backseat of her Daddy’s parked car to playing in the yard with her brother and sisters. Throughout her time on this earth, she understood that there was work and there was life; and she knew how to do both well. She excelled at everything she put her hand too graduating second in her high school class, top of the class in nursing school, and went on to have a long, productive career in the medical field.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M.
Christine—as she preferred to be called—was a giver. She gave liberally and often. She gave fully of her time, her means, her prayers, hope, and love. She bestowed benevolence in her church, across various faith-based organizations, and to extended family and friends. She gave selflessly for more than sixty years to the loves of her life—her husband, Perry, and daughter, Vicky. Her amazing legacy will be honored and cherished by all who knew her including her two grandchildren, Christa(Gerard) and Jason(Stacy); three great grandchildren, Jaden, Emerson, Evan; five sisters, Gloria, Sharon, Joyce, Sandra, Wanda; two brothers, Linwood and Dickie; and most of all her beloved daughter, Vicky(Mitchell).
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
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