Turner, Debra (Leigh) Griner, 59, Ocoee, FL, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Health Central Hospital. Born June 24, 1960 at Arlington Hospital in Arlington County, VA to the late Rev. Tom and Pat Griner.
She married high school sweetheart, Edward Hayes Turner, on April 24th, 1982 at New Life Presbyterian Church in Fruitland Park, FL. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. As a United Methodist minister’s daughter, she grew up to be a strong person of faith. That faith was deeply expressed in every aspect of her personal and professional life. Debbie was an avid artist – she painted, sketched, did floral arranging, cake decorating, indoor & outdoor gardening, interior decorating, and as a musician – she sang and played guitar. She also enjoyed nurturing children which was displayed through her many years as a nanny. She will be dearly missed by her family, her friends, and her cat, Boots.
Debbie is survived by her husband – Edward Turner, of Ocoee, FL, daughter – Kristina Turner of Fayetteville, NC; her sisters – Terry Anne (Mark) Farner of Fruitland Park, FL, Susan (Ray) Plank of Fulks Run, VA, Dr. Karen Griner (Jason Leidy) of Winter Garden, FL; Adopted sisters – Alice (Ronnie) Meindl of Archdale, NC and Robyn Smith of Mebane, NC; her nephews – Christian Farner (Kirsten Mertens) of Connersville, IN and Jayden Griner-Leidy of Winter Garden, FL and her nieces – Megan (Sam) Thomas of Marietta, GA and Amari Griner-Leidy of Winter Garden, FL and her great-nephew – Wilder Farner of Connersville, IN.
The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 2:00pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church located at 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road – Orlando, FL 32819 and officiated by Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams.
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Arrangements by Compass Pointe Funeral Home located at 737 West Colonial Drive – Orlando, FL 32804.